October 2023

Government Pressure, the Israel-Palestine debate

On the 10th October the University and College Union, the largest union for academics in the UK, issued a statement which condemned   in the strongest possible terms the targeting of civilian life by both Hamas and the Israeli military, and…

Jo Phoenix vs The Open University 

Monday 2nd October marked the first day of Professor Jo Phoenix’s Employment Tribunal against the Open University.   Professor Phoenix is a highly respected criminologist, formerly Dean at Durham University and Chair of Criminology at the Open University. Professor Phoenix believes…

Publication, Conformity, Climate Science

Dr Patrick Brown, an American scientist, and co-director of the Breakthrough Institute’s Climate and Energy Team, recently published a paper in the world’s leading academic science journal Nature. Brown’s paper showed that increases in temperature since the industrial revolution are…

Jenny Bulstrode, Malpractise, and Academic Freedom

Dr Jenny Bulstrode, an academic at University College London (UCL) and previously Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, is being investigated for academic malpractice.    Dr Bulstrode published an article in the journal History and Technology. In it, she argues that…