November 2023

Edinburgh UCU’s hypocrisy about free speech

Adult Human Female poster. A documentary by Reality Matters.

Yesterday evening, a screening of the film Adult Human Female took place at Edinburgh University, under heavy guard, and despite calls for its cancellation by the Edinburgh branch of the University and College Union (UCUE). The film screening was hosted…

Antisemitism and Pro-Israel Scholarship

The recent surge of antisemitic incidents in the UK has undermined the freedom of Jewish scholars wishing to support or offer non-critical discussion of Israel.   On the 7th October, Hamas murdered fourteen-hundred Israeli civilians. Israel has retaliated with a full…

Conservationist claims bias at the IPBES

Mr Clive Hambler, a conservationist and ecologist at the University of Oxford, has recently given evidence to the Committee for Academic Freedom of bias towards mainstream climate narratives in top academic institutions.   Mr Hambler is notable for his discovery of…

The official view of Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library is compiling a list of books it considers “problematic”.  On the 21st October, it was revealed in the Telegraph that Cambridge University Library (CUL) was compiling a list books it considered “problematic”. CUL is one of the…

SARs and Government Censorship

The full scale of the UK government’s censorship of academics and experts is yet to be uncovered.   In August 2023 the UK government admitted the existence of fifteen departmental-level “due diligence” policies relating to academic and expert speakers. The policies…

Education expert replatformed

Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert, an expert in education who was cancelled from Rethinking Education’s 2023 Conference, has been replatformed.    Dr Cuthbert has been a member of the Ofsted advisory panel on English and given evidence to the all-party parliamentary group…