academic freedom

Durham debate on Gaza shut down by protestors

Durham debate on Gaza shut down by protestors

Durham University has allowed protesters to prevent a debate on the Israel-Palestine conflict from going ahead.  Durham University’s Durham Union Society (DUS) organised a debate to take place on 7th June on the motion This House Believes Palestinian Leadership is…

Academic paper rejected following Twitter storm.

Academic paper rejected following Twitter storm

The New Bioethics has rejected a paper on non-academic criteria, and violated its own ethical guidelines by assessing papers differently depending on the author’s race and sex.  Dr. Perry Hendricks is an American academic philosopher, with a PhD from Purdue…

Cambridge publishes strong new free speech code.

Cambridge publishes strong new free speech code

The University of Cambridge will adopt a strong new Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech.  Universities have been required, since the Education Act (1986), to issue codes of practice setting out how they will secure freedom of speech. In…

London Principles for Academic Freedom Launched

London Principles for Academic Freedom Launched

Friday 10th May saw the launch of the London Principles for Academic Freedom.  The London Universities’ Council for Academic Freedom (LUCAF) is a non-partisan, academic led organisation which works to support academic freedom. It was founded in November 2023 and…