2 Feb 2019

Debate over university free speech guidelines

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission has published new guidlelines backed by the government and a host of higher education institutions to clampdown on censorship in universities across the country.

It comes after a number of high-profile incidents in recent years where people invited to speak at universities were “no platformed” by student unions due to concerns about their views.

We’re joined by free speech activist and student Alex O’Connor and Senthorun Raj, a lecturer at Keele University who specialises in anti-discrimination law and human rights.