Proposed legislation from the government, which would see the introduction of a ‘free speech champion’ for universities, has recently been the subject of much controversy. Rachael Powell discusses the culture of free speech in universities and why she welcomes the legislation.
Arts & Lit Editor Lucy Aylmer examines the position of political cartoonists in today’s political and social climate.
Maybe the right is right. Perhaps we, on the student left, are snowflakes. There are certainly some uncanny similarities, and not, as one individual wrote, without a flake of irony, that “when we come together we become a mighty blizzard.” Many of us evidently feel fragile enough to mandate non-contact with anything aside other snowflakes. […]
F ree speech is apparently under fire from the left. As a member of the left I have to ask how? I repeatedly see the narrative that free speech is being limited by No Platforming, denying the right to speak is a limit on freedom of speech. However, this is a severe misunderstanding of what […]
I began working as a campaign representative, and most recently as an editor, for the #Right2Debate campaign a few months ago, in response to my growing awareness and acknowledgement of the epidemic of campus censorship. This is believed to be as a result of unclear student union policies, NUS hypocrisy, the ambiguity of safe space […]
The last few weeks made for frightening reading, particularly for those who are interested in the right to freely express one’s views at university, supposed centres of free thinking and intellectualism. Iranian secular human rights activist Maryam Nawazie was initially refused a platform by Warwick Students’ Union, due to fears of “insulting religion”, which makes it […]