1 July: Silenced on campus: are our universities safe-guarding free expression?

Index on Censorship Summer 2015 Magazine Debate and Drinks

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Education, the beginning of so many roads. But if we start closing some of those avenues down, arguing they are too dangerous or challenging, do we begin to travel in a terrifying direction?

From no-platform policies to campus extremism, and student sit-ins to the correct balance between safety and liberty, join us to explore the global situation for freedom of expression on campus.

Come to our lively Question Time-style discussion, chaired by Index on Censorship’s CEO Jodie Ginsberg and introduced by magazine editor Rachael Jolley.

With speakers including:

  • Nicola Dandridge, chief executive, Universities UK
  • Greg Lukianoff, president and chief executive, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, USA
  • Lord Ken Macdonald, barrister, former director of public prosecution, and warden, Wadham College, Oxford
  • Julie Bindel, journalist, broadcaster, author and feminist campaigner
  • Siana Bangura, blogger, writer, spoken word poet

Followed by a summer drinks reception.

 

When: Wednesday 1 July, 6:30-7:30pm event, followed by drinks reception
Where: Clore Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London, WC1E 7HX (Map/directions)
Tickets: Free, registration is required as space is limited.

 

Presented in conjunction with The Conversation, SAGE Publishing and Arts Council England.

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