• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: academic freedom and free speech

The Orwellian University

Speech codes are now littered with words that are ambiguous and opaque.

Too many academics are now censoring themselves

Whether it’s the Holocaust or A Midsummer Night’s Dream, lecturers should not have to tip-toe around issuing trigger warnings to stop students being distressed.

Walking out of consent classes… What’s wrong with ‘snowflake’ students these days?

Don’t turn university into a clinic

The vilification of controversy on college campuses

The end of argument

Students are demanding to be protected from ideas they find offensive or just uncomfortable. Academics should stop indulging this idea; students should grow up.

Academic says students pulling down Rhodes statue is no better than ISIS wrecking temples

Microaggression theory: an assault on everyday life

This crusade against unwitting racism is deeply divisive.

The death of free speech

As Germaine Greer is branded 'transphobic' by student feminists, a top academic attacks the self-righteous zealots censoring history and literature and crushing debate in our universities.

What’s behind the fashion for banning?

Barely a day passes without someone demanding a ban on something.

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