Free speech plan to tackle ‘silencing’ views on campuson February 16, 2021 at 1:25 am

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New post is among proposals aimed at strengthening academic freedom in England’s universities.

Tom Simpson, associate fellow at the right-of-centre think-tank Policy Exchange, and an associate professor of philosophy and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, said that a “very online culture” allowed the views of a minority to exert disproportionate influence on administrators, and to “exert a chilling effect on other academics”.

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