Inaya Folarin Iman
4 July 2022
Today, when the words “students” and “free speech” are placed close to one another in a sentence, it is generally in the context of the now all-too-common occurrence of the former campaigning against the latter.
Just last month, a survey by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) revealed that current students were more likely to favour safety over free speech.
The survey found that students are increasingly favouring measures to curb freedom of expression on campus and water-down academic rigour and debate by removing materials and memorials they deem to be offensive.
However, this weekend, more than 60 young people and students from across the UK met in London for the annual Living Freedom conference, a residential summer school to promote freedom of expression, the free exchange of ideas and passionate intellectual debate.
Read more at GB News.