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Vice Chancellors and students questioned on Freedom of Speech in Universities

9 January 2018

The Joint Committee on Human Rights continues its inquiry on Freedom of Speech in Universities questioning Vice Chancellors and students from Edinburgh, Sussex and SOAS universities on the topic of regulation.

Likely questions on the agenda for the public session on Wednesday include:

  • Is the requirement for a free speech code effective?
  • Are regulatory regimes coherent?
  • Are universities and student unions inhibited by regulations, and if so, which are most significant?


Wednesday 10 January 2018, Committee room 1, Palace of Westminster.

At 3.15pm

  • Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Edinburgh
  • Patrick Kilduff, President, Edinburgh University Students' Association
  • Professor Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor, Unversity of Sussex
  • Frida Gustafsson, President, Student Union, University of Sussex
  • Baroness Valerie Amos CH, Director, SOAS University of London

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