Cultural cold wars

This article first appeared in HE Universities risk ignoring laws about protecting freedom of speech in their attempt to protect students against being radicalised, write Alison Scott-Baumann and Hugh Tomlinson. By Alison Scott-Baumann and Hugh Tomlinson Universities are under increasing pressure from government to prevent students coming into contact with “extreme” ideas. The view is…

Counter-terrorism could be counter-productive

This article first appeared in HE By Rachel Hall Most universities comply with counter-radicalisation regulations. However the rules may not be evidence-based. Universities could update their IT policies and keep a closer watch on student unions, but are mostly complying with legislation intended to prevent extremism, according to the first monitoring report published by the…