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

Review: Not safe, just absurdly soft

Nick Cater reviews What's Happened to the University?

Campuses are breaking apart into ‘safe spaces’

Why Millennials are so fragile

Free speech is at grave risk on university campuses

Review: Free thought under siege

The battle over microaggressions going on at our universities is both a symptom and a cause of malaise and strife in society at large, writes Daniel Shuchman.

Cast out for criticising PC: the 21st-century inquisition

The punishment of NYU's Michael Rectenwald should worry us all.

The rise of safe space segregation

Campus identity politics has morphed into a new racialism.

Universities need to stop treating their students like children

Students are too often micromanaged and policed while on campus, and it needs to stop.

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.

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