UCU members have helped organise a free speech debate on the North Holmes Road campus on Thursday January 26.
The event is free and open to the public.
See below for more details:
Old Sessions House, OG46, Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1NX Thursday 26 January 2017 (18:00-20:00)
For more information email Jim Butcher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free speech has become an issue of significant controversy. This debate will assess a number of key questions, including:
- To what extent should freedom of speech be regarded as an absolute value?
- Is it possible to draw a clear distinction between speech and action?
- What constitutes hate speech and should it be banned?
- Melantha Chittenden – National Union of Students LGBT+ officer.
- Claire Fox – Director of the Institute of Ideas, BBC Radio 4 Moral Maze panellist, author of ‘I Find that Offensive’.
- Professor Mark Hammond – former CEO of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
- Professor James Soderholm – Head of Humanities, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys.
Supported by: Christ Church students’ Union / Engaging Sociology / Politics Matters / CCCU UCU.
This event is open to the public.