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Government pledges to protect free speech on campus

It’s being claimed as the biggest intervention by ministers in campus free speech for more than 30 years

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The theatre of debate – winning the war on political correctness

Reclaiming the space for intellectual, civilised debate

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Free IFS talk on whether rich pay enough tax

“If you care about who’s paying for our public services, you should come to our public talk on the 24th” said IFS Associate Director ahead of free public talk

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Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Freedom of speech is under threat on university campuses, as students we should be defending it

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Brexit panel finds that young people hold huge stake in negotiations

While the specific nature of Brexit remains unclear, questions about the future are addressed at the University of Manchester, hosted by the Students’ Union

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Gigi Hadid, Melania Trump, and the rise of virtue signalling

Romy Biscoe uses the controversy at the AMAs as a window to explore the modern phenomenon of ‘virtue signalling’ and its role in the US election

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The failures of communication

Ryan Khurana examines the nature of communication, perception, and the ineffectiveness of modern debate

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The triggering: safe spaces are eroding our freedoms

In university campuses across Canada, the United States and Britain is an evil that is triumphing against our freedom. It has led to the erosion…

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Free speech crusaders harm debate

Making some trivial issues to be political under the banner of free speech churns the debating ground into dogma

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The Status-Faux

Following the evolution of technology to create designer faux fur, Sophie Billington discusses the fur-free movements and hypocrisy within the industry

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The diversity debate

Following the controversy regarding the Marc Jacobs SS17 show, contributor Jai Joshi weighs in on the debate on diversity within the industry and calls for a need to change

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Manchester scientists discuss the possibility of alien life

From supposed UFO sightings to rumours of abduction, one of science’s greatest unknowns—is there really alien life out there? Staff from the University of Manchester got together to discuss their views