New Intolerance on Campus? An Event Brits Should Attend!

The New Intolerance on Campus

I see there’s a conference on campus intolerance coming up, organised by Spiked!

They talk in terms of a ‘new’ intolerance, but having attended a UK university in the Sixties, let me assure younger readers that the Left back then was just about as nasty as today.

See our post on one university which has resembled a loony-bin almost since it was founded!

Warwick Wallies Weasel Out of War on Free Speech – For Now! 

Free speech has been an endangered species for AGES!

However, Spiked! are an interesting bunch and whilst not always in tune with my views on the world, I’m happy to give details of their event so Brit readers can attend if they wish. 


The conference titled The New Intolerance on Campus is on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 from 12 to 5pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL.

With sessions on Safe Spaces, the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, No Platforming and hate speech, we will explore if the New Intolerance on campus is producing a generation of intellectual bigots, young minds that would rather censor or boycott their opponents than argue with them.

  • 11.55am:                     Doors open
  • 12pm – 12.40pm:       Lunch provided
  • 12.40pm – 12.45pm   Welcome
  • 12.45pm – 2pm:         Safe Spaces: education or therapy? debate
  • 2pm – 2.15pm:           Tea & coffee break
  • 2.15pm – 3.30pm:      BDS, bigotry and academic justice debate
  • 3.30pm – 3.40pm:      Break
  • 3.40pm – 4.55pm:      ‘No Platform: is hate speech free speech?’ 
  • 4.55pm – 5pm:           Closing remarks

(Speakers TBA)

The conference will mark the launch of the 2016 Free Speech University Rankings, spiked’s groundbreaking survey of campus freedom, which will be released on 1 February 2016.