Oxford University has released a ‘Statement on the Importance of Free Speech,’ and has rejected the Academic Hate Speech motion that was passed by Oxford SU student council on Thursday. The University told The Blue: ‘I can confirm that the University has no plans to censor reading materials assigned by our academics.’
“It’s genuinely the mission to come to Oxford, make this big difference, especially on the environment with a long tradition that’s never changed.”
Without the crux of routine, dependable distractions, or casual socialising, it is too easy for us to sink back into the grasp of harmful thinking and behaviour – like the sensual embrace of an old, but bitterly destructive, friend.
Roshan Panesar and Madeleine Ross present opposing sides of the debate on life versus liberty.
Every one of us is concerned with how to best shield those most vulnerable in our society from the looming shadow of the coronavirus; whether that be the elderly, the immunocompromised, rough sleepers, or our essential workers who put themselves in the line of fire every day. But what about those most vulnerable in the world?