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Debating Matters championship held at Oxford Union

Last week the Oxford Union played host to the Oxfordshire finals of the Debating Matters championship. The competition for...

Interview: David Aaronovitch

"The people’s whose future depends on this question are overwhelmingly against the thing we have decided for their future. That’s a problem."

Polarising the free speech debate

The question of who deserves our attention does not allow us easy answers.

Counter-terrorism measures threaten democracy

Recent abuses of regulation lay bare the extent of its politicisation.

Gagging clauses: Oxford used “more than one a week” last year

The University ranks highly against other Russell Group universities s in its use of so-called "gagging" clauses

MEP writes to Vice-Chancellor after disinvitation

Bearder was disinvited after referring to her opponent’s opinions as “little unicorn” which she hoped to “put back in their stables”

Don’t confuse free speech with hate speech

The Union’s series of predictably shocking speakers are anathema to our values

My existence is not your next punchline

Comedians have the power to shape how we think

Historic panel relocated from Union due to clash with far-right speaker

The panel will be relocated to a college venue due to concerns over anticipated "free-speech" protests

Freedom of speech is bigger than any Boris jibe

The domain of speech should always be off-limits to top-down oversight.
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