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Freedom or Reputation?

Published: 9th June, 2017

Academic freedom is under attack – in Turkey, in Hungary and elsewhere. The University of Leicester’s president and vice-chancellor, in a recent article for Times Higher (How should universities respond when academic freedom is under threat? (13 May), quotes with approval European University Association president Rolf Tarrach: ‘university autonomy and academic freedom are crucial for…

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We want our cake!

Published: 8th March, 2017

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President Trump, the ‘Muslim ban’ and University of Leicester

Published: 2nd February, 2017

Letter sent to President and Vice-Chancellor Paul Boyle on 2 February 2017. No reply of substance was received. Dear Professor Boyle We are alarmed by the news currently emanating from the United States and we are sure you are too. In particular we note President Trump’s recent executive order to prevent anyone from one of…

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End-of-year message, Dec 2016

Published: 15th December, 2016

15 December 2016 Dear Colleague It’s been quite a year at the University of Leicester! We’ve no doubt all been transformed by the experience – though whether institutionally so is another question. For some of our colleagues – notably those at the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning the months of uncertainty and anxiety have not…

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