HATE, HERESY AND THE FIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH

In this telling debate, filmed by WORLDwrite volunteers at the Battle of Ideas Festival at Church House, Westminster, speakers and audience discuss what’s happened to free speech and the way forward. The Kathleen Stock case is on the agenda too as she declines her place on the panel due to transphobia allegations and a witch hunt on campus.

It’s a must watch and it becomes clear there are no easy answers.

The speakers are: Dr Piers Benn – Philosopher, author and lecturer James Murray – Lawyer; senior associate, Taylor Vinters; research fellow, University of Buckingham; James Tooley – Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham; author, The Beautiful Tree Dr Joanna Williams – Founder and Director, Cieo; author, Women vs Feminism and Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t be Bought The Chair is Timandra Harkness – Journalist, writer and broadcaster; presenter, Radio 4’s FutureProofing and How to Disagree; comedian, Take A Risk; author, Big Data: Does Size Matter?