Free Speech


This week’s topic is on free speech.

Free speech is considered an important freedom to many people. What do we mean we talk about free speech? Is it under threat at universities? Is free speech a legitimate reason to be discriminatory?

Facilitation Notes

Discussion Questions
  • Is free speech at universities really under threat? 
  • Should universities take on the responsibility of de-platforming groups or individuals with potentially harmful ideologies?
  • At what point does censorship become unacceptable?
  • Should universities be able to control what their staff say on social media?
  • How legitimate is “cancel culture”?
  • Who gets to decide what is allowed to be said?
Resource Personalisation

You could include resources on free speech in your university, such as policy documents or recent relevant news articles. 

Culture Club.