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The only conservative scholar on campus?

A right-wing philosopher in Texas tells John Gill how a minority of students can shut down debates and intimidate lecturers – and why he backs Trump

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Global visa crackdowns herald era of ‘contested’ mobility

Higher education figures warn that US and Australian policies could threaten academic and student movement 

Higher Education and Research Bill passed by UK parliament

Bill to further market approach in England backed by MPs and Lords

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Freedom of speech is not just for academics

Universities should not be neutral about attempts to ‘no platform’ speakers. They must defend students’ right to hear orthodoxy challenged, says Steve Fuller

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