Ex-Durham donor cuts off university cash to fund fight for free speech

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Mark Hillery, a retired hedge fund manager who donated more than £7 million to his alma mater between 2015 and 2021, told The Telegraph that he will not donate to any university again until “they get their free speech house properly in order”.
This year, he has instead gifted £400,000 to the Free Speech Union, a campaign group whose work includes protecting cancelled academics.

Louisa Clarence-Smith, The Telegraph, 27th December 2022.