“Illiberal” and “alarming”: University statute amendments criticised

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Toby Young of the Free Speech Union said: “From the Free Speech Union’s point of view, the most egregious element in the proposed amendments to the disciplinary code is the reference to causing offence. As has already been pointed out to Congregation by our Chairman, Nigel Biggar, and others, the law prevents the University from prohibiting or sanctioning speech solely on the ground that it is offensive.”

Martin Alfonsin Larsen and Gaspard Rouffin, The Oxford Student, 6th June 2024.