Letter to Lord Wharton regarding Professor Timothy Luckhurst

We’ve written to Lord Wharton, the Chair of the Office for Students, asking him to pay close attention to the current investigation of Tim Luckhurst, the Principal of South College, Durham who is subject to a witch-hunt at the University following his invitation to Rod Liddle to give an after-dinner speech on Friday 3 December. Following his receipt of this letter, Lord Wharton gave an interview to the Telegraph in which he said: “As a point of principle it is important for students to engage with views and theories with which they may not agree. A robust but tolerant sharing of views is an essential element of the whole experience of higher education.”