Letter to the Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University about the expulsion of Dr Jon Pike from a seminar for expressing gender critical views


We’ve written to the Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University, Professor Nick Jennings, after our member, Dr Jon Pike of the Open University, was removed from a seminar on ‘trans inclusion in women’s sport’ for asking questions about the fairness of allowing biological men to compete against female athletes. Dr Pike is a world-leading expert in this area and his expertise has been sought by numerous international sports bodies. We consider this to be a failure of the University to uphold its obligations to academic freedom and freedom of speech, and an act of discrimination against Dr Pike on the grounds of his gender critical beliefs.