Wednesday, 18 January 2017



University Radio York are searching for an academic who would be willing to come and take part in a half hour live debate show with the topic: 'Is there a limit to free speech on campus?'


Dear Politics and Sociology

Dear All,

University Radio York are searching for an academic who would be willing to come and take part in a half hour live debate show with the topic 'Is there a limit to free speech on campus?', this Friday from 6-6.30pm.

The idea of the show is to have a detailed, compact debate, with just three participants. 

A student will represent either side of the argument, and the member of academic staff will be there to provide expertise and balance on the issue and somewhat moderate and fact check the arguments presented. 

We really want the debate to go beyond the sometimes mud-slinging affairs that student politics can get into and feel having someone of your expertise would be highly effective at achieving this.

The context for this topic is the Tommy Robinson event, announced over Christmas and subsequently cancelled, which provoked debates about free speech on university campuses in particular. 

As such, we're hoping the Tommy Robinson case study will be a launchpad into a wider debate.

I would be very grateful for an offer of participation, like I said your expertise combined with your interest in this university would be massively beneficial.

So if you are free between 6 and 6.30 on Friday and do feel you could contribute to this debate I would be delighted to hear from you.

Kind regards,
Peter Rogers

Head of News and Sport
University Radio York

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