Panel debate and discussion on the issue of free speech. All welcome.
Free speech has become an issue of significant controversy. This debate will assess a number of key questions, including:
- To what extent should freedom of speech be regarded as an absolute value?
- Is it possible to draw a clear distinction between speech and action?
- What constitutes hate speech and should it be banned?
- Melantha Chittenden - National Union of Students LGBT+ officer
- Claire Fox - Director of the Institute of Ideas, BBC Radio 4 Moral Maze panellist, author of ‘I Find that Offensive’
- Professor Mark Hammond - former CEO of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Professor James Soderholm - Head of Humanities, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Come and participate in the debate – all welcome
Supported by: Christ Church students’ Union / Engaging Sociology / Politics Matters / CCCU UCU
This event is open to the public.