Freedom of Expression to be explored at next public lecture

12 January 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University's public lecture series continues next month exploring the fundamental principle of freedom of expression.

Speakers for the event on Tuesday 3 February are Baroness Onora Sylvia O’Neill, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Mark Hammond, Chief Executive of the EHRC and Visiting Professor at the University.

The lecture will introduce a new publication by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the legal framework that protects, and restricts freedom of expression, with particular reference to hate speech and offences relating to areas protected under the Equality Act 2010.           

The public lecture is free to attend and open to all. It takes place on Tuesday 3 February, 6pm, Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University, CT1 1QU.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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