John Stuart Mill

The Limits of Free Speech on Campus

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

No-platform policies are not a form of Orewellian censorship - they are a reasonable concept encouraging self-regulation. Rather than 'banning' individuals outright, we as students must place significant pressure on the relevant authorities to withhold the right of certain individuals to speak at certain times on campus.

Creative Conferences?

Nick Jefferson | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Nick Jefferson

It's the season of party conferences here the UK. In the wake of Lehman, and almost by default, politicians of all colours like to call for a rebalancing of the UK economy towards manufacturing. Making things seems, prima facie, a common sense way to help revive the nation. But what if how we think of our history is wrong?

Muslim Women Complicit in their Repression?

Sajda Khan | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

When I was a first year undergraduate student, my psychology lecturer told me that Muslim women were complicit in their own repression and did not know what it was like to be liberated. As a student of humanities and social sciences I gauged that his views were conspicuously grounded in the litany of anecdotal sources cited by the media.

The Leveson Inquiry: Should we Care About Cameron's Response?

Sarah Aston | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK
Sarah Aston

Cameron has publically recognized the failures of the media sector but has been careful to remain ambivalent as to how far he would be willing to go to prevent the media abusing information available to them.

Lessons From the Finnish Education System

Alan Moore | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Alan Moore

"Human nature is not like a machine that is built like a model and set to the do the work exactly proscribed for it, but, should be seen as a tree that uniquely grows depending on the diverse and inward forces that make it a living thing".

Smokers of the World Unite!

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK
Benjamin Lazarus

So as this spectre of anti-smoking haunts our great nation, I encourage all who believe in the cause of freedom to stop this militant prohibition against those of us who enjoy our vices, and we must never been made to apologize to anyone for doing so.