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The new blasphemies on campus

The Free Speech University Rankings (FSUR) is back. spiked’s groundbreaking analysis of free speech in the UK academy has published its fourth annual report, and it shows that campus censorship isn’t going away. Our survey, ranking 115 UK universities using our traffic-light system, shows that 55 per cent of universities now actively censor speech, 39 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation, and just six per cent are truly free, open places. What’s more, in some areas, the severity of restrictions seems to be increasing. We found that almost half of all institutions attempt to censor or chill criticism of religion and transgenderism. There are blasphemies on campus, new and old, that students commit at their peril. Read the 2018 results.

Traffic-light ranking system:

  • RED:

    has banned and actively censored ideas on campus

  • AMBER:

    has chilled free speech through intervention

  • GREEN:

    has a hands-off approach to free speech

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