last saturday evening (12th november), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4 no platform (presented by professor andrew hussey) (in the archive on 4 series)
“Professor Andrew Hussey will hear how no platforming, made official NUS policy in 1974, took its inspiration from the disruptive methods of anti-fascist campaigners in the 1930s.
Hussey will examine whether there has been a shift in recent times, making the current incarnations of ‘no platform’ and ‘safe spaces’ a real danger, as many have suggested, to free speech on University campuses … and the use of ‘safe spaces’ as an excuse to barrack and intimidate speakers through the employment of the ‘heckler’s veto’.”
including contributions from …
• david aaronovitch
• katie welsh
• richard brooks of the NUS (more…)