Tribunal of Enquiry Report

 

inevitable in such circumstances that memories should be at variance or mistaken or muddled

 File Author Date Document Type
Click to open A Gifford, M Freeman, M Gray, P Partington, J Reissland 10th June 1968  Internal Report

Final report of the Tribunal of Enquiry into the events of 7th May, established 21st May; the Tribunal, chaired by Lord Gifford, had received 79 items of written evidence, and conducted hearings involving cross-examination of 37 witnesses; the key findings, in terms of the Vice Chancellor’s decision to rusticate three of the students as ‘ringleaders’ for infringing on Dr Inch’s freedom of speech, are in paragraphs 19 and 28-29; the Tribunal finds that the demonstrators had indeed attempted to prevent Dr Inch from giving his scheduled lecture to the student Chemical Society, but also that it had found no evidence of any inner circle of ringleaders

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