Committee of Enquiry/Freedom of Speech Ref 27: Swingler

I condemn a system which allows something to be reckoned morally justifiable but still attempts to repress it

 File Author Date Document Type
Click to open N Swingler 14th June 1968 Free speech submission

Nigel Swingler’s response to Committee of Enquiry Chair Keith Trace’s memorandum (circulated 11th June) on freedom of speech at the University, and how the three-part statement of principles it contained might apply to the events of 7th May; Swingler approaches the statement from a militantly activist perspective, arguing that preserving ‘free speech’ functions to reaffirm existing hierarchies and privilege, and that universities have the option, if not the obligation, to take up a position on issues such as CBW

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