Box 8

Committee of Enquiry documents

  • Report of Tribunal of Enquiry (received by Committee 10th June).
  • Circular from Committee Chair Keith Trace (11th June) canvassing comments (deadline 17th June) on its three-part statement of principles regarding freedom of speech.
  • Report from Committee of Enquiry on principle of freedom of speech (24th June) including final page “Conclusions – A Minority View” signed by only five of the committee members, and expressing a much more conservative take on the events of 7th May.
  • The Committee of Enquiry Free Speech folder consists of responses to Trace’s circular; there were 47 in total, itemised in the list below. Of these, 39 are written letters, and the remainder simply brief statements of agreement/dissent regarding the three parts of the Committee’s statement; these brief statements are summarised in a single final document, stamped 40-47.
  1. Dorothy Forrester, Graduate student, Language Centre.
  2. David B Butler, Sub-Librarian.
  3. P W Edwards, Professor, Dept. of Literature.
  4. A Barker, Dept. of Government.
  5. D W Turberville, Barrister-at-Law (typed on Registrar’s Office notepaper).
  6. J M Dowden, Dept. of Mathematical Studies.
  7. Jennifer S Murphy, 3rd-year Economics.
  8. John N Bradley, Chair, Dep. Of Chemistry.
  9. Malcolm France, Anglican Chaplain.
  10. Alasdair MacIntryre, Professor, Dept. of Sociology.
  11. Michael Freeman, Dept. of Government.
  12. Simon Rowntree.
  13. R Wolkowinski, Language Centre.
  14. I R MacCallum, Dept. of Computing Science.
  15. Peter Archard, Graduate student, Dept. of Government.
  16. K E Russell, Graduate student, Contemporary Russian Language Analysis Project.
  17. D E W Laidler, Dept. of Economics.
  18. R G Lipsey, Chair, Dept. of Economics.
  19. Ernest Rudd, Dept. of Sociology.
  20. Susan Lowdon, 3rd-year Sociology.
  21. A J Matheson, Dept. of Chemistry.
  22. Noreen Elliott.
  23. K F Bowden, Dept. of Computing Science.
  24. Tudor Sprinks.
  25. R N De Morgan and B O’Mahoney, Computing Centre.
  26. D J Barber, Dept. of Physics.
  27. Nigel Swingler, Comparative Studies CFY (?)
  28. A R Holt, Dept. of Mathematics.
  29. Geoffrey Hawthorn.
  30. J G Tillett, Dept. of Chemistry.
  31. D F Greenslade, Dept. of Chemistry.
  32. T P P Hall, Dept. of Physics.
  33. Donald Wesling, Dept. of Literature.
  34. Colin Rogers, Students’ Council.
  35. K W Cattermole, Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering Science.
  36. J Tilley, Dept. of Physics.
  37. R S Tse.
  38. Charles Posner (enc. text on restructuring at University of Paris also in Box 16).
  39. Manfred Gordon, Dept. of Chemistry.
  40. Mrs E Barrett.
  41. Michel Beuthe.
  42. Dr G J Bullen.
  43. Professor A F Gibson.
  44. T P Hughes, Dept. of Physics.
  45. M Parkin, Dept. of Economics.
  46. R M G Roberts, Dept. of Chemistry.
  47. Roger Smith.