Oxford professor speaks out against safe spaces

Professor Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University, has said that new Home Office legislation, as well as an overemphasis on “so-called safe spaces,” pose a threat to free speech in Britain. The new legislation, he says, would theoretically have banned nonviolent extremist speakers such as Jesus Christ from UK universities. Speaking at the Hay Festival, sponsored by The Telegraph, on 30 May, Professor Garton Ash said that an increase in self-censorship among British students has led … Continue reading Oxford professor speaks out against safe spaces