Historian warns of limits on freedom of expression in universities

Ireland“The historian and former independent senator, Prof John A Murphy, has warned that a new puritanism is creeping into Irish universities. Prof Murphy said it was important that students were not limited in their freedom of expression but he feared that puritanism among students and some well-meaning staff was as limiting as the religious conservatism that existed in University College Cork (UCC) in the mid 20th century …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 17 January]

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