QUB: Call for apology over gay aversion therapy

Posted in Governance and administration on October 25th, 2019 by steve

“A leading Queen’s University academic has called on the institution to release more information on its historical involvement in electrical aversion therapy on gay men. BBC News NI previously interviewed a student who was shown pictures of naked men and given electric shocks if he was aroused. It took place during the late 1960s and early 1970s …” (more)

[Niall McCracken and Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 24 October]

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QUB Professor Phil Scraton refuses OBE

Posted in Governance and administration on December 29th, 2016 by steve

“Hillsborough campaigner and Queen’s University academic Prof Phil Scraton has turned down an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. The author led the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s research team. He said he could not receive an honour in protest ‘at those who remained unresponsive’ to help families and survivors affected by the disaster …” (more)

[BBC News, 29 December]

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