9 Aug | 7.30-9PM | Quaker Meeting House | £5
Chair: Professor Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) | Panelists: Peter Tatchell (Campaigner/Journalist), Rev Dr Harriet Harris (University of Edinburgh), Carol Young (Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights), Gavin Douglas (University of Edinburgh)
Should all ideas that sit at the edge of society be allowed a public platform, no matter how controversial or unacceptable they are? Is that better than compromising freedom of speech - considered a cornerstone of our society? These questions have been recently raised in public consciousness by the Westminster Government’s Prevent Strategy, which aims to prevent religious radicalisation through confronting extremist ideology. Our panel will discuss whether human rights are currently being compromised through the enacting of censorship.