Freedom to offend

Thursday 11 October, 17:4519:15, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SPUK satellites

Where free speech was once widely considered to be a virtue, recently it has come to be questioned in many quarters. With consideration being given to fining universities if they don’t allow freedom of speech on campus, is it worth standing up for the right to offend?


Dr Joanna Williams
academic and author

Gerry Hassan
writer and commentator

Nik Williams
Scottish PEN


Claire Fox, director, Academy of Ideas; author, I STILL Find That Offensive!

This debate is part of Festival of Politics 2018.  For further information and to buy tickets, please visit Festival of Politics