Tom Simpson co-authors position paper on academic freedom in the UK

Tom Simpson has co-authored (with Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck College, University of London) a position paper on academic freedom in the UK. The report presents policy recommendations for universities, government and civil society to ensure academic freedom can thrive, among concerns that debate is being stifled due to political discrimination and a culture of conformity. The position paper influenced the UK Conservative Party's manifesto in the December 2019 general election.