Freedom of Speech
As a provider of Higher Education and in accordance with Section 43 of the Education (No 2) Act 1986 & The Human Rights Act (Article 10), Furness College has instituted the following policy to ensure that the college can promote academic freedom and freedom of speech within the law for members of the College (including the Governors, Staff and Students of the College) and for external speakers invited to make use of college facilities. The College has a duty to maintain safety and good order on its premises and to ensure that the articulation of beliefs, points of view and opinion do not lead to the commission of an offence or otherwise constitute incitement to riot or incitement to discrimination of any of the protected characteristics as defined under the Equality Act 2010.
The Freedom of Speech Policy can be download below, as can the statement confirming the College’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism and its relationship to freedom of speech.
Freedom of Speech Policy 2020
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Statement December 2020