What’s happening in British universities is terrifying.

Absurd defamation of Kathleen Stock

So many of the links I add to the main Silencing page of this site are about students and lecturers and things happening on campuses that I decided they deserve a page of their own. While I was engaged in the rather tedious task of copying links across to this new page, I found myself wondering how, in spite of the thousands of words written in the articles linked to and with a large proportion by brilliant academics, the problems that I see happening in universities seem to be getting worse instead of better.

The youngsters who protest outside meetings where people – predominantly women – gather to talk about how the promotion of gender ideology affects us come across as brainwashed idiots parroting absurdities and claiming some things aren’t up for debate. Unlike some parents I know, if they were teenagers today, I would still want my brilliant children – who are now in their 30s, each with three degrees to their name – to go to college. But instead of waving them off, confident in the belief that they will thrive on the intellectual stimulation and hone their analytical skills and ability to think critically and sceptically without any more help from me, I would be watching them like a hawk ready to challenge every idiotic pronouncement they bring home.

Most horrifying is the treatment of some lecturers who are brave and principled enough to stand up against gender ideology get treated by both their colleagues and students. Read Are academics freely able to criticise the idea of ‘gender identity’ in UK Universities? if you can bear to.

Links to academia-related articles on transgenderism and trans activism are added to this page.


King’s College London bars staff from promotion unless they support pro-trans diversity policy The Telegraph 20.04.24

University staff told not to address classes as ‘ladies and gentlemen’ media 10.03.24 The Telegraph 09.03.24

Universities may be forced to record trans people’s sex instead of gender in research The Telegraph 02.03.24

Why are trans activists raging against a gay-rights hero? Jo Bartosch in Spiked 15.02.24

Stonewall critic Simon Fanshawe named as Edinburgh University rector The Times 12.02.24

Swansea University in censorship row after library staff pulled prominent gender-critical writer’s book from display after ONE complaint Mail 06.02.24

Professor who was likened to ‘racist uncle’ over her gender-critical views on housing transgender prisoners slams ‘mob madness’ and says it will take ‘a generation’ to undo ‘damage’ by LGBT+ charity Stonewall Mail 27.01.24

Mean Girls has nothing on the malice of academia Janice Thornton in The Times 26.01.24

A Phoenix rises The Critic 24.01.24

Jo Phoenix wins tribunal case over gender-critical views Joan Smith in UnHerd 22.01.24

Open University academic wins tribunal case over gender-critical views The Guardian 22.01.24

Grovelling to wokeism has tipped our universities into an ethical void The Times 10.12.23

Edinburgh academics demand ‘Sex and Gender’ book launch is scrapped The Times 10.10.23

Am I really such a danger to Oxford’s students? Kathleen Stock UnHerd 04.10.23

Oxford students rate churches on how LGBT-friendly they are The Times 21.09.23

Academic Freedom and the Gender Wars Tim Davies at Realitys Last Stand 10.09.23

What went wrong at the Open University? Spectator 28.08.23

Top arts school forced to apologise for cancelling feminist artist The Telegraph 17.06.23

Learn to change your minds, Oxford University VC tells students The Times 13.06.23

We hid in a broom cupboard: my mad day at Oxford with Kathleen Stock Janice Turner in The Times 01.06.23

Free speech laws threaten to swamp debate TheTimes 31.06.23

Rishi Sunak backs Kathleen Stock after trans uproar over Oxford invite The Telegraph 29.05.23

Those who want to silence free speech ‘do not speak for us’, says Oxford Union The Telegraph 21.05.23

University closes book on lecturer transphobia complaints Sydney Morning Herald 21.05.23

Oxford scholars back Kathleen Stock’s right to speak The Times 17.05.23

Free speech in peril as trans row engulfs Oxford University The Telegraph 16.05.23

Could Kathleen Stock bring down the Oxford Union? Jo Bartosch in Spiked 12.05.23

University of Edinburgh urged to uphold academic freedoms The Times 05.05.23

University of Arts London writes ‘women’ out of menopause guidance The Times 04.05.23

Trans activists face action from university after blocking film again The Times 01.05.23

Bristol University bans public from feminist event with Stonewall-critical lawyer The Telegraph 29.04.23

Edinburgh University refused to allow UK’s first female students to graduate. 150 years later, is it content to see women denied the right to be heard? Susan Dalgety in The Scotsman 29.04.23

Academics demand meeting after pro-trans protesters again block film The Times 27.04.23

‘Anti-democratic’ trans groups prevent gender film screening The Times 27.04.23

Oxford students call for feminist Kathleen Stock to be no-platformed at Union over trans views The Telegraph 24.04.23

The chilling truth about my cancellation The Telegraph 22.02.24

Peer disinvited from university debating society over support for Ricky Gervais trans joke The Telegraph 20.03.23

University of Limerick cancels speaker Mary Kenny over accusations of ‘transphobia’ 01.03.22

University of Kent students urged to use ‘they’ before confirming pronouns The Times 23.02.23

Edinburgh University accused of trying to block women’s rights film The Times 23.02.23

Academics attack! Shonagh Dillon in The Critic 17.02.23

Fake trans applicants ‘could trick universities’ The Times 11.02.23

University scholars compare feminist conference to ‘enabling eugenics’ The Telegraph 04.02.23

Feminist student societies in universities ‘can exclude trans women’ The Telegraph 04.02.23

Protesters storm McGill University talk on sex vs. gender, shutting it down CBC 10.01.23

Former barrister who claims he was thrown off his master’s degree for gender critical views insists dysphoria should be treated as a mental health condition like anorexia Mail 23.12.22

Academic freedom is being stifled at Imperial College London The Spectator 28.12.22

Ex-Durham donor cuts off university cash to fund fight for free speech The Telegraph 27.12.22

An invitation to the editor of Edinburgh’s student paper James Kirkup in The Spectator 16.12.22

Universities face creep of self-censorship, minister says after ‘transphobic’ film cancelled The Telegraph 15.12.22

Oxford union official, Ellie Greaves, sorry for ‘hurting trans people’ The Times 01.12.22

Freedom of speech and the academic rigour it supports have been dealt a catastrophic blow… This will turn our universities into factories for indoctrination Frank Furedi in the Mail 16.11.22

Music college accused of witch-hunt over QR-code transphobia alert The Times 10.11.22

About Helen Joyce talk at Cambridge

Cambridge don ‘blocked publicity’ for Helen Joyce gender talk The Times 12.11.22

Cambridge college master emails alumni after donors pull funding over her criticism of gender-critical speaker The Times 05.11.22

How did I, a mild-mannered mother-of-two, trigger a meltdown at Cambridge University by daring to debate trans issues Mail 02.11.22

Academics demand apology from LSE over ‘hostile environment for gender-critical staff and students’ The Telegraph 05.11.22

Cambridge seizes zeitgeist with gender-neutral German The Times 25.10.22

Oxbridge culture wars matter to all of us Melanie Phillips in The Times 24.10.22

Ex-barrister wins right to sue after he was kicked off his degree course ‘for raising his fears about “potentially irreversible” medical treatment given to children questioning their gender’ Mail 19.10.22

Taxpayer-funded Oxford study into puberty blockers is ‘hardline trans activism’ The Telegraph 01.10.22

Feminist academics at universities tell how their views on trans issues have led to them being overlooked for jobs, physically removed from events and facing ‘continuum of hell’ from online abuse Mail 21.09.22

Feminist society ‘purged’ by trans rights activists at Swansea University The Times 05.09.22

Members of Swansea University feminist society are forced to quit for their own safety after being targeted by trans activists Mail 04.09.22

Cathy Boardman: Lecturer in trans row sues over ‘sacking’ The Times 22.08.22

Edinburgh University urged to review ‘dangerous’ policy on trans students The Times 14.08.22

Oxford University told to reveal Stonewall’s LGBT diversity scores The Times 01.07.22

Cambridge academics reject trans ‘thought control’  The Times 18.06.22

Update: Bullying and Harassment Permitted by Bristol University Raquel Rosario Sanchez 22.04.22

Sanchez v The University of Bristol Sarah Phillimore 21.04.22

Go-ahead for gender debate at university The Times 17.04.22

Statement addressing the intended date for ‘Free Speech and Feminism’ event being cancelled. Euan Clayton, York  Free Speech Society 16.03.22

University ‘failed to protect and support’ lecturers who were targeted in ‘campaign of intimidation and harassment over wanting to quit Stonewall scheme, fellow academics reveal Mail 28.02.22

Called ‘scum’ for daring to stand up for women – yet ‘Britain’s wokest university’ did nothing to help Raquel Rosario Sanchez in the help Mail 25.02.22

Activists pursue academics who want university to cut Stonewall ties The Times 20.02.22

The academic taking on the trans activist bullies at Bristol university Julie Bindel in The Spectator 12.02.22

Progressive Gestapo: Hard-left academics ‘plotted gender ID witch-hunt’ on colleagues 10.08.22

Raquel Rosario-Sánchez: Bristol University staff accused of trying to trick trans row student The Times 10.02.22

BBC rebukes Justin Webb over comment on Kathleen Stock row The Guardian 07.02.22

Male, female, feline… Bristol University guide lectures staff about neopronouns The Telegraph 06.02.22

The student forced out after standing up for women The Telegraph 03.02.22

Has Cambridge University broken out of its woke straightjacket? College refuses to fly ‘divisive’ Pride flag because only its own banner unites the WHOLE community Mail 04.02.22

Raquel Rosario Sánchez won’t be silenced Joan Smith at UnHerd 01.02.22

Wokery beyond parody because university slaps a TRIGGER warning on George Orwell’s 1984 as it contains ‘explicit material’ which some students may find ‘offensive and upsetting’ Mail 22.01.22

Now even the word ‘maternity’ is facing a ban at Britain’s ‘wokest’ university after diversity chiefs said the term was now ‘problematic’ and ‘exclusionary’ Mail 23.01.22

How our universities became sheep factories Arif Ahmed in UnHerd 14.01.22

Jo Bartosch on how gender critical campaigners are being labelled domestic terrorists and threats to national security by ‘radicalisation’ academics at King’s College London LGN 14.01.22

Scottish universities drop out of Stonewall equality league tables following ‘gender’ row The Telegraph 10.01.22

Criminology lecturer is probed over ‘transphobic’ Twitter posts following complaints about his comments that prisons should be single sex: Professor is THIRD university academic targeted by cancel culture mob in three months Mail 13.01.22

St Andrews University principal calls for student tolerance on contentious issues The Times 30.12.21

Constructive Dismissal from The Open University Jo Phoenix 11.12.21

Scheme designed to promote women in academia has been ‘destroyed’ by trans lobby, critics warn The Telegraph 30.11.21

Richard Dawkins Dives Into the Gender Row 29.11.21

A fellow academic compared me to the racist uncle at Christmas dinner — I was even told that my views were like Holocaust denial: An Open University professor’s harrowing account of what it feels like to be targeted by a trans hate mob Mail 24.11.21

Warwick University ‘captured’ by Stonewall equality drive The Times 19.11.21

University gender course offered by Advance HE is unlawful, barrister says The Times 06.11.21

Criminology professor is ‘hounded out’ of Open University job and likened to ‘racist uncle at Christmas dinner table’ for saying ‘male-bodied’ trans women should NOT be in female prisons Mail 04.11.21

Leeds University students demand staff state their gender The Times 30.10.21

‘Stop pandering to students’, universities told after trans-row professor Kathleen Stock quits Telegraph 29.10.21

200 academics tell of death threats and abuse as battle rages for free speech The Sunday Times 17.10.21

Cambridge’s transgender Terf wars have gone too far Spectator 14.10.21

Cambridge University ‘Terf-spotting’ guide condemned as a ‘witch-finder’s charter’ The Telegraph

Do women not have rights on campus? Raquel Rosaria Sanchez 09.10.21

Feminists locked in trans row to sue Bristol student union The Times 25.09.21

The University of Essex abandons its faculty to ideologues Julie Bindel 11.08.21

“Watch me take a knife to your throat” The erosion of academic freedom at LSE has culminated in threats of physical violence Michael Biggs 08.08.21

Podcast: Inside the new gender critical research network The Critic 23.07.21

‘Choose your words carefully’: University law professor shares sinister letter from a student warning her ‘gender critical’ talks have been ‘identified’ as ‘problematic’ to the trans community Mail 29.06.21

A culture of fear has taken over at Edinburgh university The Spectator 20.06.21

The new network for gender-critical academics  Kathleen Stock 17.06.21

Abertay University student Lisa Keogh cleared after being investigated for saying women have vaginas Herald 09.06.21

Rector at Edinburgh University feared for her safety in trans row The Times 09.06.21

Free prosthetic breasts offered to trans students Sunday Times 13.06.21

Generations at odds in free speech culture war The Times 07.06.21

Vice-chancellor of Cambridge admits publishing list of ‘micro-aggressions’ was a ‘mistake Mail 28.05.21

Essex University: Review of two events involving external speakers 17.05.21

Stonewall gave bad advice to university in free speech row The Times 20.05.21

Stonewall and the silencing of feminist voices at universities Julie Bindel in The Spectator 19.05.21

There is a culture of fear in universities, say ‘cancelled’ Jo Phoenix and Rosa Freedman The Times 20.05.21

University of Essex apologise for “serious mistakes” in freedom of speech victory – and face questions as a Stonewall Diversity Champion LGN 19.05.21

Lisa Keogh and the myth of campus censorship The Spectator 18.05.21

Investigate false claims, pleads accused student The Times 18.05.21

Female student, 29, who said ‘women have vaginas’ and are ‘not as strong as men’ faces disciplinary action Mail 15.05.21

‘Women in literature’ topic may be renamed as exam boards order diversity shake-up The Times 05.05.21

Diversity, Inclusion, and Academic Freedom: The Case of Gender Biology Jennifer Bilek 05.04.21

Edinburgh University rules won’t help trans people Debbie Hayton 05.05.21

Edinburgh University lecturers given list of ‘microinsults’ and guidance on transgender issues The Times 03.05.21

Gender Critical Student – You are not alone! Saoirse Connolly 20.03.21

Campus feminists censured for excluding trans students The Telegraph 13.03.21

Open Letter to the Minister of Education by feminist student society Women Talk Back! 13.03.21

Trans Ideology and the New Ptolemaism in the Academy Kathleen Lowery 03.03.21

Liverpool John Moores lecturer bullied by trans activist morons The Tab 26.02.21

Why speak out on the transgender issue? Thomas Prosser 25.02.21

I will do whatever it takes to make sure the new free speech laws are upheld Rachel Ara in The Telegraph 17.02.21

Why is gender studies promoting anti-women literature? Julie Bindel 09.02.21

Psychotherapist blocked from studying ‘trans regret’ takes case to the European Court Telegraph 05.02.21

Trans activists are hounding women out of public life Julie Bindel and Rosa Freedman 26.01.21

I refuse to be bullied into silence: PROFESSOR KATHLEEN STOCK was ostracised and denounced by 600 colleagues because she dared to challenge the trans orthodoxy sweeping Britain Mail 17.01.21

Response: ‘What is Transphobia?’ from Edinburgh University XX Network 16.01.1

Edinburgh University article on transphobia sparks protest by women’s rights group The Scotsman 15.01.21

The sinister attempts to silence gender critical academics Kathleen Stock in The Spectator 13.01.21

Philosophy professor vows not to be silenced after 600 academics said she should be barred from her OBE due to ‘transphobia’ Mail 08.01.21

Trans policies in UK Universities: some highlights Kathleen Stock 29.12.20

Cambridge academics have just won an important battle for free speech Spectator 09.12.20

Shame on the Cambridge students hounding Kevin Price Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 27.10.20

The trans debate could cost this Cambridge porter his job James Kirkup in The Spectator 27.10.20

Students Call For University Action Against ‘Transphobic’ Professors The Oxford Student 09.10.20

Open Letter of Resignation from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality James Cantor 10.08.20

Academics tell of bid by Edinburgh University Press to censor article on transwomen Sunday Times 02.08.20

Raquel Rosario Sanchez: The trans lobby can’t bully me into silence: It’s the bitterest of ironies — how this academic studying violence against women was targeted by protesters with balaclavas and a baseball bat, simply for attending a feminists’ meeting Mail 08.07.20

Costing the Kool-Aid – bias & funding in a ‘gender diversity’ research project Lily Maynard 25.06.20

“Of course sex materially exists” Kathleen Stock 18.06.20

From South American Anthropology to Gender-Crit Cancel Culture: My Strange Feminist Journey Katherine Lowry 12.06.20

University of Alberta fires anthropology professor for saying biological sex is real The Post Millennial 04.06.20

Student to sue university over ‘transgender bullying’ The Times 25.05.2

Oxford ignores call to censor ‘ism’ texts The Times 05.05.20 and University rejects SU motion to ban ‘academic hate speech’  The Oxford Blue 03.05.20

Journal retracts paper on gender dysphoria after 900 critics petition Retraction Watch Guardian 29.04.20

Response to retraction of my paper on gender dysphoria  Stephen Gliske 30.04.20

Oxford University warned over free‑speech failures Sunday Times 12.04.20

Former student receives apology from University after transphobia controversy Durham’s Student Newspaper  10.04.20

The latest gender studies literature is indistinguishable from satire Julie Bindel 26.03.20

Selina Todd: feminism professor in trans row defended by free-speech activists The Times 03.03.20

Backlash as students give International Women’s Day a trans rebrand The Times 03.03.20

Gavin Williamson gives universities final warning on free speech The Times 07.02.20

Women’s Rights and Academic Freedom Part 2 04.02.20

Free speech at Oxford: do women have the right to defend their sex? (pdf) Michael Biggs January 2020

How I was de-platformed by Durham University Julie Bindel 31.01.20

Lawyer demands inquiry into trans ‘gag’ by university Sunday Times 26.01.20

Oxford University professor given security guards for lectures after threats from transgender activists Telegraph 23.01.20

Oxford college rows back on transgender discussion rules following outcry over free speech Telegraph 22.01.20

Women’s Rights and Academic Freedom Part 1 21.01.20

Sacked or silenced: academics say they are blocked from exploring trans issues Guardian 14.01.20

Freedom of speech upheld Rachel Ara 10.01.20

Kathleen Stock: life on the front line of transgender rights debate Times Higher Education 07.01.20

Help Stop Another Academic Outrage Mob Lee Jussim 22.12.19

Stonewall accused of censoring academics over gender issues The Times 10.12.19

Trans rights activists halt gender debate at Essex University The Times 07.12.19

Scottish schools transgender event cancelled amid fears for speakers’ safety The Scotsman 02.12.19

Artist ready to sue university over trans rights speech ban The Times 25.11.19

Oxford Brookes University cancels feminist speaker Rachel Ara after students accuse her of transphobia The Times 20.11.19

Why censorious young women are leading the charge to shut down free speech on campus Telegraph 12.11.19

Outrage after Goldsmith University academic claimed to be transgender for four years and asked students to call her ‘Mx Tippy Rampage’ before admitting it was a satirical character for a book Mail 07.11.19

Revealed: The academics who need panic alarms or face death threats for their ‘radical’ views The Telegraph 08.10.19

University of York Abolished Research Associate Position to Silence Me Louise Moody 08.10.19

Meet the academics hunted down and hounded out of jobs for having the ‘wrong’ thoughts Telegraph 13.09.19

Young woman terrorized by trans activists Women are Human 29.08.19

Professors bullied into silence as students cry transphobia The Sunday Times 17.08.19

Discussing law and policy is not discussing an “abstract thought experiment” Kathleen Stock 08.08.19

U.K. PhD student to be investigated for “transphobia” The Post Millennial 04.08.19

UCU needs to defend freedom to discuss sex and gender Morning Star 25.07.19

UCSB investigates feminist grad student for saying men can’t become women The College Fix12.07.19

Universities Asked to Reconsider Their Alignment With Stonewall SCAN (Lancaster Students paper) 09.07.19

Are academics freely able to criticise the idea of ‘gender identity’ in UK Universities? Kathleen Stock 03.07.19

Journal editors quit in protest over ‘transphobic’ academic The Times 26.06.19

Stonewall is using its power to stifle trans debate, say top academics The Times 16.06.19

Imperial College professor issues ‘grovelling apology’ for promoting articles questioning transgender lobby Telegraph 31.05.19

Feminist academics in uproar over new union chief’s ‘Terf blocker’ as they complain of assault on free speechTelegraph 24.05.19

Students Condemn ‘Transphobic’ St Hilda’s Professor The Oxford Student 29.04.19

Camille Paglia and UArts fight back against the snowflakes The Sunday Times 21.04.19

Camille Paglia vs the trans-Taliban Julie Bindel 19.04.19

A College President Stands Up for Academic Freedom Claire Lehmann 16.04.19

Cambridge University withdraws fellowship of Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson who refuses to refer to trans people by their preferred pronouns Mail 20.03.19

Open University forced to cancel conference following threats from the transgender lobby Telegraph 20.03.19

Trans activists fail to block research suggesting gender dysphoria is ‘contagious’ Telegraph 19.03.19

Open Letter to the University of Illinois Nina Paley 28.02.19

Terror Tactics Triumph, Silence Freedom of Speech at Bristol University Conatus News 10.02.19

Universities are allowing free speech to be curtailed in favour of ‘rule of the mob’, former equalities chief warns Telegraph 02.02.19

The gender wars, academic freedom and education Alice Sullivan & Judith Suissa 25.01.19

Trans lobby sent me death threats, claims professor The Times 06.12.18

Rosa Freedman: Professor’s door ‘covered in urine’ after gender law debate BBC 05.12.18

The New Evolution Deniers Colin Wright, Quillette 30.11.18

Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues Guardian 16.10.18

Full transcript: Women’s right to free speech in UK universities Raquel Rosario Sanchez 22.10.18

Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues Guardian 16.10.18

Trans Goldsmiths lecturer Natacha Kennedy behind smear campaign against academics Times 08.09.18

Terror Tactics Triumph, Silence Freedom of Speech at Bristol University Conatus News 10.02.19

What happened when I was banned from a free speech debate on campus Angelos Sofocleous 11.02.19

Snowflake students must learn how to argue The Times 20.10.17

Campuses are breaking apart into ‘safe spaces’ Frank Furedi 05.01.17

Ten arguments for – and against – ‘no-platforming’ Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London 01.03.16


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