On the evening of Monday 26th February in the Theatre, Radley pupils and dons were lucky enough to have another “Free Speech” Lecture: this time from the returning Dr Yaron Brook.
Dr Brook delivered a highly-stimulating talk, focusing on the need to treat the opinions of others objectively, in order not to take offence. He argued that everyone has the entitlement to voice their views, as long as they refrain from being unlawful. He cited the example of ‘Holocaust denial’ to support his argument; despite having lost relatives in the Holocaust himself, Dr Brook still believed that people should be allowed to express such views, thereby revealing their own ignorance.
An insightful ‘Question & Answer’ session followed what was a highly dramatic talk. The questions from the large audience concerned a whole host of different topics - and whilst everyone may not have fully agreed with the entirety of what Dr Brook had to say, there was no denying the importance of the matter and the thought-provoking nature of his talk.
We look forward to his next visit.
Report by James Duffy and Hanno Jewell, A Social 6.1s