Peter Tatchell, on the afternoon of Wednesday February 7th, spoke to a large audience of Radleians, pupils from St Helen's, Abingdon and Desborough College, on the subject of ‘Free Speech’ in the Theatre.
Mr Tatchell started by laying out his four caveats of instances in which free speech should be limited; however he was adamant that all views, as long as they were not inciting violence, continual harassment or intimidation, should be allowed to be presented to the public.
His fascinating Talk focused especially on the issue of freedom of speech within the universities and the hypocrisies that could be seen in the regulations made by student bodies.
A long and insightful round of audience questions was testimony to the thought-provoking views expressed. We hope to welcome Mr Tatchell, who has set up the independent ‘Peter Tatchell Foundation’, back soon.
Report by James Duffy, A Social 6.1 and George Egerton-Warburton, G Social 6.1