The Council for the Defence of British Universities is pleased to publish its position paper on Academic Freedom brought together by three executive committee members: Dr Kelli Rudolph, Professor Susan Bruce and Professor John Holmwood. The paper articulates the nature and importance of academic freedom as a public good and highlights the challenges it currently...Read More
“The Council for the Defence of British Universities notes that recent events have renewed concerns about the status of academic freedom in the UK. Academic freedom is essential in the creation of a critical body of citizens, and to the building of a vigorous, plural, democratic society. CDBU has written to the Secretary of State...Read More
We are pleased to publish the initial results of one of our funded research projects, “When and why do we read? The Time and Value of Reading in the Twenty-First Century”, by Dr Ben Davies, University of Portsmouth, (PI) and Professor Christina Lupton, University of Copenhagen. You can read the report here.Read More
On Tuesday 11 July 2023, the Council for the Defence of British Universities (CDBU) hosted a symposium on the subject of academic governance at SOAS, University of London in collaboration with Influencing Corridors of Power (ICOP). The aim of the day was as follows: to examine and critique the state of the governance of UK...Read More
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