Referendums on social questions have been attacked by all sides for being unnecessary or actively harmful. But such criticisms mostly miss the point.
Black people are greatly under-represented at elite British universities. Whilst discrimination has a role to play it cannot be the main cause.
Alvin Barleycorn encounters some teens struggling to purchase prophylactics.
Charles Mackay compiles an invaluable lexicon for anyone wishing to understand American student politicians
Defending the expression of unpopular views with 'free speech' arguments is easy but ineffective. It assumes an intellectual tolerance which no longer exists.
Charles Mackay discusses the changing standards of political discourse.
Arguments for no-platforming are strong - but not strong enough to apply to universities, which is where we learn how to learn.