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Sam Gymiah - Universities Minister causes controversy.

Sam Gymiah - Universities Minister causes controversy.

A minister’s claim that a student reported an academic for “hate speech” after they took the British side when lecturing on the Cold War has been denied by the university.

Sam Gyimah, the universities minister, warned in a speech today that a “monoculture on campus” had emerged with a “lack of diversity of thought”. 

 

Speaking about free speech, he said a student made a complaint against a King’s College London lecturer for “hate speech” after taking the side of the British when teaching the Berlin Blockade.

 

Mr Gyimah told an audience at the University of Buckingham that the student “took offence” to the way the Cold War event in the 1940s was taught by the lecturer of war studies. 

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