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University Statement on Professor Clara Ponsati

Clara is a valued colleague and we are committed to protect and support her. As her employer and an institution committed to the defence of free speech, we are deeply concerned by recent developments, their motives and potential consequences. In the current circumstances, we believe there are legitimate arguments that Clara is being targeted for […]

Professor Reicher on Turkey

This week Steve Reicher, Professor of Social Psychology, was in Istanbul as an observer under the auspices of the International Society for Political Psychology at the trial of an academic colleague accused of terrorist propaganda by the Turkish Government. This is his personal first-hand account.

Barcelona Van Attack

Whether by direct command or mere toxic exhortation, the fading of the Islamic State continues to spew terror attacks across Europe. Vehicle attacks have become all the rage over the past 13 months or so: there have been eight so far in 2017. This time ISIS’s self-styled chariot of retributions struck Barcelona; a speeding van […]