Education, Security and Society Conference

28th June 2016 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm
Chancellors' Building
University of Bath
Claverton Down, Bath
Professor Bill Durodie, Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies
+44 (0)1225 386398

This is the first event of the 2016 Seminar Series, which will examine the broader educational and cultural context within which an apparent securitization has emerged.

The government’s Prevent Duty mandates specified authorities to safeguard those at risk of becoming radicalized or drawn into terrorism. This raises concerns about its possible effects on free speech and education. But it emerged in a Higher Education context already highly sensitized to the possibility of causing offence and increasingly focused on protecting students.

Asking challenging questions from why British-born youths may wish to join ISIS, through what safe-space policies and trigger-warnings tell us about the state of Higher Education today, as well as how these developments may be linked to broader cultural trends, this event brings together a leading cast of practitioners and scholars to encourage and engage in open inquiry.


Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Faisal Devji, University of Oxford, UK

Dr Joanna Williams, University of Kent, UK

Professor Frank Furedi, University of Kent, UK

Mohsen Ojja, The Crest Academy, UK

Mick Hume, Author

Professor Kathryn Ecclestone, University of Sheffield, UK



Registration is open. Find out more information here.


Target Audience

This event is open to everyone.