Kathleen Stock: Gender-critical academic 'determined' to do talk

2023-05-30 09:25:55  • 4 mins

By Elaine Dunkley, Christina McSorley & Nathan Standley

BBC News

A gender-critical academic says she is "determined" to speak at the Oxford Union after some students responded angrily to her invitation to a talk.

There has been a row over whether Prof Kathleen Stock should be allowed to attend the debate. Some say her views on gender identity are transphobic.

Oxford University's LGBTQ+ Society has organised a protest at the union later, ahead of the event.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Prof Stock's invitation should stand.

He added: "Agree or disagree with her, Professor Stock is an important figure in this argument. Students should be allowed to hear and debate her views.

"University should be an environment where debate is supported, not stifled.

"We mustn't allow a small but vocal few to shut down discussion."

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Prof Stock said she was "very determined to go ahead" with the debate.

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