Statement regarding PM's comments on extremism

We fully support the absolute need for students, staff and the general public to feel safe both on our campuses and in the UK. We comply with all the relevant Government legislation. Several months ago we established an internal steering group chaired by the Principal to oversee our compliance with the Government’s Prevent Strategy and we continue to ensure our processes comply with the guidance on external speakers published by the Home Office.

King’s already has procedures in place to check the appropriateness of events and speakers hosted on campus, as well as promoting beneficial relationships between all individuals and groups at the university.

Universities create environments in which debate from all sides on issues of political, scientific, moral, ethical and religious significance is possible, and King’s is no exception.

Our academic departments and student societies regularly host speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds who express diverse opinions, which are their own and are always open to challenge and debate.

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