Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays
Academics say degree of sensitivity will 'curtail academic freedom'
Publisher: The Independent
Date Written: 19/10/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Warnings to Cambridge students regarding violence in course materials brings about discussion over student development and ultimately academic freedom and censorship.
Another Cambridge lecturer told Newsnight that trigger warnings had been added to the timetable "without discussion", while another admitted they "self-censored" texts on their course to avoid causing offence to some students.
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