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Revealed: The charity turning UK universities woke

Telegraph, 05 Aug 2022
In recent years universities have been wracked by furious debates over statues and plaques, outrage over controversial speakers and campaigns to decolonise curricula.

Advance HE, a democratically unaccountable quango, runs several schemes aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion in British universities.

These initiatives are aimed at influencing the policies, processes and actions of institutions that take part. Professor James Orr of Cambridge university explores how Advance HE operates in a film for The Telegraph.

A spokesperson for Advance HE said: "Like universities, we share a long-standing commitment to promoting and protecting freedom of speech and academic freedom. Our charters complement freedom of speech, as they enhance the voice and input of a more diverse range of staff and students.”

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