Academic freedom: What it is, what it isn’t and why there’s confusion | Robert Quinn

Academic freedom is an often misunderstood and often contested concept. But at its essence, its the freedom of research professionals, educators to seek the truth, to follow their research, their teaching, their ideas, and to share them in an order to pursue that truth however it leads, assuming they’re doing it according to professional and…

The World’s First University?

One of the most striking things about ancient Athenian life, is the availability of lectures and talks on Philosophy even to quite ordinary people. One particular site in Athens, Aristotle’s Lyceum gives us the opportunity to visit an ancient university where not only did specialist students study but we know that ordinary Athenians were invited…