Written by Student Rights on 4 April 2016 at 7am

Daily Mail: Universities 'fail to ban radicals': 27 lectures featuring guests with extremist views take place in London in just five months

By Sarah Harris

2nd April 2016

Universities are failing in their legal duty to combat campus extremism following rising numbers of events involving radical speakers, it has been claimed.

Twenty-seven lectures featuring guests with extremist views took place at London institutions between September 2015 and January this year – a rise of seven in 12 months.

The majority went ahead with no one else on the platform to 'provide any kind of balance', according to the Henry Jackson Society's Student Rights project.

One speaker was invited to address students at King's College London despite having claimed that homosexuality was 'evil', an 'abomination' and a 'criminal act'.

The report said this event was originally cancelled last September and 'rescheduled', eventually taking place in January this year.

Another speaker was invited to London South Bank University even though they had previously claimed 'Jews are evil'.

The disturbing findings come despite the introduction last year of new legislation requiring universities to comply with the Government's 'Prevent' programme for tackling extremism.