“In response to the recent article in the Daily Mail referring to Dr Priya Gopal, the College continues to maintain the crucial importance of free speech. This was made clear in its comments both to Professor Biggar in January, when he first complained about her use of language, and when approached for comment by the Daily Mail on Wednesday. The College is not Dr Gopal’s primary employer, but its position on this front is, and always has been, absolutely clear. Furthermore we deplore personal attacks of the sort, whether their origin is misogynistic, racist or personally abusive.”

— Professor Dame Athene Donald, Master of Churchill College.

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