The planned new university – the New College of Humanities (NCH) – has been greatly in the news recently. The man most associated with NCH is A.C. Grayling, the eminent philosopher. It is highly gratifying that one of the things that he reports as being essential for students of this new university is critical thinking. He recognises its straightforwardly central importance for education.
In a recent article in The Times ‘Treating us like children won’t keep us safe’ , Joanna Williams (the author of ‘Academic Freedom in an