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Eton provost Lord Waldegrave defends teacher sacking amid 'sexist' lecture row at top public school

Added 11-30-20 04:36:02am EST - “A freedom of speech row erupted at the elite ” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Eton provost Lord Waldegrave defends teacher sacking amid 'sexist' row”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A freedom of speech row erupted at the elite £42,500-a-year school after pupils revolted following the sacking of Will Knowland.

More than 1,000 children have so far signed a petition calling for his reinstatement amid claims he was subject to the ultimate censorship over the planned lecture in which he was due to question 'current radical feminist orthodoxy'. 

The lecture was posted on Mr Knowland's personal YouTube channel, but not delivered to pupils as he intended. 

A freedom of speech row erupted at the elite £42,500-a-year school after pupils revolted following the sacking of Will Knowland (pictured)

Addressing the issue for the first time, Eton provost Lord Waldegrave, who is chairman of the school's governing body, said matters had been distorted, insisting: 'Eton will never cancel debate.'

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