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Cancel Culture: Myth or reality?

Event type: Fringe Event
Date: 04/10/2022
Location: Scherzo, Hyatt Hotel, Birmingham


Time & Date: Tuesday 4th October at 10.30am-12:00pm

Location: Scherzo, Hyatt Hotel, Birmingham

“Cancel culture” first appeared in UK newspapers in 2018, when only six articles featured the phrase. By 2021 there were 3,670 pieces that referenced the term.

While there is no doubt that concerns around cancel culture have become more prominent in recent years, does the level of attention reflect the realities of public opinion?

Where do most people stand on the real-world tensions between freedom of speech and freedom from harm? And are we a nation divided on these issues, or do we have more in common than we suspect?

Join British Future, the Policy Institute at King’s College London and Ipsos to discuss these questions and more, drawing on findings from a major programme of research.


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