PEA Soup is happy to announce that we are bringing back the “Soup of the Day” series (once known as “the Pebble”).

The aim of this series is to host philosophical discussion of current events. For each instalment, we will invite two philosophers to offer different perspectives on a topic that has been in the news.

From November 29th to December 1st, we will kick off the series with a discussion on free speech and academic freedom, which will focus particularly on the appointment of Arif Ahmed as UK government’s point-person for regulating free speech at universities. The thread will feature a piece by Gerald Lang (Leeds), and a reply from Robert Simpson (UCL).

We hope that you will join us then.