Lincoln academic to lead HEA research seminar on academic freedom

The Higher Education Academy will host a seminar on academic freedom on 12 February.

The event will be led by Terence Karran, senior academic at the Centre for Educational Research and Development at the University of Lincoln.

It will include an examination on the historical roots of academic freedom, its role within the modern research university and the need for a working definition of ‘academic freedom.’ Dr Karran will also argue for the importance of academic freedom in relation to students, university staff, institutions, and the wider world.

Dr Karran has previously worked at the University of Dundee, the University of Strathclyde and Leeds Metropolitan University. He has also had roles with the Finnish Virtual University, the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, and the World Bank Institute’s Global Development Learning Network for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The seminar takes place at the HEA in York and is also available for people to join via live-streaming. It is free to attend but places must be booked.