Stepford Students

The true cost of the Stepford Students

18 June 2018 17:14

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that becoming a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) is bad for your health.…

Trigger warning: sensible person runs for NUS president

11 April 2017 13:21

As regular Spectator readers will know, universities today aren’t what they used to be. From students at LSE attempting to ban…

Jenni Murray isn’t a bigot – she’s a victim of bigotry

7 March 2017 14:49

It’s a curiosity of the 21st century that there is no one quite as bigoted as the person who screams…

The Spectator podcast: Syrian nightmare

6 October 2016 10:35

The Syrian initiative to retake the last remaining rebel stronghold of Aleppo, following a two week ceasefire, has proved controversial…

If archaeology students can’t cope with ‘scary bones’, they really are doomed

26 September 2016 17:16

Just when you thought the trigger-warning trend on campus couldn’t get any more bonkers it’s reported that archaeology students are…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

4 June 2016 10:20

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The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

2 June 2016 7:58

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

The Spectator Podcast: the deportation game, Osborne’s leadership chances and the Stepford Students

10 March 2016 11:16

In this week’s cover feature, Rod Liddle and Douglas Murray look at Britain and Europe’s approach to deportation. In Britain,…

A Stepford student on seeing the light

22 February 2016 14:02

I’ll put my hands up and admit it: I’m one of the nasties you’ve read about – a Stepford student.…

Trigger warning: students try to ban free-speech society

4 February 2016 9:30

Free speech isn’t what it used to be. From safe spaces to trigger warnings, university campuses have been hit particularly…

Don’t blame the students. They’re a product of a Britain that’s losing its love of free speech

18 January 2016 16:47

In the past 12 months a curious thing has happened: student politics, for decades the most irrelevant, cut-off sphere of public…

Free speech is so last century. Today’s undergraduates demand the ‘right to be comfortable’

30 December 2015 19:59

At No 5 in the Spectator’s most-read articles for 2015 is Brendan O’Neill’s cover piece describing ‘Stepford Students’: those who…

This obsession with ‘cultural appropriation’ is leading us down a very dark path

24 November 2015 13:25

Just when you thought uptight, fun-dodging, thought-policing millennials couldn’t get any worse, they go and brand yoga as racist. Apparently,…

British universities have a duty to defend the ‘unsafe’ space

13 October 2015 15:13

In the ever-noisier debate about campus censorship, one party has been noticeably silent: the universities themselves. Last week, the journalists…

Why are students now cheering about the massacre at Charlie Hebdo?

2 October 2015 17:35

I witnessed something genuinely disturbing at Trinity College Dublin last night: trendy, middle-class, liberal students cheering and whooping a man…

The backlash against the Stepford Students is intensifying

2 October 2015 16:15

The Oxford University Student Union this week added another feather to its cap on free speech by banning a new student…

The Stepford Student – The Spectator’s gift to the world

14 May 2015 16:02

The Stepford Student website is full of interesting articles on current affairs. For instance ‘I couldn’t give a single flying shit about…

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students, and Scotland’s new first minister

20 November 2014 8:34

Do today’s students care about free speech? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Brendan O’Neill and Harriet Brown from…