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Gender segregation in universities: Why we shouldn’t ban it

Barring student societies from separating the sexes won't stop them wanting to do so

By Elizabeth Oldfield  

Gender segregation: Not so black and white?

This post was originally published on the Theos blog.

Poor old Universities UK. After months of consultation, handwringing and drafting, they have managed to produce guidelines on gender segregation for events held by university societies that both Guardian and Telegraph columnists think are terrible. This is no mean feat.

It doesn’t stop there. There is a rapidly growing petition and angry protesters gathering (mostly, according to these Daily Mail photos, middle-aged ones) and some of them might be about…

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