It might be a pseudo science, but students take the threat of eugenics seriously - 2018-02-19
In January, the London Student published my investigation, which showed that the controversial columnist Toby Young attended the London Conference on Intelligence, secretly held at University College London. Shortly afterwards, I mentioned to someone in a pub smoking area that I go to UCL. "Did you hear about the eugenics conference?" he asked me.
He was an international student from Africa. "I applied to UCL partly because I thought it was safer than other universities, but now I'm not so sure. I worry about how many other professors hold the same opinions."
A protest outside the UCL Provost's office after the article was published attracted scores of students. "I have a right to come to university and not fear for my safety," one told the crowd, exasperated. "Nothing has been done, and that's what really scares me."