Anton Muscatelli: No sign of debate intimidation
COMMENT: Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of Glasgow University, responds to claims of intimidation of Scottish academics in the independence referendum debate.
I WAS struck by the recent assertion that academics in Scottish universities are feeling intimidated and unwilling to speak up in the independence debate. Universities are a key component of the civic fabric of Scotland. Throughout our history – and my university is 563 years old – we have played an active role in societal debates.