Durham University to investigate Rod Liddle speech walk-out

Durham University is to investigate after a columnist’s appearance at an event led some students to walk out.

Rod Liddle had been invited by the principal of South College to address its Christmas formal on Friday evening.

Some left before he made his speech, with those who exited branded “pathetic” by the college principal.

Mr Liddle told the BBC that university students need to listen to views “that are contrary” to their own opinions, and that it was about “tolerance.”

The university said it was looking into the situation as “a matter of urgency.”

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