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The 1752 Group is a UK-based research and campaign organisation working to address staff/faculty sexual misconduct in higher education.
Sep 12, 2023 13 tweets 3 min read
We stand in solidarity with the authors of Chapter 12 of the book 'Sexual Misconduct in Academia'.

The book has been withdrawn from publication by @routledgebooks after complaints were made about the chapter. [paywall, sorry]:… The chapter, co-authored by three early career academics, describes sexual harassment by an anonymous ‘star professor’ in an unnamed research centre.

However, an academic has since suggested that he himself is the professor in this chapter, and has denounced the chapter.
Feb 28, 2022 12 tweets 7 min read
The UUK 'strategic guide' on staff-student sexual misconduct is published today, during #UCU strike action which we are participating in.

We sat on the advisory group for developing this guidance. Here is our public statement. TL;DR we are disappointed.… This guidance from Universities UK has been a long time coming. While there is some helpful and important material in the forthcoming practical guide, overall this guidance represents a missed opportunity.
Sep 28, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read
This story of an academic assaulting a series of young male students at two institutions over many years highlights some of the problems that we have seen more widely across the sector.

Kevin O'Gorman: Former university professor sentenced for sex attacks… He was given an NDA when he left Strathclyde uni in 2011, a large payoff, and a reference that allowed him to get another job at Heriott Watt, as The Times' excellent reporting from @mikewadejourno stated. (Paywall)…