A message from Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor

“Widely reported comments by historian David Starkey during a recent online interview are, in our view, completely unacceptable and do not reflect the values of our University and community.

“We have therefore terminated, with immediate effect, Dr Starkey’s Visiting Professorship.

“I would like to say sorry to colleagues and students who will have been offended and upset by such comments of this appalling nature, and in particular, in these challenging and difficult times for us all.”