The University believes the Secretary of State should not have the ability to determine, or even to have significant influence over, which subjects universities can and cannot teach.
Written evidence submitted by the University of Cambridge (HERB 17). Higher Education and Research Bill Committee.
Years ago, we would have said that the state trying to control education would have been a characteristic of societies — Russia, China, spring to mind — that paid little attention to individual liberty or which failed to understand that most expertise — and power — should reside outwith government. No longer. Sadly, medical education is already increasingly subjugated to the state.