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PM against segregating university audiences by gender

Guest speakers should not be allowed to address gender segregated audiences in universities, David Cameron has said.

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Cameron: No to gender segregated university audiences

Guest speakers should not be allowed to address gender segregated audiences in universities, David Cameron has said.

David Cameron addresses an audience at Oxford University in May. Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Prime Minister is urging Universities UK urgently to review guidance which endorsed the voluntary separation of men and women in audiences for debates and lectures involving Muslim speakers on campus.

Mr Cameron's comments come after Education Secretary Michael Gove denounced the guidance as "pandering to extremism" and called for it to be withdrawn.

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