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(1)A fundable body must have regard to the desirability of—
(a)ensuring the academic freedom of relevant persons; and
(b)ensuring that the matters mentioned in subsection (2) are not adversely affected by the exercise of a relevant person’s academic freedom.
(2)Those matters are—
(a)the appointment held; and
(b)any entitlements or privileges enjoyed,
by the relevant person at the fundable body.
(3)In this section, a “relevant person” is a person who is engaged in—
(a)teaching, or the provision of learning, at a fundable body; or
(b)research at a fundable body.
(4)For the purposes of this section, “academic freedom” includes freedom (within the law) to—
(a)hold and express opinion;
(b)question and test established ideas and received wisdom; and
(c)present controversial or unpopular points of view.
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