Macer Gifford will speak at UCL in two weeks’ time


A date has been set for YPG fighter Macer Gifford to speak at the University.

Following his no-platform being lifted, arrangements have been made for him to come share his experiences on the frontline against ISIS on December 2nd.

He will speak in the Darwin Building (Darwin  B40LT).


Macer was no-platformed earlier this month

The 1,000 strong petition and a month-long spout of media attention mounted pressure on the union to reverse their decision and now UCL students have the opportunity to listen to a different, first-hand perspective of terrorism from a man who spent five months combating ISIS in Syria.

Event organiser and President of the Kurdish Society, Kavar Kurda, said “this is a world issue, we have to work together” when promoting the issues and implications of Gifford’s talk, but said he “looks forward” to hosting Macer on December 2nd.

Though only UCL students will be allowed to attend, members of the public interested in hearing Gifford speak can attend a separate event at SOAS on November 26th.

The Facebook event for the talk can be found here.