The University of Edinburgh has announced that writer and Stonewall co-founder Simon Fanshawe will be its next rector.  Having been involved in Stonewall’s inception in 1989, Fanshawe has become increasingly vocal in his support for gender-critical feminism in recent years, and has challenged the charity’s pivot on policies regarding transgender people. As Rob Lownie reports for UnHerd, Fanshawe’s appointment has been polarising, with one university staff member posting online that it was “unwelcome” news while elsewhere, the Edinburgh Academics for Academic Freedom (AFAF) described it as “terrific”. Are gender critical views slowly becoming acceptable once again in academia?