David Irving[Photoby Michael Hentz, for The
New York Times]
Letter to the Editor of
of Kent newspaper
London, November 3, 1983
READERS of this magazine will know, the Assistant Master of
Darwin College, Mr Bennett, has disallowed the talk I was
invited to give to your University History Society because,
I understand, of threats by student groups to cause
This talk was arranged back
in February and scheduled to take place yesterday, Wednesday
Nothing has yet been
communicated to me in writing, but I understand that Jewish,
Communist, and other student bodies talked of the
possibility of violence if my lecture went ahead.
Going by past experience of
other British student bodies attached to the National Union
of Students I had warned the organizers to expect such a
move a day or two before the planned date; and, sure enough,
three days before the meeting an entirely "spontaneous"
assembly of Kent students was called and, without any
reference to me, the invitation to me was cancelled.