Over 100 demonstrators attended a rally last night in protest against "legimitisation of sex apartheid" by Universities UK (UUK).
Protesters are up in arms over controversial new guidelines from the body on the laws affecting external speaker events. They claim that the new guidance will allow "ultra-orthodox religious groups" to separate men from women at events.
Demonstrators in Tavistock Square in central London carried banners with slogans such as "separate is never equal" and "no gender apartheid". Several speakers addressed the crowd, condemning UUK's actions, including Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the Independent journalist.