Cambridge: Assange To Speak To Students

13 November 2012, 13:04 | Updated: 13 November 2012, 13:12

Julian Assange will speak to Cambridge students via video link from the Ecuadorian Embassy later this month.

The founder of the website WikiLeaks is currently seeking asylum at the Embassy to avoid being sent to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault.

He will speak on the 27th November on a topic that has not yet been revealed.

The talk will be followed by a question and answer session at the Cambridge Union.

Union president Austin Mahler told the Cambridge News: "The Union exists to provide a neutral forum for free speech, where members can explore ideas and pose challenging questions to some of the world's most prominent figures.

Hosting a speaker does not imply endorsement or disapproval on the part of the Society. 

We invite people to speak at the Union regardless of their ideology or background.'' 

Mr Assange last visited the university in March 2011.