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Prevent Guidance


General enquiries about Prevent should be sent to

If you have any concerns about an individual or an event connected with the University, please email in confidence to (if you would prefer to have a preliminary telephone conversation, please send an email including your number and someone will call you).  The email address, which is still referenced in some relevant documentation, also still works for the same purpose.

Professor Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), is the University's Prevent Lead and the Chair of its Committee on Prevent and Freedom of Speech.

Dr James Knapton, in the Registrary's Office, is the University's Prevent Coordinator (this role is also referred to as the University Prevent Contact) and the Secretary to its Committee on Prevent and Freedom of Speech.

Dr Matthew Russell, Head of the Office of Intercollegiate Services, provides advice to the Cambridge Colleges on matters relating to their implementation of the Prevent duty.