Pretty Orwellian if you ask me. I'm very interested in what the reasons behind it were and what he intended to do with the information, if he received it. He has since been rebuked by the government and has apologised on Twitter, saying: To be absolutely clear, I believe in free speech in our universities and in having an open and vigorous debate on Brexit. Conservative Whip Chris Heaton-Harris writes to the University of Worcestor requesting "the names of professors at your establishment who are involved in the teaching of European affairs, with particular reference to Brexit." Given the generic nature of the letter, I wonder how many other universities this was sent to. Google has provided the following links. The Evening Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/pol...rofessors-who-lecture-on-brexit-a3666621.html The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...emand-information-staff-telling-a8016876.html The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/educati...-of-mccarthyite-behaviour-universities-brexit EDIT: Tidying up the opening paragraph and adding his tweet.