Blog post by Sarah Goodier
28 October 2014

On Friday, 10 October 2014, the UCT Debating Union, in partnership with the OpenUCT Initiative, hosted a Public Forum Debate addressing the big question: Should UCT make all of its research openly available for public access?

This debate formed part of OpenUCT’s Open Access (OA) Week events for 2014.  In planning our events for this year, we approached the UCT Debating Union with the idea for a debate around opening up access to scholarly materials at UCT.  Through this forum we wanted to encourage discussion around this topic, especially within the UCT student body, as these issues affect the entire university community.