New allegations emerge against Peter Hutchinson

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The Guardian has today claimed it has viewed Trinity Hall documents which imply that Peter Hutchinson, a non-stipendiary fellow at the college, potentially breached the college conditions established after the allegations of sexual harassment made by female students in 2015, and so could now face investigation.

Hutchinson was banned from teaching undergraduates and attending social events where students would be present in September 2015. Trinity Hall is now investigating whether he breached these conditions by attending the Milestone lecture at the college in November 2017, where undergraduate students were present.

The original complaints of sexual harassment against Hutchinson came from ten students in 2015 who provided accounts of inappropriate sexual and sexist comments made by Hutchinson in 2014 and 2015 seminars, supervisions and social events at the college.

The revelation of this new investigation into Hutchinson comes after the university released a statement on 4th Monday about the 2015 incident, with Hutchinson making a formal apology about his conduct. Trinity Hall commented that it “remains committed to keeping student choice at the heart of its complaints procedure, and works closely with students to ensure complaints are handled sensitively and in the manner they direct, whether that is informally, or formally.”

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