Links to early eugenicists such as Francis Galton a source of ‘deep regret’ to institution
University College London has expressed “deep regret” for its role in the propagation of eugenics, alongside a promise to improve conditions for disabled staff and students and a pledge to give “greater prominence” to teaching the malign legacy of the discredited movement.
It is terrific to see another institution taking action on historical questionable behaviour. The half-truths about race and disability peddled under the dubious science of eugenics deserves at least correction and regret.
“UCL acknowledges with deep regret that it played a fundamental role in the development, propagation and legitimisation of eugenics,” the university said as part of its apology.