Cambridge University students given ‘trigger warnings’ in case Shakespeare upsets them

Students at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities are reportedly being sheltered from sexual and violent scenes in the plays of William Shakespeare.

Advocates of the ‘trigger warnings’ – alerting readers to potentially distressing material – say they protect people from the possibility of being upset, while critics argue that they curtail academic freedom.

Assuming both innocence and lack of knowledge of the bard’s most famous works, lecturers at Cambridge University have introduced the warnings for “potentially distressing topics.”