Thursday, 24 September 2015

"What can history tell us about the Magna Carta today?" >>> event in Exeter Tuesday 29th September

There have been a series of events around the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta:
Futures Forum: The Magna Carta comes to Sidmouth >>>>> lecture at Kennaway House: Friday 24th April

The Hampden Trust will be hosting an event in Exeter next week:

The Hampden Trust is proud to be hosting a range of events across England to celebrate the 800th year of the sealing of Magna Carta. This anniversary year gives the charity an opportunity to raise the levels of education and understanding of the Great Charter, what it stood for and its relevance today.
The below events are designed to debate issues that concern the general public and for them to decide whether the principles set out in Magna Carta are still relevant.
In this task of raising the levels of understanding and debate about Magna Carta, The Hampden Trust is delighted to be hosting these events. In doing so, we are working together with The Freedom Association to deliver the most open debates possible. We are also grateful to The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy, who are helping with the sponsorship of these debates.
The schedule for the debates is below. If you have any questions about the organisation of these events please contact Rory Broomfield, the Director of The Freedom Association, on rory@tfa.net .
  • Tuesday 29th September –  Exeter – Cathedral City, University

Events | The Hampden Trust

Here is the invitation:

An invitation to our free Exeter reception and debate on Thursday 29th September

It is being held in Exeter at the elegant Rougemont Hotel situated opposite to Exeter Central. The event is hosted by The Hampden Trust, sponsored by The Federalist Society, and organised by The Freedom Association,

Professor Anthony Musson will be joined by Professor Julian Rivers of Bristol University, they will set the debate on the question,

"What can history tell us about Magna Carta today?"

Anthony has published extensively in the field of medieval legal history and legal culture. As part of the Magna Carta 800 Celebrations he has been commissioned by the Magna Carta Trust (in collaboration with the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association) to contribute to a commemorative volume: Magna Carta: The Foundation of Freedom, 1215-2015.

Julian has had a longstanding interest in the nature of legal reasoning particularly as applied in the context of human rights and public law. Recent publications include the release in paperback of his 2002 translation of Robert Alexy’s Theory of Constitutional Rights (OUP, 2010) and an essay, ‘Constitutional Rights and Statutory Limitations’ in Matthias Klatt (ed.), Institutional Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy (OUP, 2011, forthcoming). Future work will include a systematic investigation into the problems of human rights reasoning in international and domestic law.

sponsors have agreed to provide a free copy of the book by Ewan Stuart, written to accompany the debate series, to everyone who attends the event.
Details of the author and the book can be found at the ticket reservation link below.

The evening starts with an informal reception from 6.30 pm, followed by a one-hour debate commencing at 7.30pm.

There are a small number of tickets still available, so if you would like to attend this free event, please reserve your place(s) by reply at the following link.

Exeter Celebration of Magna Carta's 800th Anniversary: Complimentary Drinks Reception & Debate Tickets, Devon | Eventbrite

See also:
The Freedom Association | The Freedom Association is a non-partisan pressure group dedicated to fighting for individual liberty and freedom of expression.
The Freedom Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hampden Trust

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