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100 years of University of London Lecture Series - Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

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Venue Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, Clore Lecture Theatre

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"The Rule of Law In a Time of Disruption Politics" 
 
In this lecture Baroness Kennedy QC will talk about how populism impacts on law and legal systems and how it has to be resisted.

 

This lecture forms part of a lecture series to mark 100 years since Birkbeck officially became part of the University of London. 

 

Join us for a series of celebratory events on the theme of “opening education” showcasing Birkbeck’s unique commitment to access and excellence.

Since Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institution in 1823, the organisation that is now Birkbeck, University of London, has been the gateway for ambitious people to study in the evening. In so doing they change their own lives - and make an immediate impact on business, the economy and our entire society.

 

Speaker's biography:

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is a barrister, broadcaster, and Labour member of the House of Lords. Throughout her career, she has been a vocal champion of civil liberties, human rights and equality. She was made a Life Peer in 1997. The Helena Kennedy Foundation was inaugurated in her name based on her recommendations for adult and further learning to overcome social injustice. Her most recent book is Misjustice: How British Law is Failing Women.

 

 

The lecture will last approximately one hour, followed by a drinks reception.

Seating will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please also note that based on previous experiences we overbook our events as we estimate that a certain number of guests will be unable to attend.


Tickets are free of charge but booking is essential.

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