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Brenda Hale

British Academy Lecture: Is the UK Constitution Fit for Purpose? SOLD OUT

Brenda Hale and Vernon Bogdanor

Monday, 30 March 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Two of Britain’s foremost legal and constitutional experts Lady Brenda Hale and Professor Vernon Bogdanor discuss the legal and constitutional ramifications of recent events including the proroguing of parliament, leaving the European Union and the strength of the UK constitution.

What are the implications of Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament and the subsequent judgement that it was unlawful? Can governments ignore the law? How will the UK law and constitution be affected by leaving the European Union? How robust are our systems of law, government and parliament following the toxic debates of the last few years and are they fit for the future?

Hale is a judge who recently retired as president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She was at the centre of the news in September 2019 when it fell to her to declare Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful. Bogdanor is a research professor at the Centre for British Government and Politics at King’s College London and emeritus professor of politics and government at the University of Oxford where he taught the student David Cameron. He is regarded as one of the UK’s foremost constitutional experts, has advised many countries on constitutional matters and is a frequent commentator in the media.

Previous British Academy Lectures were given by Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch (2019) Professor Ronald Hutton (2018) and Dame Hilary Mantel (2017).

Presented by the British Academy.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd