Details of past lectures are stored in our Hamlyn lectures archive.

The 2009 lecture, Widening Horizons, delivered by Thomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill, is  now available.

Professor Michael Freeman was the Hamlyn Lecturer for 2015

The Hamlyn Lectures

The Hamlyn Lectures are normally delivered in the autumn and the annual Hamlyn Seminar, which marks the publication of the lecture, is usually held in London in the following spring. Details of  past lectures are stored in our Hamlyn lectures archive.

Published annual volumes of the lectures can be found on the Cambridge University Press website.

The Hamlyn Lectures 2015

The Hamlyn Lectures 2015 were delivered by Professor Michael Freeman under the title A “Magna Carta” for Children? – Rethinking Children’s Rights.

Michael Freeman is Emeritus Professor of English Law at University College London; a Fellow of the British Academy; of Gray’s Inn, Barrister; Fellow of University College London; and Editor of the International Journal of Children’s Rights.

  • Lecture 1: 11 November 2015 (University of Leeds) ‘Are Children Human?’

  • Lecture 2: 18 November 2015 (University of Nottingham) ‘Even Lawyers were Children Once’

  • Lecture 3: 25 November 2015 (University College London) ‘A “Magna Carta” for Children?’

Further information

For full information, please download the Hamlyn Lectures 2015 flyer.