The 2010 lecture, Lawyers and the Public Good, delivered by Professor Alan Paterson OBE, is now available.

2017 flyer now available

The Hamlyn Lectures

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

Thinking about Statutes:
Interpretation, Interaction, Improvement

To be delivered by Professor Andrew Burrows

MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, DCL
Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, Professor of the Law of England and a Fellow of All Souls, University of Oxford


Lecture 1 - Statutory Interpretation

Chair: Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the UK Supreme Court.

Wednesday 1 November, 17.30-18.30
Venue: Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, University of Oxford, OX1 3UL


Lecture 2 - The Interaction between Common Law and Statute

Chair: Lord Dyson

Thursday 9 November, 18.00-19.00
Venue: Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9NR

 


Lecture 3 - Improving Statutes

Chair: Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel

Wednesday 15 November, 18.00-19.00
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

 

Further information

For full information, please download the Hamlyn Lecture 2017 flyer.

Golden Threads and Pragmatic Patches: Fairness in Criminal Justice

Delivered by Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand

Lecture 1 - Fair and Just?"

Chair: The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Kt PC QC, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Tuesday 8 November, 18.00 (17.00 Reception) Venue: Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX



Lecture 2 - Righting Criminal Justice

Chair: Sir Stephen Sedley Former Lord Justice of Appeal

Monday 14 November, 18.00
Venue: The Alumni Auditorium, The Forum, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Exeter EX4 4QJ

 


Lecture 3 - The Most Important of all Judicial Functions

Chair: The Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC

Thursday 17th November, 18.00
Venue: Old Hall, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3TL

 

 

Further information

For full information, please download the Hamlyn Lectures 2016 flyer.

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.

The Hamlyn Lectures 2014 were delivered by Professor Paul Craig.

Paul Craig is Professor of English Law at St John’s College, Oxford. He is the alternate UK member of the Venice Commission on Law and Democracy, an institution within the Council of Europe.

19 November- : Lecture 1 - Foundations of UK Administrative Law: The Common Law Method, Values and Constestation

26 November- : Lecture 2 - Foundations of Global Administrative Law: Governance, Regulatory Power beyond the State and Administrative Legality

02 December- : Lecture 3 - Foundations of EU Administrative Law: Treaty Foundations, Judicial Crea-tivity and the Hierarchy of Norms

Further information

For full information download the Hamlyn Lecture 2014 flyer.