Faculty to kick off online Hamlyn Lectures

20 Oct

Eleanor Sharpston, QC


THE first in this year’s series of Hamlyn Lectures is being hosted by the Faculty and delivered by Eleanor Sharpston, QC, Advocate General from 2006 to 2020 at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Three online lectures by Ms Sharpston will consider “The Great Experiment: Constructing a European Union under the Rule of Law from a Group of Diverse Sovereign States.”

Lecture One in on Thursday, 29 October, from 6pm and will be chaired by Sir David Edward, QC. It is titled: Competing claims to pre-eminence and the lessons of history.

Subsequent lectures are on 2 November and 23 November, hosted in Belfast and London.

The annual Hamlyn Lectures date from 1949 and are presented by the Hamlyn Trust, which was established by Emma Hamlyn in memory of her father, William Hamlyn, a solicitor and Justice of the Peace in Torquay, Devon. The object of the Trust is to further knowledge and understanding of the law.

Details of the 2020 Hamlyn Lectures, and booking - the lectures are free - here