Tuesday 15 October 2019
18:00 – 19:00
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary and during the month when it will showcase its research, Paul Lawrence, Asa Briggs Professor of History, will deliver his inaugural lecture on how a historical approach to criminal justice contributes to contemporary understandings of crime and justice.
He will look at, for example, whether we are more or less violent as a society than we were a century or two ago.
About Professor Paul Lawrence
Professor Paul Lawrence has taught and researched in the History Department at The Open University since 1998. He is currently the Head of History and holds the Asa Briggs Chair in History. His research interests include all aspects of criminal justice history from c.1750 to the present.
17:00 – 17:50 Refreshments
18:00 – 18:40 Inaugural Lecture: What's the point of criminal justice history?
18:40 – 19:00 Panel and Q&A
19:00 – 20:00 Drinks reception
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If you are viewing the event by livestream, please do take the opportunity to have your questions answered by our speakers LIVE during the event by emailing: Comms-Inaugural-Lectures@open.ac.uk
Please direct enquiries about the Centre, including its facilities and access to its resources, to Dr Rosalind Crone:
Department of History
Faculty of Arts
The Open University
Telephone: +44 (0)1908 652477
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