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02 April 2015

CONFERENCE: British Legal History Conference, 8-11 July 2015: Law, Challenges to Authority and Recognition of Rights


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The British Legal History Conference, this year connected to the 800th anniversary of Magna Charta, will take place at the University of Reading. A detailed program has been uploaded on the University of Reading's blog devoted to the Conference (click here for the pdf).

Outline of the conference program:

  • PGR/ECR Session: 9:30 – 13:00 on 8th July at Cedars Conference Centre
  • Early Registration: 12:00 – 13:00 on 8th July at the School of Law, Foxhill House
  • Runnymede Tea Cruise and Talk by Professor Sir John Baker: afternoon of 8th July – board coaches to Runnymede at 13:00 and arrive back at the School of Law at 16:45
  • Main Registration: 17:00 – 19:00 on 8th July at the School of Law, Foxhill House
  • Welcome BBQ: from 19:00 on 8th July in the Meadow Suite
  • Drinks Reception and Conference Dinner: from 19:00 on the 10th July at the Old Town Hall in Reading


Registrations are accepted until Wednesday 8 July 2015.

Practical information:
The Whiteknights Campus is located two miles from Reading Railway Station, Britain’s largest interchange station outside of London, providing good transport links to all parts of the UK.  There is a regular and accessible bus service between the campus and the station.  You can find information on train and bus travel to the campus at the following link:  http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/find/about-findrail.aspx.
Delegates coming from overseas can travel to Reading from both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports using direct public transport links.  For information on airport links see: http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/find/about-findairport.aspx
For those not wishing to use public transport there is a plentiful supply of taxis in Reading.  There is a taxi rank at Reading Station, or minicabs can be booked by calling Yell Cars on 0118 9666 555 or 0118 9660 660.
Delegates are strongly advised not to travel to the campus by car as graduation ceremonies are being held on campus in the week of the conference and parking, which is by permit only, is extremely limited.

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