This regular monthly seminar, entitled "Where are we with race and gender discrimination in Britain 50 years on since the Race Relations Act and 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act?", will discuss the effectiveness and changing nature of race and gender regulation.


Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC was Master of Clare College from 1993 to 2003, Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge from 1995 to 2001, appointed an Honorary Queen's Counsel in 1996, elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003, and Honorary Professor of Law in the University of Cape Town from 1999 to 2005.

He has practised as a barrister in the areas of international, EU and UK employment and discrimination and human rights law, been chairman of industrial tribunals (England and Wales), Commissioner for Racial Equality, Chair of the European Roma Rights Centre and Senior Vice-President of the UN Administrative Tribunal. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 books, including Race, Jobs and the Law in Britain (1968 and 1970). His most recent book is Equality: the New Legal Framework (February 2011).
Professor Aileen McColgan's research is in the area of equality, discrimination and human rights. She has published widely in these subject areas as well as more generally in labour and criminal law and evidence. Professor McColgan is a member of Matrix Chambers and is involved in litigation and policy work in that capacity. She is the British expert on the EU Commission's networks of gender equality and non-discrimination and has been engaged in extensive research into discrimination and harassment in Europe. Her most recent book is Discrimination, Equality and the Law (2014).
This seminar is an opportunity to discuss these issues in an open forum and consider their implications for industrial relations. If you would like to attend, please contact Linda Clarke at [email protected].