Law, Society and Popular Culture


April news

30 April 2018

Law Society and Popular Culture APPG meeting

April news from the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture.

Dr Andrew Smith spent April in Brisbane having taken up a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Queensland. We hope to publish a full report in due course.

Building upon the launch of his excellent book and lecture (see March news) Danny Nicol has blogged again on  ‘A Whoniverse of Welsh Women’.

Paresh Kathrani’s work on AI & law cited in House of Lords.

The film King Cnut The Movie was released. This documentary stars friend of the Centre Dave Griffiths, and Centre members can claim some influence in the genesis of the original stage show that this documentary is based upon. The film is available on itunes and other platforms and we hope to arrange another screening, having originally screened a preview in 2016.

Guy Osborn, along with Professor Mark James from Manchester Law School gave a presentation on their ticket research to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ticket Abuse on 25 April at the invitation of Sharon Hodgson MP.

Steve Redhead,1952-2018

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Redhead. Steve was a great friend to the Centre, giving one of our earliest guest seminars way back in 1996, the first external on the LLM Entertainment Law course, and regular contributor to the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. In addition, Steve was Guy’s Director of Studies for his PhD and a personal friend of himself and Steve Greenfield. His influence was vast and we would not have created this Centre without the support and momentum Steve’s work and activities gave us. He will be sadly missed. Read Guy’s tribute to Steve Redhead on the Leisure Studies Association blog.

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