Law, Society and Popular Culture


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Law 5 June 2018

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Peter Catterall delivered a professorial lecture entitled ‘The Politics of Studied Ambiguity: British Empire to Brexit’.

The Report for the GLA/Mayor of London, Aspects of London’s Evening and Night time Economy to which Simon Flacks and Guy Osborn contributed was published.

Danny Nicol has continued his blogging on Doctor Who, see When the doctor got too big for his boots.

Matthew Sorrento passed his PhD viva with no corrections. His thesis was entitled ‘To what extent does the new American crime film reflect hybridity of genre?’, and his supervisors were Steve and Guy.

Steve Greenfield gave a paper entitled ‘Unauthorised Streaming of Premier League Football: Are injunctions against ISP’s an effective and legitimate solution? at Changing the rules of the game? Two-day symposium on sport and media at Loughborough University, 16-17 May 2018 

Finally, there have been two recent funding successes.

First, Matt Morrison and Guy Osborn have received funding from the British Academy/AHRC for ‘The Soho Theatre at 50: Celebrating Beginnings’ as part of the Being Human 2018 initiative. This follows last year’s successful events and activities as noted on the Soho Poly Project pages.

Secondly, Guy Osborn, along with Arpan Banerjee (Jindal global University) was successful in a bid to the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Grants Scheme for their project ‘Film Censorship in Britain and India:  Colonial Convergences, Contemporary Cleavages’.

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