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

Steve Greenfield and Guy Osborn visited South Africa as part of their ongoing collaboration with colleagues at North-West University. Steve gave a keynote at the Faculty of Education Sciences Colloquium entitled ‘Research and Education: An International Perspective’ and Guy presented on ‘Pleasure and Passion: identifying research topics and the role of the individual’ for their Research Café. After some research meetings in Potchesfstroom, they travelled to the Sports Africa 17 conference in Bloemfontein where they delivered a paper entitled ‘Legal Problems for Youth Sport: Is Better Coach Education the Solution?’.

Paresh Kathrani gave a talk, ‘"Hello...But you're not human...?" Exploring the Possibility of Robot Free Speech Rights in the Future’, at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland on 23 March 2017. The talk was part of the second annual conference held at the Adam Mickiewicz University on the ‘Doctrine of the Freedom of Speech.’

Danny Nicol submitted his manuscript for 'Doctor Who – A British Alien?' to his publishers in April – more news on this in due course.

Finally, Danilo Mandic gave a paper entitled ‘Hermes: Copyright Law and its Mythic Nature’, at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities' Twentieth Annual Conference (31 March – 1 April 2017, Stanford University of Law, California).

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