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

Members of the Centre contributed to a very successful Difference Festival, notwithstanding the snow that blighted some of the events. Details of some of the input will be forthcoming on the Soho Poly Project blog.

Danny Nicol’s lecture Doctor Who: A British Alien went down a storm to an appreciative and mixed audience. Danny is pictured above with some of the attendees. Paresh Kathrani’s event Robot Rights Now immediately followed Danny’s lecture and the evening was billed as A Night of Science Fiction and Fact.

Danilo Mandic contributed to Research Methods in Environmental Law: A Handbook (Edward Elgar, 2017) edited by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and Victoria Brooks, with the chapter Listening to the World: Sounding out the Surroundings of Environmental Law with Michel Serres. Danilo was also invited to contribute a text on Movement to Dreams and Dramas / Law as Literature: The Reader, which complements an exhibition carrying the same title that took place in nGbK, Berlin between March-May 2017. The Reader is edited by Agnieszka Kilian, in collaboration with Joerg Franzbecker and Jaro Varga.
 
The first title See, from the interdisciplinary series Law and the Senses published by University of Westminster Press, is out now. Danilo Mandic is one of the co-editors of these series, together with Andrea Pavoni, Caterina Nirta, and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos. Download the open access volume edition.

Matt Morrison who, along with Peter Caterrall, recently joined the Centre, had a piece on lunchtime theatre published in The Stage. Matt’s book, The Soho Theatre 1968-1981 was recently published.

Simon Anderson and Guy Osborn had Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before, drawing on the Lost in Music project, published in the New Law Journal (9 March 2018).

Finally, we were delighted to welcome Ed Weidman of Simkins to the School to deliver two entertainment law masterclasses on recording contracts, and Supporters Direct delivered an excellent session on football governance and supporter ownership.

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