About us

Founded in 1996, the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture draws together work from the Westminster Law School and beyond. It has an established reputation, both professionally and academically, and covers areas such as music, sport, film and the media.

Activities of the centre include organising the Theory Meets Practice and Film Matters seminar series and coordinating the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. Current activities include the Lost in Music project and Disrupting the Everyday, which includes the Soho Poly Project, Found Sounds and Ghost Gigs and work on gigs at the University between 1970 and 1992.

The centre hosts academic members from across the University, and also has a vibrant list of external contributors, including  Sir Richard Arnold as a Visiting Professor and Mike Garry as Writer in Residence.

Members of the centre have received research funding from bodies such as the British Academy, Quintin Hogg Trust, HERA, AHRC, The Socio Legal Studies Association, Institute for Alcohol Studies, the Musicians' Union, ESRC and TSB.

Visit the centre's blog, Dispatches from the Frontline of Law and Popular Culture, for all the latest news.


Find out about the range of activities carried out by the Centre, including:

Many of the events are recorded and can be viewed via the Directors Cuts section.

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The Centre publishes a variety of research publications, many of which are accessible via Westminster Research. Examples of some recent work include publications from Dr Simon Flacks, Professor Pippa Catterall and Professor Steve Greenfield. For the full list of Centre members and links to their publications visit our People page.

A number of books have also been published by members of the Centre including Destination London (edited by Andrew Smith), The Soho Theatre (written by Matt Morrison) and Doctor Who: A British Alien (by Danny Nicol).



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Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY

 Accessibility: Together with AccessAble, we have created online Disabled Access Guides for our buildings.


Contact Professor Guy Osborn, Group Leader:

T: +44 (20) 7911 5000
[email protected]

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