Post election reflections - is the British Parliament above the law?
Release Date 30 November 2010
On Wednesday 8 December, Dr Stuart Lakin from the University of Reading's School of Law will present Post election reflections - is the British Parliament above the law? This free public lecture is the third in the 2010/2011 series, which sees University of Reading experts share their knowledge in an accessible and interesting way.
In his talk Dr Lakin will ask, are our political institutions subject to law, or do they operate above the law? Are there limits to the types of things that Parliament can do by legislation?
Dr Lakin said: "In light of recent political events such as the MPs' expenses debacle, the creation of a new Supreme Court, and the formation of a new coalition government, these are timely questions to consider."
"As one of the major providers of education in the Thames Valley, we are very keen to hold these kinds of public lectures," said Laura Walsh, organiser of the Public Lecture Series. "Lectures are given by researchers eminent in their field and in a manner that is easily understood by all. They offer a unique opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge research, teaching and people that make the University a world-class institute. The lectures are incredibly popular with all sorts of different people, and always lead to some lively debate afterwards."
All of the University Public Lectures are on Wednesdays and start at 8pm. They will be held in the Palmer Building on the University's Whiteknights campus. Lectures are free to attend and no ticket is required. Please visit the public lecture series website for more details or contact Laura Walsh on 0118 378 4313 or email email@example.com
Further information from James Barr, University of Reading press office, 0118 378 7115