David Anderson – Terrorism and Tolerance

Event Date: 13 June 2016 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London presents: The 2016 Magna Carta Lecture David Anderson QC (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation) – Terrorism and Tolerance: UK’s independent ‘terror watchdog’ asks how we reconcile traditional freedoms with prevention of terrorism In Terrorism and Tolerance, David Anderson will …

Jack Straw – National Security and the Rule of Law; competing interests or complementary priorities?

Event Date: 16 June 2015 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London presents: The 2015 Magna Carta Lecture The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP – National Security and the Rule of Law; competing interests or complementary priorities? Since 9/11 there has been much discussion about the perceived ‘competing’ interests of the …

Peter Hennessy – Meritocracy and the Establishment

Event Date: 18 March 2015 Main Lecture Theatre Founder’s Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Royal Holloway Department of English as part of the Runnymede Literary Festival presents: Professor Peter Hennessy (QMUL) – Meritocracy and the Establishment As part of our Magna Carta season of events, we’re pleased to welcome Professor Peter Hennessy, Baron Hennessy …

Linda Colley – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting

2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet how this iconic text has been understood, used and commemorated has changed markedly over the centuries, not just in England, but throughout the British Isles and in the one-time British Empire. This lecture explores some of these shifts over time, and discusses how – and how far – the cult that evolved around this text can be related to the UK’s lack of a written constitution.

Linda Colley – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting

Event Date: 17 June 2014 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University presents: The 2014 Magna Carta Lecture Professor Linda Colley CBE (Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University) – Magna Carta in British History: Memory, Inventions and Forgetting 2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet …

Bertrand Ramcharan – The UN Quest for the Protection of Human Rights

  Event Date: 17 June 2013 Windsor Auditorium Windsor Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London in association with the Magna Carta Trust presents: The 2013 Magna Carta Lecture Dr. Bertrand Ramcharan (Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) – The UN Quest for the Protection of Human Rights Dr. Bertrand …

The Magna Carta in the 21st Century

                                  Event Date: 23 January 2013Royal Holloway University of LondonEgham, SurreyTW20 0EX The Centre for Public History, Heritage and Engagement with the Past, Royal Holloway University of London, presents: “Magna Carta is not primarily significant for what it was, but rather for what it was made to be” …

Peter Linebaugh – The Magna Carta Manifesto

3 March 2009 – Prof. Peter Linebaugh examines the current state of liberty and shows how longstanding restraints against tyranny—and the rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, and due process of law, and the prohibition of torture—are being abridged.