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Oct 15

Inaugural Lecture: What’s the Point of Criminal Justice History?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Paul Lawrence, Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will deliver his inaugural lecture how a historical approach to criminal justice contributes to contemporary understandings of crime and justice.


Previous Events

Prisons, Courts & Police Stations - The Architecture of the State in Historical Perspective

17th May 2019

The Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice at The Open University will be hosting the next in its regular seminar series on Prisons: Courts & Police Stations in Historical Perspective. Eight papers will be presented.

Royal Historical Society Symposium: Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War

17th May 2019

Contested Commemorations: Reflections on the centenary of the First World War, 2013-2019.

OpenTALKS: Anna Plassart ‘Reimagining Democracy: Lessons from The French Revolution’

15th May 2019

Lecture 5 imageFor many people looking on, France’s descent into violence illustrated the dangers of democratic and populist politics.

OpenTALKS: John Slight ‘British Imperialist Visions of Islamic States’

3rd April 2019

Lecture 4 imageThis talk will explain how Britain’s imperial attempts to manipulate Islam in the nineteenth century ultimately failed.

OpenTALKS: Richard Marsden ‘National Histories and National Identities; British Devolution Past and Future’

12th March 2019

Lecture 3 imageIn this talk, Dr Richard Marsden will explore how changing ideas about the past have contributed to the unprecedented existential challenges now facing the British state.

OpenTALKS: Neil Younger ‘Making This Realm of England an Empire: The Tudors, Europe and The Reformation’

6th February 2019

Lecture 2 imageThis talk will consider whether relations between Tudor England and Europe in the sixteenth century can offer any lessons for remaking our relationship with Europe in the twenty-first.

OpenTALKS: Luc-Andre Brunet 'With Europe, But Not of It? Why Britain Joined The European Community'

15th January 2019

Lecture 1 imageWhen the European Community was set up in 1958, Britain declined to join. By 1961, however, the British Government had completely reversed that position.

International Women's Day Talk: War, Women and the Gypsy Caravan

27th February 2018

As part of PRONI’s programme to mark the anniversary of suffrage for women and International Women’s Day, Dr Janice Holmes will deliver a presentation about the first female police officers in Ireland.

Crime, Policing and Technology in the 20th Century Seminar

10th November 2017

On Friday 10th November 2017, the International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice at the Open University will be hosting the next in its regular seminar series.  Four papers will be presented; programme details are given on the booking form.

Forging Europe: Vichy France and the origins of the European Union

11th October 2017

Hosted by LSE IDEAS and The Open University, in this lecture, Luc-André Brunet explains continuities from the wartime Vichy regime to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the forerunner to today’s European Union, and what this means for current debates about Europe.

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