St Albans law lectures celebrate signing of the Magna Carta

PUBLISHED: 08:11 11 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:02 06 May 2010

Two law lectures are being held in the old courtroom in St Albans Town Hall to mark celebrations for the Magna Carta in June. St Albans is hosting celebrations for the great charter agreed in 1215 between King John and the Barons because the city and its

Two law lectures are being held in the old courtroom in St Albans Town Hall to mark celebrations for the Magna Carta in June.

St Albans is hosting celebrations for the great charter agreed in 1215 between King John and the Barons because the city and its Abbey played a vital part in the events leading up to and the issuing of the document.

At 6.15pm next Wednesday, April 14, there will be a lecture entitled The Rule of Law and the Tradition of Liberty in the United Kingdom at which a panel of law lecturers from the University of Herts will consider the meaning of the rule of law and the tradition of liberty in the UK.

And at the same time the following Wednesday, April 21, The Rights to a Fair Trial and Human Rights on the World Stage highlights the legacy of the Magna Carta and also features a panel of lecturers.

Tickets are £15 with concessions £12.50 and students and restricted view seats £5 or £25 for both with concessions £20, from the box office on 01727 844222.

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