Hamlyn Lectures

Public lectures were produced by  the Hamlyn Trust 


1

1949


Freedom under the Law


The Pt Hon Lord Denning
 
2
1950

The Inheritance of the Common Law

Richard O’Sullivan

 

3
1951

The Rational Strength of English Law

Professor F H Lawson

 

4
1952

English Law and the Moral Law

Professor A L Goodhart

 

5
1953

The Queen’s Peace

Sir Carleton Kemp Allen

 

6
1954

Executive Discretion and Judicial Control

Professor C J Hamson

 

7
1955

The Proof of Guilt

Professor Glanville William

 

8
1956

Trial by Jury

The Rt Hon Lord Devlin

 

9
1957

Protection from Power under English Law

The Rt Hon Lord MacDermott

 

10
1958

The Sanctity of Contracts in English Law

Professor Sir David Hughes Parry

 

11
1959

Judge and Jurist in the Reign of Victoria

C H S Fifoot

 

12
1960

The Common Law in India

M C Setalvad

 

13
1961

British Justice: The Scottish Contribution

Professor Sir Thomas Smith

 

14
1962

Lawyer and Litigant in England

The Rt Hon Sir Robert Megarry

 

15
1963

Crime and the Criminal Law (parts 1 & 2 )

The Baroness Wootton of Abinger

 

16
1964

Law and Lawyers in the United States

Dean Erwin N Griswold

 

17
1965

New Law for a New World ?

The Rt Hon Lord Tanley

 

18
1966

Other People’s Law

The Rt Hon Lord Kilbrandon

 

19
1967

The Contribution of English Law to South African Law: and the Rule of Law in South Africa

 

The Rt Hon O D Schreiner
20
1968

Justice in the Welfare State (parts 1 & 2 )

Professor H Street

 

21
1969

The British Tradition in Canadian Law

The Hon Bora Laskin

 

22
1970

The English Judge

Henry Cecil

 

23
1971

Punishment, Prison and the Public

Professor Sir Rupert Cross

 

24
1972

Labour and the Law

Professor Sir Otto Kahn-Freund

 

25
1973

Maladministration and its Remedies

Sir Kenneth Wheare

 

26
1974

English Law the New Dimension

The Rt Hon Lord Scarman

 

27
1975

The Land and the Development; or, Turmoil and the Torment

Sir Desmond Heap

 

28
1976

The National Insurance Commissioners

Sir Robert Micklethwait

 

29
1977

The European Communities and the Rule of Law

Lord Mackenzie Stuart

 

30
1978

Liberty , Law and Justice

Professor Sir Norman Anderson

 

31
1979

Social History and Law Reform

Professor Lord McGregor of Durris

 

32
1980

Constitutional Fundamentals

Professor Sir William Wade

 

33
1981

Intolerable Inquisition? Reflections on the Law of Tax (parts 1 & 2 )

Hubert Monroe

 

34
1982

The Quest for Security: Employees, Tenants, Wives (parts 1 & 2 )

Professor Tony Honor

 

35
1983

Hamlyn Revisted: The British Legal System Today

Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone

 

36
1984

The Development of Consumer Law and Policy Bold Spirits and Timorous Souls

Sir Gordon Borrie

 

37
1985

Law and Order

Professor Ralf Dahrendorf

 

38
1986

The Fabric of English Civil Justice

Sir Jack Jacob

 

39
1987

Pragmatism and Theory in English Law

P S Atiyah

 

40
1988

Justification and Excuse in the Criminal Law

J C Smith

 

41
1989

Protection of the Public A New Challenge

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Woolf

 

42
1990

The United Kingdom and Human Rights

Dr Claire Palley

 

43
1991

Introducing a European Legal Order

Gordon Slynn

 

44
1992

Speech & Respect

Professor Richard Abel

 

45
1993

The Administration of Justice

Lord Mackay of Clashfern

 

46
1994

Blackstone’s Tower: The English Law School

Professor William Twining

 

47
1995

From the Tube to the Coffin: Choice and Regulation in Private Life

The Hon Mrs Justice Hale

 

48
1996

Turning Points of the Common Law

The Rt Hon The Lord Cooke of Thorndon

 

49
1997

Commercial Law in the Next Millennium

Professor Roy Goode

 

50
1998

Freedom Law and Justice

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Sedley

 

51
1999

The State of Justice

Michael Zander QC

 

52
2000

Human Rights, Serious Crime and Criminal Procedure

Anthony King

 

53
2001

Human Rights, Serious Crime and Criminal Procedure

Andrew Ashworth QC

 

54
2002

Legal Conundrums in our Brave New World

Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws

 

55
2003

Judicial Activism

Hon Justice Michael Kirby

 

56
2004

Rights at Work: Global, European and British Perspectives

Sir Bob Hepple QC

 

57
2005
Can Human Rights Survive? Professor Conor Gearty

 

58
2006
The Sovereignty of Law: the European Way Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC

 

59
2007
The Prisoners’ Dilemma: Political Economy and Penal Populism in Contemporary Democracies

 

Professor Nicola Lacey FBA
60
2008
Judging Civil Justice Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE, CBE, QC

 

61
2009
Widening Horizons Thomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill

 

62
2010
Lawyers and the Public Good
Professor Alan Paterson OBE
63
2011
The Rule of Law and the Measure of Property

 

Jeremy Waldron
64
2012
Aspects of Law Reform : An Insider’s Perspective

 

Jack Straw
65
2013
The Common Law Constitution

 

Rt Hon Lord Justice Laws

 

66                                      2014 Paul Craig UK, EU and Global Administrative Law: Foundations and Challenges
67                                     2015 Michael Freeman A Magna Carta for Children? Rethinking Children’s Rights
68                                      2016 Dame Sian Elias Golden Threads and Pragmatic Patches: Fairness in Criminal Justice