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Magna Carta in a Handcart, From 1215 to 2015 and Far Beyond

What’s Magna Carta — legal icon, myth, or misconception? When was Magna Carta —1215, say the historians, the lawyers (were they to agree) might say 1297. What does it mean for us today — for being in Latin most modernists would shrug it off; some cynics say it means nothing much, since it’s only called the Great Charter because in 1215 they couldn’t text it down to twenty words; others say it’s not for us today because we’re far more up with the political play; and then there are those today who extol it to divert our attention away from the fact that they’re fiddling the books behind our backs. Come and hear about the real Magna Carta!

This public lecture will be presented by Dr Nigel Jamieson from the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago.

Date Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Time 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
LocationMoot Court, 10th floor Richardson Building, Faculty of Law
Contact NameFaculty of Law
Contact Phone64 3 479 3773
Contact Emaillaw@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://www.otago.ac.nz/law

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