Latest News & Announcements

Bubbacraft Christmas MarketMonday, November 26, 2018 - 11:20

Tristan Bubb's Studio Orinoco craft will be on sale at the first of Aberystwyth Christmas street markets on Saturday 1 December, throughout the day, at the Her Dandy Wolf stall. An opportunity to view and buy some of the latest craft, and meet the maker himself.

Choice Project gig at Legal WalesMonday, October 8, 2018 - 14:05

The annual Legal Wales Conference, involving lawyers, judges and legal academics from Wales, will take place at Aberystwyth University (on the Penglais Campus) on 12 October. The Dewis/Choice Research Project on elder abuse will be making a presentation on the scope, purposes and outcomes so far of the research, for this legal audience. The presentation will be led by John Williams and Elise Freeman and I shall be chairing the session. 

Richard Ireland Gig at RoehamptonFriday, October 5, 2018 - 16:51

Richard will be talking about popular punishment in a presentation at Roehampton Law School on Monday 8 October. This is a fascinating and important topic, and here he will continue and develop some themes presented at the American Society of Legal History Conference in Toronto in October 2016.

Melanie Williams Lampeter GigWednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:52

Professor Melanie Williams will be talking at the Lampeter Philosophy Colloquium on 24 October, on 'Moral Luck and 'The Reader' by Bernhard Schlinck'. The meeting will be at 6.0 - 8.0 pm in the Arts Building, Trinity St Davids Lampeter, and all are welcome. Melanie has written and published on the topic of moral luck.

Symposium on Survivors of Domestic AbuseTuesday, August 28, 2018 - 18:37

The symposium, which will take place in the Elystan Morgan Building on the Llanbadarn Campus at Aberystwyth University, aims to increase understanding about domestic violence and sexual assault in later life.

Freiburg Conference takes placeMonday, June 25, 2018 - 16:35

The Conference of the AIDP (Association Internationale de Droit Penal) took place in Freiburg between 18 and 21 June, hosted by the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. One of the aims of the meeting was to draft a number of resolutions on the legal control of economic crime, either through criminal law or other legal regimes. I presented a thematic paper on the EU system of regulating business cartels as a model for legal control in this context. Delegates came from mainly a range of continental European countries. It was an opportunity to meet with established research colleagues Vanessa Franssen (Liege), Anna Blachnio-Parzych (Warsaw), and Raimo Lahti (Helsinki).

Paper accepted for publication in Law and HumanitiesWednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:06

My paper 'Popular Justice and the Regulation of Trade: Muckraking, Rough Music, Political Cartoons and the Vilification of Entrepreneurial Heroes' has ben accepted for publication in the journal Law and Humanities. The discussion in the paper explores the use and impact of forms of 'popular justice' in relation to anti-competitive trading practices in the later nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries.

European Law Journal publicationWednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:50

My paper 'Economic freedom and economic rights: Direction, significance and ideology' has been recently published in the first issue of 2018 European Law Journal. The discussion in the paper provides a critical stock-taking of progress in securing economic freedom and economic rights in the European context.