Latest News & Announcements

Choice Project gains extra fundingTuesday, February 12, 2019 - 15:34

Over the last few weeks the Dewis/Choice Research Project relating to abuse of older persons has gained substantial external funding to take its work into some important new areas, totalling just over £440,000, for work to be carried out over the next eighteen months. The first tranche of funding has been provided by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales, in relation to care homes and hospices. Secondly, Comic Relief has provided support for new work on the coincidence of dementia and situations involving abuse. The final and largest tranche of funding has again been agreed with the UK Portfolio of Lottery funding, to take some initial steps in extending the present research to other parts of the UK, in England and Northern Ireland. On 14 February Sarah Wydall and John Williams will attend an event at Comic Relief in London where they will provide details of the existing and proposed research. The new research will also involve the welcome return of former colleagues Ann Sherlock and Melanie Williams, to contribute to some of these activities.

Rule of Law and Economic Law Conference in BudapestWednesday, January 2, 2019 - 14:53

This international conference has been organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies  at the University of Warsaw.The conference will consider challenges to the rule of law in the EU, and in particular the implications for EU economic law. I shall be participating as a member of a panel dealing with the rule of law in the context of EU competition law cases, and will examine the problem of inconsistencies in enforcement, especially as between the treatment of corporate and individual actors. My first venture abroad for 2019.

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).