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Law & Society: Which is to be Master?

Edited by: The Rt Hon Sir Richard Aikens, Kenneth Richardson

ISBN13: 9780854900886
Published: May 2011
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Law and Society: Which is to be Master? was a series of five symposia held throughout 2008 as part of the year-long festival celebrations of the grant, by James VI and I, of the freehold of the land around the Temple Church to the two Inns of Court: the Honourable Societies of the Inner and the Middle Temple.

In ancient Greece and Rome, a symposium was a convivial meeting for drinking and intellectual conversa­ tion. At these symposia, that tradition was respected: following the speeches, the audience took part in lively debate with the speakers, both in the debating chamber and at the receptions which followed.

This book presents the speeches given by nineteen distinguished thinkers of our age at the symposia about how the law relates to different aspects of our society: to science, religion, politics, commerce and international relations.

In addition, various articles about law and society in the ancient world and in the seventeenth century, which were commissioned from specialists in their fields to accompany each of the five symposia, are also printed here together with an explanatory Introduction.

The symposia and this publication are generously sponsored by the
Alexander S Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Subjects:
General Interest, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, Law and Society
Contents:
Preface by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Aikens and Kenneth Richardson
Foreword by Anthony Papadimitriou
Introduction by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Aikens
The Common Law in 1608 by Sir John Baker

Symposium 1: Law and Science
Law and Science in Ancient Greece by Professor Malcolm Schofield
Science in 1608: the European Context by Professor Ian Maclean
Introduction to Symposium 1 by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Rix
Baroness Deech DBE; Sir Tim Hunt FRS; Lord Winston

Symposium 2: Law and Religion
Law and Religion in Ancient Greece by Professor Robert Parker
Law and Religion in 1608 by Professor Blair Worden
Introduction to Symposium 2 by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Aikens
The Rt Rev the Lord Eames OM; Professor Mona Siddiqui; Professor A C Grayling; The Rt Hon Lord Justice Rix

Symposium 3: Law and Politics
Law and Politics in Ancient Greece by Professor Malcolm Schofield
Law and Politics in 1608 by Professor Blair Worden
Introduction to Symposium 3 by The Rt Hon The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
The Rt Hon the Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG; Prof Vernon Bogdanor CBE FBA; Professor Lord Hennessy FBA; Shami Chakrabarti CBE

Symposium 4: Law and Commerce
Law and Commerce in Ancient Greece by Professor Malcolm Schofield
Law and Commerce in 1608 by Sylvana P Tomaselli
The City of London, Law and Commerce in 1608 by Paul R E Double
Introduction to Symposium 4 by The Rt Hon Lord Mayor, Alderman David Lewis
Sir Andrew Large; Jan Paulsson; The Rt Hon The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers; Lord Browne of Madingley

Symposium 5: Law and International Relations
Law and International Relations in Ancient Greece by Professor Malcolm Schofield
Law and International Relations in 1608 by Dr William O’Reilly
Introduction to Symposium 5 by Professor Rick Trainor
Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman; General Sir Mike Jackson; The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann
The Rt Hon The Lord Brittan of Spennithorne QC DL

Afterword by The Rt Hon Lord Justice May, Master Treasurer of Inner Temple 2008, and Michael Blair QC,
Master Treasurer of Middle Temple 2008