Conference Programme

MAGNA CARTA 800 YEARS CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Monday 15 June 2015 at the Ward Room, University of Greenwich, Medway Campus
9-10am:                         Registration and Coffee
10am-10.15am:             Opening of Conference
10.15-10.45am:             Opening Speech by Alan Albert, Trustee of the University of Greenwich
10.45-11.15am:             Coffee Break
11.15-12.00noon:          Presentation of Research “The Relevance  of                                       the  Magna Carta for our Human and Civil                                         Rights Today” by Dr Machteld Inge van Dooren
12noon- 12.15pm:         Reaction to the Research Presentation by Prof.                                         C. Flinterman, Emeritus Professor of Human                                       Rights and member of the UN Human Rights                                       Committee
12.15-12.45pm:             Questions and Discussion
12.45-2.15pm:               Lunch
2.15-3.00pm:                 An Historian’s Approach to Magna Carta in the
Context of the First Barons’ War by Matthew Bennett
3.00-3.45pm:                 The Constitutional Law Perspective
3.45-4.15pm:                 Tea Break
4.15-5.00pm:                 Council of Europe Speaker – Andrew Cutting

6pm:                              Tour of Rochester Castle with John Croucher

Tuesday 16 June 2015 at the Ward Room, University of Greenwich, Medway Campus
9-9.30am:                      Registration and Coffee
9.30-10.15am:               The Manuscript of the Magna Carta
10.15-11am:                  A Philosopher’s Perspective by Prof. R. Norman,                                       a Vice-President of the British Humanist                                       Association
11-11.30am:                  Coffee Break
11.30am-12.15pm:        The Magna Carta and Religion
12.15-1.00pm:               A Lawyer’s View of the Magna Carta by John                                       Nee, Barrister, Becket Chambers, Kent
1.00-2.15pm:                 Lunch
2.15-3.00pm:                 A Humanist’s Perspective by Mrs P. Dhaliwal,                                       British Humanist Association
3.00-3.45pm:                 International Influence of the Magna Carta
3.45-4.15pm:                 Tea Break
4.15-5.00pm:                 Summary and General Discussion

6pm:                              Tour of Rochester Castle with John Croucher

FREE WORKSHOPS:
Wednesday 17 June 2015 in the Syndicate Room, Ward Room Building
10 -11.30am:       Visit to Rochester Cathedral – Textus Roffensis
12noon-1.30pm   Workshop Politics and the Magna Carta led by Stuart                              Millson, Independent Member of East Malling and                              Larkfield Parish Council
1.45-3.15pm:       Workshop Discrimination and the Magna Carta
3.30-5pm:            Workshop Migration and the Magna Carta led by C.                             Buckwell, Immigration Judge

Thursday 18 June 2015 in the Syndicate Room, Ward Room Building
10 -11.30am:         Visit to Rochester Cathedral – Textus Roffensis
12noon-1.30pm     Workshop Freedom of Conscience and Expression                               led by Roy Smith, Medway Speakers Corner
1.45-3.15pm:         Workshop The Magna Carta in Education led by M.                               Sherwood, Historian and  Educator
3.30-5pm:              Workshop Labour Market and Workers’ Rights led by                               S. Wilkins, Medway TUC

Friday 19 June 2015
NGO Market and Exhibition 10am-4pm at Friends Meeting House, Rochester
Historic Tours to Textus Roffensis at Rochester Cathedral and to Rochester Castle from 2pm

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