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Publication of the week: Dr Adolfo Paolini

16 February 2015

Paolini, A., Research Handbook on Directors’ Duties (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, November 2014). 384 pp.  ISBN: 978-1-78100-440-1. In this edited collection Dr Paolini has managed to assemble a number of leading academics in company law to deal with the always…

Sir Chris Woodhead Blog: The trouble is wist does not get you far in life

15 February 2015

Fifty years ago, on the morning of Winston Churchill’s funeral, I was cycling on the A25 between Dorking and Reigate when I was overtaken by another cyclist. He was a bit older than me and significantly fitter. I had covered…

University of Buckingham tops the poll for free speech

10 February 2015

The University of Buckingham has come joint top in a new poll revealing which universities have the best record when it comes to freedom of speech. A total of 115 higher education institutions took part in the rankings by online…

Publication of the week: Professor Susan Edwards

9 February 2015

Edwards, S., “‘Ethnicity’ matters in adoption and child custody: Part 1: some conceptual considerations”, Family Law (Jan 2015), 52-58 This article examines the consideration of ‘ethnicity’ in custody arrangements and disputes within the jurisdiction of the UK and also between…

In the news – 3 February 2015

3 February 2015

The family of the Japanese ISIS hostage who appeared in a video allegedly showing his beheading by British militant Jihadi John has paid tribute to his memory. Professor Anthony Glees quoted (The Mail, 1 Feb 2015).

Buckingham Sees Launch of Tenth National Student Survey

2 February 2015

This week sees the launch of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015. Entering its tenth year at Buckingham, the NSS gives final year students the opportunity to comment on teaching, assessment, feedback, academic support, learning resources, personal development, and the…

Publication of the week: Dr Patricia Covarrubia

2 February 2015

Patricia Covarrubia, “Genetic resources and the debate over legacy: Chilean constitutional reform”, European Intellectual Property Review 2015, 37(1), 1-3 This article examines a bill being considered by the Chilean Parliament to amend the Constitution of Chile [Art.19] in order to:…

Sir Chris Woodhead Blog: The Triumph of the Bureaucratic Mind

29 January 2015

One day in the autumn of 1970 I was sitting with thirty of my eleven year old pupils on the shore of Llyn Cau under Cader Idris in North Wales. The weather had been reasonable when we had started our…

In the news – 27 January 2015

27 January 2015

Professor Anthony Glees was quoted in the Daily Mail (26 Jan): BBC branded ‘mad’ by critics after refusing to call Paris killers ‘terrorists’ and in the Daily Telegraph (25 Jan): Hostage pleads for life after Isil kills cellmate.  He was…

Careers in the Art World Forum (24 February 2015)

26 January 2015

A series of talks by art-world representatives on art dealing, auctioneering, museum curatorship, art journalism, art law, and heritage management. Speakers include: Dame Rosalind Savill, former Director of the Wallace Collection Laura Houliston, Senior Curator at English Heritage Art Dealer…