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Exeter Celebration of Magna Carta's 800th Anniversary: Complimentary Drinks Reception & Debate

The Freedom Association

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)

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You are cordially invited to join a unique debate in stunning setting of the  The Rougemont, an elegant Victorian hotel situated opposite to Exeter Central. The event is hosted by The Hampden Trust, sponsored by The Federalist Society, and organised by The Freedom Association, promoting the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

With increasing concerns that our rights are being eroded through legislation such as the 'Snoopers Charter' this debate could not be more relevant.



Our speakers are Professor Anthony Musson and Professor Julian Rivers who will set the debate on the question,





"What can history tell us about Magna Carta today?"




Anthony has published extensively in the field of medieval legal history and legal culture. As part of the Magna Carta 800 Celebrations he has been commissioned by the Magna Carta Trust (in collaboration with the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association) to contribute to a commemorative volume: Magna Carta: The Foundation of Freedom, 1215-2015.

Julian has had a longstanding interest in the nature of legal reasoning particularly as applied in the context of human rights and public law. Recent publications include the release in paperback of his 2002 translation of Robert Alexy’s Theory of Constitutional Rights (OUP, 2010) and an essay, ‘Constitutional Rights and Statutory Limitations’ in Matthias Klatt (ed.), Institutional Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy (OUP, 2011, forthcoming). Future work will include a systematic investigation into the problems of human rights reasoning in international and domestic law.


More recently, however, much of his time has been spent considering the relationship between law and religion, both in international and comparative law, but with a particular focus on the English legal system.


A new book supports this series of debates.


Using a new translation of Magna Carta, combined with an analysis of its importance in the modern modern world. This book raises the level of education and understanding of Magna Carta and the fundamentals of the English legal system. The text provides an understanding on what Magna Carta means in the 21st century with updated information about the UK’s justice system and current issues concerning the law and society.


The Author:


Ewen Stewart is Consulting Director of Global Britain. He read Economics and Politics at Aberdeen University and has worked in the City for over twenty-five years in fund management and equity strategy with major investment banks.


He is the founding Director of Walbrook Economics, which specialises in advising professional investors, including institutions, hedge funds and wealth managers, on their investment strategies. Ewen’s work has been published extensively, focusing on macroeconomic and monetary policy, tax reform and Britain’s relationship with Europe.


Recent published work includes Masking the Symptoms, a critique of QE for the Centre for Policy Studies and, for the TaxPayers’ Alliance, Stamp Duty – a counterproductive tax.


He has given lectures for, amongst others, the Institute of Economic Affairs, and, at Pembroke College, Cambridge, on monetary policy.


He serves on the Management Committee of The Freedom Association and the Advisory Board of The Cobden Centre.



Admission is free.

Drink reception from 6.30 pm.

Debate starts at 7.30 pm and ends at 8.30 pm. 


We hope you will be able to attend and look forward to meeting you.

Best Wishes

The Freedom Association


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When & Where

The Rougemont
Queens Street
EX4 3SP Devon
United Kingdom

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)

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The Freedom Association

The Hampden Trust's goals include promotion and dissemination of knowledge and understanding amongst the general public of the rights, liberties and duties of all citizens and public servants. Registered Charity No. 800633
The Federalist Society is an organization of 65,000 conservative and libertarian lawyers, judges, law professors, and others dedicated to advancing the principles of the rule of law and the separation of powers as the best means of preserving individual freedom and prosperity. 
The Freedom Association is a non-partisan pressure group dedicated to fighting for individual liberty and freedom of expression.
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