You have found the web site for Christopher Harding, a researcher and writer based in Mid Wales and currently also a Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University. I have spent a good number of years working as an academic – teaching, carrying out research, publishing, being involved in different aspects of the delivery of higher education, and meeting many people along the way. This web site contains information about both my past and continuing research activities in my specialist areas of Law and Criminology. It also contains information about my other writing and creative activities, some past but most of it present and ongoing. I would like to encourage visitors to these various and varied web pages in the hope that they will find there much that is interesting and engaging, and even enlightening and amusing.
The two main substantive fields within the site are, then, ‘Research’ and ‘Creative’, each with a menu of main sections, and each of these containing a number of pages. Another field contains a list of ‘Associates’, in research and more creative work, who may often be referred to in various pages. The ‘News Box’ field simply tells the reader about recent or imminent events, developments or activities of my own, or sometimes of associates. New readers might also find the page ‘Websites’, to be found under ‘Creative: The Band Plays On’, informative as a kind of introduction to the site as a whole.
It may have started mainly with Law and Criminology but it has led to much more, and there are so many different ways in which to write about, talk about and perform these subjects.
Look further on !
On 15 October I made my way to Sweden to take part in this symposium at Lund University, which discussed transnational criminal enforcement by EU criminal justice agencies. The meeting was supported by the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies and organised by Jacob Oberg of Lund University… Read more
As part of our research into the history of the Aberystwyth Law School, Richard Ireland, John Williams and myself met with Stuart Batcup, who had been a student in the Law Department in the mid 1960s. Stuart had been a high profile undergraduate at the time, before going on to a notable career… Read more
I have recently joined forces with associates Mick John-Hopkins (in Oxford) and Shea Esterling (in Christchurch NZ) in the writing of an article to be published in a collection, 'On Commemoration', to be published by Peter Lang publishers in 2020. The article is entitled 'Reflections on… Read more
Following some touring activity during May, Senior Service research associates Christopher Harding, Richard Ireland and John Williams have been on the road again this month, peddling ideas and research findings in diverse directions. Richard attended the annual British Legal History Conference… Read more