Associates meet with Stuart Batcup

History of Law School research meeting

Law Department Archive

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 as a legal professional and then judge. He provided a fund of information regarding activities, personalities and impressions of Aberystwyth some fifty or so years ago, and proved great company for our meeting. Memorably, Stuart was the co-signatory of a letter to the Western Mail in response to the attack on Aberystwyth by MP Leo Abse in 1966 Abse argued that a Welsh Law School should be in Cardiff, not Aberystwyth. Stuart and his fellow students were able to trash Abse's argument and evidence. Stuart had a fund of such stories, an invaluable witness for the project.