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John Williams at Syracuse

Presentation at Syracuse University Conference

Research associate John Williams has recently 'attended' a conference at Syracuse University (New York State). The Conference, mainly involving North American delegates, took place on October 15 and 16, and was discussing Interdisciplinary Approaches to Elder Justice : Unlocking the Potential of Restorative Practices. John, sitting in his garden office at home, took part in a panel discussion on existing projects, their successes and challenges, at 11.0 pm on the Thursday evening. The discussion was informative and lively. Moonlighting !

History Project Probes Moseley Enigma

Events from 50 years ago

Research into the history of the Aberystwyth Law School is casting interesting light on one of its former, though now not so well remembered, members of staff. Hywel Moseley taught in the Department in the early 1960s and was one of the Professors of Law from 1970 until 1982, and  de facto joint Head of Department along with John Andrews from 1970 until 1973. Yet his role in the University has probably not been well understood, as the present research is now starting to show. Sadly Hywel Mosely died early in June of this year, oddly something which has not been formally noted in any way by the University. 

Online exhibition planned

Exhibition of Law School Publications to go Online

The earlier planned exhibition of Aberystwyth Law School publications, from the start of the twentieth century through to recent times, scheduled originally for display in the University's Old College last April, will now proceed as an online exhibition. In this way it will reach out to a wider audience, especially alumni around the world, Moreover, it will be possible to supply links to other interesting material and in the longer term up-date the exhibition. The exhibition's planned title is 'An Uncommon Tradition' and it will include both academic publications and other kinds of work by staff of the Department of Law over a period of more than 100 years. 

John Williams talks to House of Lords Committee

Senior Service advice to Select Committee

In September, research associate John Williams appeared as an expert before the new House of Lords Select Committee set up to look at the future consequences of the Covid crisis and its present management. John was there in particular to speak about the position and needs of the older section of the population, in the context of the massive loss of health care and mental health support and provision in recent months. Apparently he engaged in a feisty exchange with Baroness Jay (a member of the Committee) as he warned against the simplistic and indeed dangerous blanket use of the concept of vulnerability, a subject to which he is increasingly turning his expert attention.

Research Boutique moves

While access to the University buildings in Aberystwyth remains restricted the Research Boutique has moved its main office a few miles down the road to Bodelwy in Penrhyncoch, in the valley below the old hill fort of Hen Gaer