The Putney Debates 2019 — BOOK TODAY for a FREE copy of Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates

01 March 2019

With just over a week to go to the Putney Debates 2019, we are offering all ticket-holders a FREE COPY of Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates.

Renowned legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg and Oxford Professor of Socio-Legal Studies Denis Galligan will chair the 2019 debates on 13th and 14th March, as our expert panellists — including Court of Appeal judges, defenders of civil liberties, legal and political commentators, and constitutional experts — set out their vision for our constitutional future.

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The Putney Debates were revived in light of the constitutional questions raised by the EU referendum and the respective actions of parliament, the executive, and the courts. Our panel this year will debate before a public audience the question of judicial independence in the wake of rising populist scepticism towards judges in the UK and further afield. 

Since the EU Referendum, the courts have been called upon time and again to make politically charged judgments to break the constitutional impasse. They have been branded 'Enemies of the People' and fêted as defenders of centuries-old constitutional principles in equal measure. 

Now, as the UK approaches the most significant change to its constitutional settlement for decades, revisit the historic Putney Debates, to ask:

What role do we want for our judges in the 21st Century?

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BOOK YOUR TICKET TODAY and you will receive a volume of 25 bitesize essays on the constitutional consequences of Brexit, featuring contributions from:

  • eminent philosopher and prominent Brexit critic AC Grayling,
  • expert in constitutional law (and former tutor of David Cameron) Vernon Bogdanor,
  • Guardian columnist and Europhile political commentator Timothy Garton Ash,
  • Director of Unlock Democracy Alexandra Runswick,
  • and former Court of Appeal Judge Sir Stephen Sedley


***SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK TODAY to claim your FREE copy of Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates  (RRP £10.99)!***

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