On Thursday 16th February, the Alistair Berkley Memorial Lecture was held in the Umney Theatre at the College.
The lecture was entitled "Mental States, Law and Morality" and given by Sir John Laws, former Lord Justice of Appeal; current Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science at Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and Honorary Fellow of Robinson College. Click here to read the text from the lecture.
Alistair Berkley was a passenger aboard the ill-fated flight Pam Am 103 that was blown up over Lockerbie. He was a valued member of Robinson College, Cambridge – where he had read Law – and his death was felt as a great loss. After he left Cambridge he spent several years teaching law at Makerere University in Uganda before returning to read for an LLM in Law and Development at the LSE. The lecture was endowed by his parents in his memory.