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Lord Falconer to talk about ‘Our Changing Constitution’

The University of Chichester is delighted to welcome the Right Honourable Lord Falconer to its campus to give a talk about ‘Our Changing Constitution’ on Thursday 25th February 2010.

Dr Robin Baker, the University’s Vice-Chancellor said: “We are delighted to welcome Baron Falconer of Thoroton QC as the next of the eminent speakers in the University of Chichester’s Distinguished Lecture Series. His topic is ‘Our Changing Constitution’, a subject of enormous importance to all of us as citizens of the UK. And there can be few people better qualified to speak on the subject than Charles Falconer. Solicitor General in the first Blair government, in 2002 he became Minister of State for law reform and criminal justice at the Home Office.

‘In 2003 he joined the Cabinet as (probably the last) Lord Chancellor and was appointed the first Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, later to become the first Secretary of State in the newly established Ministry of Justice. Lord Falconer’s expert and thoughtful views on constitutional change will ensure that this distinguished lecture is a milestone in the series.’

Lord Charles Falconer is a qualified barrister and Senior Counsel based in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s London office. He spent 25 years as a commercial barrister, becoming a QC in 1991. Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Lord Falconer was a minister in the Blair government from 1997 to 2007 as, among other posts, Lord Chancellor, Solicitor-General and Minister of State for Criminal Justice, Sentencing and Law Reform and Minister for Housing, Planning and Regeneration.

The final lecture in the 2009/10 Distinguished Lecture series will be on Thursday 11th March 2010. Professor Chris Stringer, will give a fascinating insight into ‘The Early Human Occupation of Britain and Europe’.

There is no charge for attending any of the Distinguished Lectures at the University and they are open to all. Car parking is available on the University campus. All Lectures will take place in the Mitre Theatre at 6.30pm.

Spaces are limited so to reserve your space please contact the University’s events team on 01243 812149 or by emailing events@chi.ac.uk. For more information visit http://www.chiuni.ac.uk/distinguishedlectures

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