About this event

  • Date and time Wed 15 Jul 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Lord Jonathan Sumption

Lord Jonathan Sumption, British author, medieval historian and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, will be joining Professor Sir Simon Wessely for a enthralling discussion on his journey to the Supreme Court, his immense capacity for knowledge, his books on the Hundred Years War, and his views on the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. 

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Lord Sumption is often described as the cleverest man in Britain with courtroom talents that have been defined as “amazing”, “brilliant”, “a frightening opponent”, “icy analytical instinct”, and “titanic”. He has represented many high-profile cases during his career including; representing billionaire oligarch Roman Abramovich and the Hutton inquiry.

Last year, Lord Sumption did the 2019 BBC Reith lectures - a series of lectures from significant international thinkers who deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series. He did 5 podcasts for the lecture series highlighting areas of the legal system such as; law and politics, democracy and opposing opinions, the interpretation of human rights law, the pros and cons of written and unwritten constitutions, and the cons of Britain adopting a written constitution. Click here to listen to Lord Sumption's 2019 BBC Reith Lectures.

He has written several books of Medieval history including The Age of Pilgrimage, the Albigensian Crusade, and four books on the Hundred Years War, the third of which, Divided Houses, won the 2009 Wolfson History Prize. 

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