PAST EVENT: Lady Chatterley’s Lover: 50 years on
Lady Chatterley's Lover: 50 years on. 1 November
12 Oct 10

English PEN, Doughty Street Chambers and London School of Economics present:

Lady Chatterley’s Lover: 50 years on

On 2nd November 1960, the jury at the Old Bailey acquitted Penguin Books of obscenity for publishing an uncensored version of D.H. Lawrence’s controversial novel. Geoffrey Robertson QC and a panel explore the impact of the trial on our current laws and assumptions on freedom of expression.

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in the UK. He has appeared in the courts of many countries as counsel in leading cases in constitutional, criminal and international law and served as the first President of the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone, where he authored a landmark decision on the illegality of recruiting child soldiers. He sits as a recorder, and is a master of Middle Temple and a visiting Professor of Human Rights Law at Queen Mary College, London. In 2008, he was appointed as a distinguished jurist member of the UN’s Justice Council.

This event is in association with Doughty Street Chambers and English PEN.

Date: 1 November
Time: 6.30-8.00pm
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London School of Economics WC2A 2AE
Admission: Free, but ticket required. Tickets can be requested online at from 10.00am on 26 October.