Wednesday, 3 December 2008

British Library Exhibition

I thought that I'd give the British Library's current exhibition a bit of a plug. Entitled 'Taking Liberties - The Struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights' it runs until 1st March 2009.

To quote from their promotional material "Taking Liberties tells the story of the 900 year struggle for rights and freedoms in Britain and of those who have campaigned to make political and social change a reality".

As well as the exhibition there's a series of events (free and charged for) taking place. These include a discussion on 'Equality and Human Rights in Modern Britain' and 'Is Liberty British?' at the end of January.

You may also like to listen to the podcasts which are being added during the course of the exhibition. Currently these include a discussion on the Wolfenden Report and an interview with Shami Chakrabarti on the erosion of our rights and freedoms.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good idea to plug this exhibition: it's excellent, so is the website. Some of the BBK law students are going to have a good look round on Sat 20 December, as part of our annual Xmas outing. That's an invitation.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the plug - it's also been partly curated by a BBK research fellow!

Matt Shaw

Wendy said...

Good to see that I've struck a chord with this post!
I'm intending to visit the exhibition myself, though fear that on the 20th I'll be doing some last minute Christmas shopping. I'll be interested to hear what people think about it, so do add further comments to the blog.