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Cambridge University paper comparing economic and relational approaches to company law

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in News

Speaking today at Cambridge University’s delightful St Catharine’s College at the Relational Academics Network 2016 Symposium. The conference theme was “Critical Perspectives on Substantive and Methodological Individualisms” and my paper “Economic and Relational Perspectives on Corporate Law: Conflict, Convergence or Commonality”. Here’s my abstract.  

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At Houses of Parliament for launch of Benedict XVI Centre Report

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in News

At the Houses of Parliament today for the launch of the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society Report on “Contemporary Catholicism in England and Wales”. The event was introduced by Nick Spencer from Theos and the report explained by its author, Centre Director, Stephen Bullivant. Its contents merited full front headline coverage in the Guardian. Amongst its findings were that: 48.5% of the English and Welsh adult population identifies as having no religion The Anglican church has suffered the largest fall, 44.5% to 19.0% between 1983...

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Champagne Tea Celebrating Alison Cronin’s PhD Success

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in News

The sun came out for the Law Department at Bournemouth University to share Alison Cronin’s success with her PhD on “Reforming Corporate Fraud Regulation in the UK: A Model of Manifest...

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Daesh: Genocide of Minorities Hansard Report 2016

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Blog

Reading the unusually moving Parliamentary debate on 20th April 2016 where the House of Commons unanimously voted, 278 to 0, to declare “Daesh” or Islamic State’s actions in Iraq and Syria against the Yazidi, Christians and others genocide. Shame on the Foreign Office that sought to direct ministers to abstain. Shame on those MPs not there. Well done, Fiona Bruce MP for Congleton, for leading the debate. Link to Hansard:...

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Rend Collective at the O2 Academy Bournemouth

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in News

A brilliant evening at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy standing and dancing to the music of Rend Collective and their backing band, Urban Rescue. A very moving presentation in the interval over the evils of human trafficking and what can be done to combat it....

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Inaugural Catholic Social Teaching, Politics and Society seminar at St Mary’s University

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in News

At the Inaugural Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and Society Seminar at the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society, St Mary’s University, London. Excellent presentations and debates on Catholic social teaching, the EU, sex education. Then a chance to refresh myself after the railstrike horrors at the apt’ly named Alexander Pope 😉...

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Alison Cronin PhD Viva Success

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in News

Celebrating with Alison Cronin and Professor Chris Harding of Aberystwyth University after Alison’s PhD viva on “Reforming Corporate Fraud Regulation in the UK: A Model of Manifest Liability”. A privilege to have been one of your supervisors. Note: Alison Cronin today successfully defended her PhD thesis “Reforming Corporate Fraud Regulation in the UK: A Model of Manifest Liability” to external examiners ProfessorJanet Dine (Queen Mary University, London) and Dr Sarah Wilson (York University). Supervisors Dr...

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Meeting with Theos think tank, London

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in News

A festive looking Parliament yesterday en route to my meeting yesterday in Great Peter Street with leading Christian think-tank, Theos Think Tank, yesterday. Theos’ ideas and content have reached media outlets with a staggering combined circulation of 160 million in the past 5...

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Chairing at IEA Conference on Christianity, politics, the poor and the planet

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in News

Great conference at the Institute of Economic Affairs, London on Christianity, politics, the poor and the planet; panellists inc Lord Griffiths, Goldman Sachs Int, Lord Donaghue, Global Warming Foundation; Steve Baker MP for Wycombe; Eliza Filby author God and Mrs Thatcher … and myself in the chair for the second part. Some lively debate, especially on climate change “denial”...

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