University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Presentation Summaries from 'Threats to University, Humanities, and Science' Conference Now Available

Posted on Thursday 8th March 2012.

Faculty of Law Cambridge
Image courtesy of Robert Post.

On 20-23 July 2011, the Centre for Public Law and the British Academy hosted in Cambridge and London respectively, a two and a half day meeting convened to identify and suggest solutions to various threats to the core mission of the modern research university and scientific and humanistic investigation. The distinguished group of participants represented a diverse array of disciplines, including biology, cosmology, history, law, literature, medicine, philosophy, psychology, physics, sociology and theology. The Conference Description and Participant List and the Conference Program are available online.

Summaries of presentations at this remarkable interdisciplinary conference, along with an audio recording of the session on "Threats from Libel Law", are available on the conference resource page.

In addition to CPL and the British Academy, the conference was sponsored by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic, in association with the Royal Society and Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge.