2023 Socio-Legal Annual Lecture now online

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is very pleased to announce that the film of its 2023 annual lecture is now available on the following link.

Des Manderson - CSLS Annual Lecture

The 2023 lecture, co-sponsored by the Wolfson Law in Societies cluster, was delivered at Wolfson College by Professor Des Manderson from the Australian National University.  Entitled, ‘Possession Island: Queering Art, Queering Law,’ the lecture focused on the work of Australian artist Gordon Bennett.  This artist produced a body of work which reflected on colonial law; unpacking the complex temporal logic that underpinned Australian colonialism and the central role of images in creating myths about it.  

Des Manderson - CSLS Annual Lecture

In addition to his lecture, Professor Manderson also gave a talk at New College about the images of Justitia in painted glass in the New College Chapel. Designed by Joshua Reynolds the depiction was one which Professor Manderson had written about but never seen in situ.

While in Oxford he also ran a workshop with research students on the topic of Law and Art. The Centre was delighted to host such an eminent scholar and leading expert on law and aesthetics.