Pembroke College is delighted to invite you to attend 
this year’s Blackstone Lecture: ‘Justice in a Crisis’

to be given byThe Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder


Founded in 1976, and named after the renowned jurist and Pembroke alumnus, Sir William Blackstone, the Blackstone Lecture has been given by some of the most distinguished names within the legal profession, who have each put forward their views on topical subjects affecting the legal profession.

This year's lecture will be given by the Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder, former Senior President of the Tribunals, and now Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.

Amidst the clash of arms, the law is not silent.  But the question to be answered is how is it to be effective in and after a crisis?  That is a question not simply about the rule of law but about justice and its systems.  It is about the dignity of people in our communities and how the common good ought to be pursued by the State so that the trust, respect and confidence of people in the rule of law is maintained.  Political, normative and empirical perspectives will be considered in answer to the question.  This year’s Blackstone Lecturer, the Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder, will explore principles, priorities, examples and solutions in a wide ranging debate about Justice in a Crisis.

For further information and to register your place please visit the Pembroke College event page.