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As the UK questions its post-Referendum future, the Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, in association with the Oxford Faculty of Law and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, invites you to a re-staging of the Putney Debates, 370 years after the original debate ushered in a new democratic order.

Be a part of this historic re-staging and help redraw the UK’s constitutional settlement for the age of Brexit.

The Putney Debates 2017: Constitutional Crisis in the UK will be held at the site of the original Putney Debates, St Mary’s Church in Putney, on 2–3 February 2017.

The debate will address the fall-out from the EU Referendum and the ongoing constitutional conflict between government, the legislature, and the judiciary as the government seeks to challenge the High Court ruling that it must consult Parliament before triggering Article 50 to leave the EU.

Participants include
Joshua Rozenberg, the UK's leading legal commentator

Lord Justice of Appeal Sir Stephen Sedley

Renowned philosophers AC Grayling, Sir Richard Sorabji, and Baroness Onora O’Neill

Political Economist Will Hutton

Constitutional Law expert Professor Paul Craig

Leading human rights lawyer Michael Mansfield QC

Rob Murray, lead partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP, representing Gina Miller in the Article 50 case before the Supreme Court

Robert Hazell CBE, founder of the Constitution Unit at UCL

Anthony Barnett, founder of openDemocracy

Now more than ever, it is time to re-stage the Putney Debates for the twenty-first century, to bring together a wide selection of citizens from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to debate the constitutional challenges that confront us today.

The Oxford Foundation for Law, Justice and Society invites you to join us for this historic re-staging, and to be a part of the debates concerning the UK’s constitutional and democratic future.

Visit www.PutneyDebates to see the full line-up and reserve your place