The launch event was held in Oxford on 12 May 2017 in Magdalen College Auditorium, with 45 academics, barristers, solicitors, prosecutors and judges.

Videos of the main presentations are available on our YouTube channel.

Welcome by Dr Matthew Dyson, with a Prologue by Prof. Andrew Ashworth CBE QC FBA, Vinerian Professor of Law Emeritus; Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

“Why conditional intent should count as intent”

Dr Rebeccca Williams, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Tutorial Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Oxford;

Comment by Mr Julian Knowles QC, Matrix Chambers.


“Is our criminal appeal system fit for purpose?”

Prof. John Spencer CBE QC (Hon) Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; Bye-Fellow of Murray Edwards and Life Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge; Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple.

Comment by Prof. David Ormerod QC (Hon), Professor of Criminal Justice at UCL; Law Commissioner for England and Wales; Door Tenant at 18 Red Lion Court and Bencher of Middle Temple.


“Are freedom, capacity and agreement always essential components of consent?"

Mr Paul Jarvis, 6KBW College Hill

Comment by HH Peter Rook QC, sometime judge of the Central Criminal Court; Judicial Fellow of the UCL Judicial Institute.


There are some photos from the event on the Faculty's Flickr site. Click the image below to go to the event album.

(All photographs courtesy of Lucy Jonas)

Assize Seminar in Criminal Law