The James Wood Lecture 2021 - recording now available

This year's James Wood Lecture is now available to view as a recording.  The event took place on 28 November and was delivered by Adam Tomkins, John Millar Professor of Law, on the topic “Free Speech and Hate Speech”. 
Adam Tomkins has held the John Millar Chair of Law at the University of Glasgow since 2003. He was a member of the Scottish Parliament from 2016 until 2021, and returned full-time to the University after standing down at the 2021 Scottish Parliament election. While an MSP, he was Convenor of the Justice Committee, during the period when it considered the legislation which became the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021. 

The James Wood Lecture is the principal public lecture hosted annually by the University of Glasgow School of Law, having first been delivered by Lord Fraser of Tullybelton in 1987. Recent James Wood lecturers have included Eleanor Sharpston QC, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Lord Sumption and Ian Forrester QC. It is generously supported by the James Wood Bequest Fund. 

The James Wood Lecture recording is available to view via Youtube at:

First published: 5 November 2021