Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Colley on British Constitutionalism

Linda Colley, Princeton University, is to deliver a Centenary Lecture at the University of Bristol, entitled "Writing Constitutions into British History", on Thursday, June 18. The University of Bristol's press release is here; registration for this free lecture is through the university's calendar, here. The latter explains:
Today, Britain famously possesses no single written constitution, yet in the past it generated many important documents to do with political freedoms and the regulation of power and also shaped the written constitutions of many of its one-time colonies. In this lecture, Linda Colley explores these islands’ mixed history of constitution-making and some of the possible consequences of this for the 21st century.