Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lord Justice Goldring Lecture

Inaugural Kent Law School Lecture and alumni networking reception, London

This Wednesday (26th September) the Kent Law Campaign, in association with the Young Alumni Group and Kent Law School, presented the Inaugural Kent Law School London Lecture and alumni networking reception. The event was kindly hosted by 7 Bedford Row Chambers of London.

The event began with a drinks reception, giving guests the opportunity to reminisce with old University friends, and make new friends over a glass of wine.

Prof. Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Kent, then introduced the guests to the speaker and indeed the Kent Law Campaign, its purpose and goals.

The distinguished Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Goldring, Senior Presiding Judge of England and Wales whose career at the Bar and on the bench spans over 40 years, provided the lecture entitled “The Judiciary in 20 years time; what changes?” His Lordship’s thorough explanation of how judges are appointed and his views on how we might achieve greater diversity at the bench prompted a number of interesting questions from an audience comprised of academics, alumni, current students and friends of Kent Law School – with Goldring L. J. providing detailed replies to all.

After the lecture, guests were invited to stay for a few drinks – which most, if not all, did – giving members of the Campaign’s committee the opportunity to meet with practising barristers and solicitors with Kent Law School close to their heart, boosting awareness of the campaign and seeking to secure further donations, patrons, help, and advice in how to achieve our goal.


All in all, the evening was a resounding success. His Lordship’s lecture proved thought provoking (and even resulted in friendly debates between some!), the drinks receptions reunited old friends and made new ones (who drank us out of house and home), and the Kent Law Campaign received the all-important publicity needed to help us fulfill our fund-raising objective.

We certainly look forward to our next Kent Law Campaign event.

Blog by Callum Borġ
Photography by Deepan Jaddoo