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Birkenhead Lecture

The annual Birkenhead Lecture is delivered by an eminent Member of the Inn or guest each Autumn. The first Earl of Birkenhead, Frederick Edwin Smith GCSI, PC, KC was was a renowned  debater, barrister and parliamentary performer.

The Birkenhead Lecture 2023

‘The Future of the Legal Profession’

Delivered by The Right Hon Lady Dorrian

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The Birkenhead Lecture XV

‘National security and the law’

Delivered by Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE KC, on 14 November 2022.

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‘The private law of digital assets: what is it and what should it be?’

Delivered by Louise Gullifer KC (hon) FBA, on 15 November 2021
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​Watch the Birkenhead Lecture XIII

Lecture on the 75th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg War trials 
Delivered by Sir Christopher John Greenwood GBE CMG KC on 16 November 2020

The Birkenhead Lecture XI

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‘The Road to Tyranny: The Continuing Legal Legacy and Lessons of Nazi Germany’ 
Delivered by The Right Honourable Sir Terence Etherton, Master of The Rolls and Bencher of the Inn on 30 October 2018

Graya News Articles

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Gray’s Inn Readings

The Gray’s Inn Readings are annual lectures delivered by Britain’s leading legal professionals, held in partnership with Gresham College.

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