Lord Falconer lecture
On Thursday 16 October 2014, the Rt Hon Lord Falconer visited the University of Derby's Kedleston Road site to give a lecture on the British Constitution in the light of Scotland's decision to say no to independence in September 2014. The lecture was arranged by Scott Atkins, LLB Programme Leader at the University, and 135 students attended.
Scott said: "Lord Falconer is a highly engaging speaker. During the lecture he discussed the outcome of the referendum in relation to the British Constitution. His lecture was very insightful and stimulated a lot of debate amongst the audience."
Natasha Egar, a student who attended the talk said: "I thought the talk was well explained for those who didn't know as much as others in the area. I was especially interested in the new bill that he has proposed in parliament."
Linda Brown, a second year law student said: "I really enjoyed the lecture. It was an honour to hear from someone so prestigious, and it shed light on an extremely important issue.
"Lord Falconer gave a detailed analysis of what could happen if Scotland were to separate from the rest of the UK."
The lecture builds on the number of links being developed by the University and senior members of the legal profession as it comes just months after a talk given by retired Lord Justice of Appeal, Sir John Mummery.