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Iredell Lecture in History and Law:Britain, Empires, and the Re-Writing of Written Constitutions

Date: 30 October 2012 Time: 6.00 pm

Venue: FASS Building Meeting Room 2/3

Professor Colley is a historian of Britain, women, empire and nationalism. She is Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University in the United States. A prolific author, she writes occasionally for The Guardian and for the London Review of Books. She has received honorary degrees from London South Bank University 1998; University of Essex 2004; University of East Anglia 2005; and University of Bristol 2006. Among other major public lectures, she has delivered the Anstey Lectures at the University of Kent 1994; the Trevelyan Lectures at the University of Cambridge and the Wiles Lectures at Queen's University Belfast in 1997; a James Ford Special Lecture and the Bateman Lecture at the University of Oxford in 1998 and 2003; a Raleigh Lecture at the British Academy in 2002; the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture at Queen's University in Canada in 2004; a President's Lecture at Princeton University in 2007; and the Gordon B. Hinkley Lecture in British Studies at the University of Utah in 2010. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours. Professor Colley recently testified before the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons at a hearing entitled "Mapping the Path to Codifying--or Not Codifying--the UK's Constitution."

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