Day 8 – Part II Clem Macintyre & John Williams Thursday began with a breathless account of the night before… the class heard of a(n almost) chance meeting at a restaurant with David Cameron. We heard that despite best efforts to convince his minders that a group of Adelaide Politics/Law should be allowed to speak [...]

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  Day 8 – Part I  Elizabeth Alvaro   Following a long and rewarding day at Cambridge, a small group of students retired to the local pub for a meal and beverage. Even though much of our discussion, admittedly, surrounded politics, we were surprised to hear Tom claim he had just seen David Cameron walk [...]

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Day 7 Tom Crichton As a seat of higher learning for centuries, The University of Cambridge has been a breeding ground of ideas since the 13th century. A place where ideas have been developed, analysed, taught, and debated by some of the best minds in human history, today Cambridge served as our site to learn [...]

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) at the University of Adelaide and Adelaide Law School are delighted to invite you to attend a public lecture marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta: Magna Carta in Practice Speaker: Professor Paul Brand FBA (All Souls College, Oxford) Thursday 7 May 2015, 5.30pm – 7pm Conference [...]

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Day 6 Thomas Crichton, Rachel Phillips, Sarah Ramsey, and Elizabeth Alvaro   A central notion that is commonly drilled into the brains of undergraduate law and political science students is the separation of powers in the form of the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.  We learned that the executive consists of the head of [...]

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Day 5 Jonathon Wenham, Martin Nguyen, Travis Cordingley and Marie Rocca After a free weekend in which we all obediently studied and contemplated the course, we reconvened Monday morning to get back into the swing of things. We all formed up at the Supreme Court at 10am and, stripped of our protective pepper sprays, penknives, [...]

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Day 4  Erin Murray, Sophie Wilksch, Jena Jaensch and Isabelle Gatley   On Friday morning, we hopped on the tube bright and early to head to the London School of Economics and Political Science. We were very fortunate to have a lecture from Professor Tony Travers, a Director of LSE London, one of the School [...]

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Day 3  Thomas Skevington, Patrick Anderson, Olivia Savvas, and Amy Teakle   ‘He who enters here, leaves noise behind’ – Charles Dickens Our Thursday opened with a tour of the London Inns of Court, the historical professional associations for barristers in England. We met our guide, an excitable English gentleman with a classical Victorian flair, [...]

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Day 2 Alexandra Lontos, Claire Wiebe, Kate Strachan, Sarah Mack and Petra Kovolos   Day two of the study tour saw us become more familiar with both each other, our teachers and the London tube. As the sun came out in London at a lovely 25 degrees, we were able to remove our bigger coats [...]

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Day 1 Madeline Johns, Lauren Varo, Stephanie Kolaczkos, Josh Scultz and Will Gloster Twenty-five University of Adelaide Politics and Law students are currently in central London for the UK Election Study Tour, and will be sending us through some guest blog posts about their experience. Here is the first … As we sit here, trying [...]

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