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Cafe Historique: Magna Carta, 1215�2016; The Great Charter, Then and Now

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Talk begins at 7:00 pm.

John McLaren and Hamar Foster
Professors Emeriti, Faculty of Law
University of Victoria

The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, marked internationally and locally — in a ceremony at Government House in Victoria, hosted by the UVic Faculty of Law, the University of British Columbia, the Law Society of British Columbia, and the Ministry of the Attorney General — was the occasion for much debate about the sense and sensibility of the Great Charter. Was it a "Good Thing," as some authors have unequivocally asserted? Did Clause 29 guarantee jury trial? Was Bad King John really bad, or simply misunderstood? Why is the Royal Proclamation of 1763 known in Canada as the Indigenous Magna Carta?

Join professors emeriti John McLaren and Hamar Foster for a thought-provoking talk on the myths and reality surrounding Magna Carta that will answer these and other questions.

Seating is limited — to guarantee a place, audience members should reserve tickets at or phone 250-472-5484.

Cost: Donation
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Literature | Poetry
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
753 View Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Student / College
More Info: UVic Department of History
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