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Past Institute lectures

Justice

Justice is a characteristic of a civilised society. Where is it to be found? In structures of government; institutions; individuals? Is it the same as fairness?

Justice needs to be seen to be done or resentment flairs, but should it be punitive, retributive, restorative or rehabilitative? Can justice that attends to individual heartbreaking cases also be fair and transparent? Can it acknowledge the place of mercy, grace, generosity, sacrifice, and undeserved forgiveness?


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Westminster Lecture: Fair enough? Justice in the 21st Century

James Hawkey, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and The Right Honourable Jack Straw


Westminster Lecture: Can institutions be just?

Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute, and Baroness Butler-Sloss


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At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

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Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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