The Institute's Spring public programme, Justice, will take place in March. Tickets to all events are free but booking is required. Priority is given to public servants.
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?
Westminster Abbey Institute's spring programme Justice addresses these questions.
The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.