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CANCELLED: CamSoc Event: “What are prisons for? Recent events in England reviewed”

1 Apr 2020 19:00 | Anonymous

“What are prisons for?  Recent events in England reviewed”.  Professor Padfield will discuss the UK Government’s current plans in the light of recent events, exploring the purposes of sentencing and of the prison system.

Professor Nicola (Nicky) Padfield was the Master of Fitzwilliam College 2013-19, and remains Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice in the Law Faculty.  She is an Hon QC, and actively involved in the life of the Middle Temple, where she is a Bencher.  She has taught in Cambridge since 1991 and is an Honorary and Life Fellow of her College.  Her research focuses on sentencing and its implications: particularly parole and recall. She has also been involved in Learning Together, the prison education programme which suffered the tragic murder late last year of two alumni of the Institute of Criminology, one a member of staff at the time of his death.

1 Place du Châtelet
75001 Paris

After the war of 1870, some wealthy families from Alsace wanted to remain French Citizens. To do so, they moved to Paris and founded brasseries. The Zimmers were amongst them, and their restaurant remains as one of the finest Belle Epoque restaurants in Paris, recently decorated by Jacques Garcia. Formerly the stamping ground of Sarah Bernhardt, Richard Strauss, Emile Zola, Picasso, and Toulouse Lautrec, Le Zimmer remains a symbol of Le Belle Epoque.


Aperitifs will be served from 7pm and we will sit down to dinner at 7:45pm

Ticket Application
Tickets are €55 per person for members of the Cambridge Society of Paris and the Oxford University Society in Paris and their guests.

A discounted price of €35 per person is offered to members and guests under 30.

To apply for tickets for the Dinner, please go to the CamSoc website and make your booking.


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