Upcoming Events

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  • Women’s Legal Landmarks – In Conversation: Married Women’s Property Act 1882 and 1964
    13 November 2019, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
    London School of Economics & Political Science
    In the centenary year of women’s formal admission to the legal profession, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies will host a series of talks exploring legal landmarks for women. All speakers were participants in the groundbreaking Women’s Legal Landmarks Project led by Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty.


  • Digital Rights in Brexit: Changes and Challenges
    22 November 2019, 9.30am – 5.30pm
    Institute Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    The conference seeks to consider the changes and challenges facing the protection and enjoyment of digital rights in the UK and elsewhere as a result of Brexit. Topics of discussion include: online harms and the regulation of social media; surveillance and data privacy; data protection law and data transfers; AI, data ethics and innovation; employment and labour; and the rule of law and public international law.


  • Taming the Trolls of Social Media
    Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
    Museum of London 
    Barely a day goes by without some lunatic assertion on social media. Thinking-people shake their heads, but what can be done about this? It turns out that there are a variety of scientific and engineering approaches which might be adapted to tame the trolls of social media. In this lecture Professor Richard Harvey will review the tricky alliance between social media, email and the government, and we will present options for the future in which, possibly, the benefits of social media might been to outweigh the negatives.


  • Can Machines be Conscious, and Would It Matter If They Were?
    Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
    Barnard’s Inn Hall

    The question “Will AI artefacts ever be conscious?” was raised by Turing seventy years ago, and will not go away even though no one quite knows what it means, nor how we would know they were conscious if they were. Professor Yorick Wilks explores what its role might be, and the ways in which AI scientists have explored and tried to simulate the possibility of consciousness in machines, while asking whether it would add anything useful if they had it.


  • London Tech Week 2020
    8th – 12th June 2020, London

    A week-long festival of tech and innovation. In 2019, over 58,000 attendees enjoyed hundreds of crowd-sourced events.