Events

Expert talk: Why Prison? History and Legacy. Followed by Object Handling Session - CANCELLED

Sat 21 Oct, 2-3pm


UNFORTUNATLY PROFESSOR BROOKS HAS COME DOWN ILL AND WILL BE UNABLE TO DO THIS TALK. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVIENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. WE WILL TRY AND RESCHEDULE THE TALK FOR NEXT YEAR 

Join expert Prof. Thom Brooks for a whistlestop history of prisons. Find out how the earliest prisons started out as holding cells until a king's representative could administer local trials to decide punishments, and then how the concept of keeping prisoners in a cell actually became the punishment. Find out about our efforts to reform, including rehabilitation during Victorian times. Following the talk will be a special opportunity to handle items from the Prison and Police Museum Collection.

Talk 2-3pm / Tickets £5 per person at The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Thom Brooks is an award-winning author, broadcaster, columnist and senior policy advisor.  He appears frequently on television, radio and in print media discussing immigration & citizenship, Brexit, British politics, punishment & sentencing, US politics and other topics as a highly sought after commentator and public speaker. His general research interests are in ethics, law and public policy.

Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government and the Dean at Durham Law School and an Associate Member in Department of Philosophy and Professor in School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. 

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