The British Academy 10-Minute Talks: COVID-19 public inquiry – a case of when, not if?

9 Sep 2020, 13:00 - 13:30

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The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

The pandemic of 2020 has caused untold disruption around the world, and the United Kingdom has suffered particularly seriously. What kind of public accounting will there be for the way in which the virus has played out in Britain? In this talk, Conor Gearty asks whether there will be a public inquiry and if so what shape it will take, and considers also the important role the law has to play in ensuring the success of any such inquiry that is set up.

The British Academy’s Shape the Future programme examines the societal, economic and cultural implications of the pandemic

Speaker: Professor Conor Gearty FBA, Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics

10-Minute Talk: COVID-19 public inquiry: a case of when, not if?

10-Minute Talks are a new series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday, 13:00-13:10, on YouTube. Our speakers will type responses to a selection of audience questions in the YouTube comments section between 13:10 and 13:30 on the day of their talk (questions can be added to the YouTube comments section or sent to the British Academy via email).

If you have any questions about this talk, please email events@thebritishacademy.ac.uk.

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10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday, 13:00-13:10, on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

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