Former Student Thomas Grant QC Appointed Visiting Professor of Politics and Law at Gresham

Posted On: 23/07/20

Former student Thomas Grant QC has been appointed as a Visiting Professor of Politics and Law at Gresham College, London's oldest Higher Education Institution.Thomas is a bestselling writer about law as well as a QC. He studied at CRGS between 1981-87.

Thomas will be providing a series of four free lectures on 'The Politics of the Courtroom', which is extremely timely:

"These lectures will look at the courts as quasi-political arenas - from the practice of law in Apartheid South Africa and the United States in the era of segregation, to British courts today. After the Brexit-related legal controversies of the last few years, there is currently a lively debate on the proper function of the law - and judges - in shaping wider society. In these lectures, I want to consider the role of the lawyer, the jury, and the judge as engines of political and societal change, and what impact government interference in judicial appointments might have on decision-making and the rule of law."

Further details of this initiative can be found here: