Upcoming Guest Lecture: The Future of the Monarchy and the Global Commonwealth, September 16, Kingston Later Life Learning

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in Canada in 2010

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in Canada in 2010

I will be giving a talk about The Future of the Monarchy and the Global Commonwealth for Later Life Learning in Kingston, Ontario on September 16, 2016 at 10am.

The talk will be followed by a sale and signing of my book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada.

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Upcoming Guest Lecture: Magna Carta at 801: Arts and Letters Club, June 20

I will be giving a talk about Magna Carta in honour of the 801st anniversary of the Great Charter at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto on June 20. The talk will be followed by panel discussion about Magna Carta’s continuing significance and I will be signing copies of my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights. Dinner, mead and ale will be served.

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Upcoming Guest Lecture: Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada at Innis College, University of Toronto, April 27 at 9:45am

I will be giving a lecture about my book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights for the Academy for Lifelong Learning Spring Talks at Innis College, University of Toronto on April 27, 2016 at 9:45am. The University of Toronto bookstore will be selling books at the event and a book signing will follow the talk. All are welcome!

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Upcoming Guest Lecture: Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada at the King Township Historical Society

I will be giving a talk about my book, Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights¬†at the King Township Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting on March 6.

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Upcoming Guest Lecture: Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World, Thursday, February 18th, 2pm, Fulford Place Museum, Brockville

I will be giving a talk on Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World at Fulford Place Museum in Brockville on Thursday February 18 at 2pm. My book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights will be for sale and I will be signing books after the talk.

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My Tedx Talk on Women and Magna Carta

In May 2015, I gave a talk on Women and Magna Carta at the Tedx The Annex Women event in Toronto. Magna Carta promised noble widows freedom from forced remarriage, setting a precedent for future women’s rights legislation. In the talk, I compare the clauses concerning women’s rights in Magna Carta to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and discuss the enduring impact of Magna Carta 800 years after the document was reluctantly accepted by King John in 1215.

Here is my Tedx Talk on Women and Magna Carta:

For more on Magna Carta and the impact of the famous charter on women, see my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights

Watch my lecture on Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World

On November 26, I delivered a lecture on Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World, based on my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights  at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in Edmonton. I discuss the impact of Magna Carta on 800 years of history in an hour. Watch the lecture here:

Edmonton Journal Interview: Be sure to read Carolyn Harris’ Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada before viewing the document itself

My interview with Michael Hingston, books editor of the Edmonton Journal discusses the Magna Carta Canada exhibition (at the Alberta Legislature until December 29), why everyone should read Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights before viewing Magna Carta, and the impact of Magna Carta on Canada and the world.

Click here to read¬†Michael Hingston: Be sure to read Carolyn Harris’ Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada before viewing the document¬†itself

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My radio interview with Alberta Morning News about Magna Carta

I was interviewed about my book Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights by Alberta Morning News, which is broadcast in Calgary and Edmonton. I discuss the enduring legacy of Magna Carta eight centuries after King John reluctantly affixed his seal to the document and the Magna Carta Canada exhibition, which opens at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in Edmonton on November 23.

The interview is available in the Newstalk 770 AM audio vault РNovember 22, 7am (The interview begins around 7:05am)