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The Feast of Orme

Wednesday 29th March saw medievalists from across the University and the city gather for the climax of the Medieval Studies calendar in Exeter. This annual day of events, generously sponsored by Prof. Nicholas Orme, has long included both a postgraduate seminar in the afternoon and, in the evening, the public Orme Lecture. This year, however, […]


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The Foundations of English Law, in Exeter

Of the many celebratedĀ names connected with medieval Exeter,Ā Bracton is one of only a handful to claim global recognition. Bracton is known to students and practitioners of law throughout the Anglophone world as a founding father of English Common Law and the assumed author ofĀ an invaluableĀ compendiumĀ ‘On the Laws and Customs of England’. While he is widely […]


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