Upcoming IAL Study Forum in York on 22 February

Posted on: February 5, 2020 by

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Study Forum, on February 22nd 2020 (Saturday).

York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, dating back to the 7th century and located in the heart of York.

This special edition of the forum will take place in a new location, namely the beautiful and historic town of York. Founded by the Romans in 71 AD, there are a number of cultural heritage sites to visit and explore in this gem of Northern England, not least of which the venue for the Study Forum itself, King’s Manor. A Grade I listed building, this manor has played a prestigious role in British history since medieval times and presently belongs to the campus of the University of York. Moreover, York Art Gallery, a stone’s throw from the venue will be presenting its largest solo exhibition to date, Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Oncesupported by White Cube.

Covering a busy day of talks combined with a unique opportunity to meet with others in the field and share ideas, this forum’s schedule will run from 9:45 am to 5pm and is packed with a variety of speakers, amongst which:

  • Professor Geoffrey Bennett (IAL Senior Fellow), ‘The law of Treasure’
  • Crispin Oliver (Barrister, Dere Street Chambers), ‘Treasure: examples and case studies’
  • Dr Rebecca Reynolds (IAL Researcher and Lecturer), ‘Planning law and the Clifford’s Tower dispute’
  • Professor Michael White (History of Art Department, University of York), ‘Ready-made Rietveld: The Red/Blue Chair as a test for artistic craftsmanship’
  • Dr Emma Waring (Senior Lecturer, Law Department, University of York), ‘Location, location, location? Mapping the legal protection of sculpture’
  • Professor Amy Werbel (Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York / Fulbright Scholar, University of York), ‘Censorship and obscenity in law and culture’


Please make sure you secure your spot soon, as places are limited. To book, click here.

For further details, please click here. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: events@nullial.uk.com

Location: King’s Manor, York, YO1 7EP, England

Date: 22 February 2020 (Saturday) – From 9:45 am to 5pm

A more detailed schedule for the day will be released closer to the event.

Cost: £42 (incl. VAT) for IAL members (and UKRG members); £84 (incl. VAT) for non-members; Special price for full-time undergraduate students (contact us for details). The event is free for all current IAL distance learning students.