Professor David Nutt

An evening with David Nutt

Our latest event - an evening with David Nutt - is on 30 October. The event is being held ten years to the day that Professor Nutt was fired from his role as chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for standing for drugs policies grounded in science and evidence.

4 September 2019

Privatisation and punishment: a perilous partnership?

My subject this evening is privatisation and punishment. As I shall come on to explain I’m going to deal with this subject in quite a broad manner. What I want to do is simply to look at some of...

Professor Tim Newburn
1 June 2005

Taking the Prison Service into the 21st Century

I am reminded that two weeks ago at a prison on the Isle of Wight, the Chairman of the Board of Visitors introduced me as the Director General who he believed would take the Prison Service into...

Sir Martin Narey
10 May 1999

Inequality: The obstacle between us

Although many people believe inequality is socially divisive and adds to the problems associated with relative deprivation, what inequality does or does not do to us has remained largely a matter...

Professor Richard Wilkinson
1 July 2008

Against Rehabilitation: For Reparative Justice

Thank you for coming to this 22nd Lecture in honour of Eve Saville.


I want to invite you to consider the proposition that rehabilitation is not the good thing we have been...

Professor Pat Carlen
6 November 2012

Has liberal criminology lost?

All serious thinking about crime touches on the nature of liberalism. Conversely, every single principle of liberalism carries implications for how we think about crime (Stan Cohen)...

Professor Ian Loader
4 July 2007

Crime, poverty and place

I have to start with a confession. I am a charlatan. I know a little about place, less about poverty, and very little about crime. That, I’m afraid is the bad news for you this evening. The good...