Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brookes Law professor is a guest of honour at Manx national day

Tuesday, 04 July 2017

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Professor Peter Edge, lecturer in Law at Oxford Brookes University, has been invited to attend this year’s Tynwald Day ceremony on the Isle of Man.

Tynwald Day is the national day of the Isle of Man, and is held annually on 5 July. On this day the High Court of Tynwald (the parliamentary body of the Isle of Man) meet for a religious ceremony in the Royal Chapel of St John the Baptist, followed by a procession to Tynwald Hill. The event is significant because it is the only day of the year when parliament is held in the open air, and the public gets the opportunity to present petitions for redress.

It is a tremendous honour to join in the Manx national day, particularly on the 600th anniversary of the first recorded Tynwald ceremony.

Peter Edge, Professor in Law

Peter will be joining a striking guest list, including members from the parliaments of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, as well as QCs and foreign diplomats.

Peter has a strong research profile within the Isle of Man, as he completed his PhD on Manx constitutional law, and has since developed a further specialism in the interaction of law and religion. His publication: Manxpublic law, Isle of Man Law Society (1997) is currently hosted as a free open access ebook by Oxford Brookes.

Peter commented“ It is a tremendous honour tojoin in the Manx national day, particularly on the 600th anniversaryof the first recorded Tynwald ceremony”.

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