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23 July | What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance?

Professor Philip Schofield on the parallels between Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon and mass data capture in an increasingly digital world in the Guardian.

News & Events

Melting ice sheet

Philippe Sands climate change talk live streamed from the UK Supreme Court

15 September 2015
Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC

UCL Laws pays tribute to Professor Sir Bob Hepple

24 August 2015
Wind Farm | Photo: UCL Creative Media Services

Evidence, publics and decision-making for major wind infrastructure

19 August 2015
Steps at St Pauls Cathedral

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence – October 2015 Launch

8 Oct 2015, 18:00-20:30
UN Flag

The Current Work of the UN International Law Commission

14 Oct 2015, 18:00 - 19:00

Question the Trade Mark Judges (IBIL / MARQUES)

14 Oct 2015, 18:00 - 19:30

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