University to host annual celebration of justice

The Service to Celebrate the Administration of Justice in the Black Country will take place at the Collegiate Church of St Peter’s on Sunday, 6 March 2011.

Senior University staff and Governors will join judges, Black Country magistrates, barristers, solicitors, court staff, police, prison and probation officers at the service from 11am.

The annual event is organised by The Reverend Prebendary Geoffrey Wynne, who retired last year as Senior Chaplain after 44 years at the University.

Martin Cartwright, Associate Dean at the University’s School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, said: “The Annual Service has become an important event in the calendar of the University and represents an opportunity for the legal and academic communities to come together and recognise the work of all those involved with the criminal justice system in the region.”

Other attendees are due to include His Honour Judge Jonathan Gosling, who presides over the courts in Wolverhampton and Derby. Judge Gosling graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 1978 and was among one of the first intakes of law students.

University representatives will include Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline Gipps, Dean of the School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications Professor Judith Burnett and Dean of the School of Art & Design, Dr Bryony Conway.

A range of courses focused on law, criminology, justice and security are offered by the University’s School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, and staff from the School will also be attending the service.

This year’s event will be the seventh year the service has been held in the city.


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