Next event: Thursday 22nd October!

Welcome to the new BMLS Season!


For our first meeting of the new season, we have Professor Lois Bibbings, Professor of Law, Gender and History at Bristol University.


Based at the Law School, she is an honorary member of staff in the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol. She studied at Cardiff University as an undergraduate and postgraduate. Her research focuses upon Law, Gender and History. She has written about violence, sexuality and the body as well as widening participation policy. An interest in men, masculinities and history is reflected in her work on conscientious objectors to military service.


Binding Men: Stories about Violence and Law in Late Victorian England focuses upon five late nineteenth century legal cases involving different forms of male violence (child abuse, prize fighting, murder and cannibalism, sexual assault and ‘wife torture’). She is currently working on articles and a book on WW1 as well as researching the suffragette movement.


She heads the Legal Practice, Criminal, Family and Medical Law Primary Unit within the Law School, which is comprised of staff working in these areas. She spends part of her time working with local school pupils and college students in projects run with the University’s Widening Participation and Student Recruitment Office. Amongst other things, she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Society, a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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