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NOTICE: New Archive dedicated to the Life and Works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick
Exciting News from Queen Mary University of London:
QMUL publishes archive
dedicated to life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have
published a digital archive dedicated to the life
and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), one of the twentieth
century’s most important jurists.
The archive is funded by a Leverhulme
research fellowship, and includes very rare audio recordings and
video footage of MacCormick’s lectures and interviews. The project is authored
and led by Dr Maksymilian Del Mar,
Senior Lecturer in Law and Philosophy at Queen Mary University of London.
According to Dr Del Mar, the archive serves as “a
valuable educational resource and a historical account of an extraordinary life
in public service.”
“MacCormick was an intellectual giant. His
contribution to law, politics, and constitutional affairs had a profound and
lasting effect on public life in Scotland, the UK and the EU,” said Dr Del Mar.
In addition to MacCormick’s role as a jurist, he
had a significant impact on Scottish politics and identity. Described as “the
Scottish National Party’s greatest intellectual”, MacCormick was the principal
author of the SNP’s Draft Constitution for an Independent Scotland;
adopted in 1977, amended in 1991 and officially released in 2002.
He also made a considerable contribution to
European politics, having served as a Member of the European Parliament
(1999-2004), including as an Alternate Member of the Convention on the Future
of Europe (2002-03).
In legal affairs, MacCormick made vital
contributions to a wide variety of key topics, including legal reasoning, the
relationship between law and power, liberalism and nationalism, and
constitutional theory in the United Kingdom and Europe. He did so from the
vantage point of the Regius Chair in Public Law and the Law of Nature and
Nations at the University of Edinburgh – a post he held for over 36 years.
The archive is presented in chronological order by
decade; supported by previously lost or unpublished video and audio material.