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RGS Law Trial in Lancaster

RGS Law Trial in Lancaster

Whilst Lancaster’s 1362 charter made it the seat of assizes for Lancashire, this former County Town’s popular association with English Law is probably the 1612 trial of the Pendle witches. Three miles south of Lancaster Castle, where trial by jury condemned ten of these unfortunate souls to death, is the city’s more modern great seat: Lancaster University’s seat of learning.

To see whether the lure of law cast its own spell, eight RGS students: Olivia Dey, James Ferrier, Phoebe Gittins, Rowan Grimshaw, Isaac Robinson, Fergus Stembridge, Elaine Swaddle and Sam Trevelyan spent Saturday 17 October visiting the University for a Law Taster Day, transported there by RGS Careers Coordinator, Dr Liz Smith, and Head of Careers & Higher Education, Mike Downie.

The day of lectures, seminars, campus tours and careers talks on both Law and Criminology was judged to give an excellent insight. Whilst the aim of the event was primarily to see what it might be like to read Law, our students also had the chance to sample a day in the life of this campus university, highly placed in national league tables and boasting a strong student-satisfaction rating.

Other RGS Careers events this term included an in-house Careers & Gap Year Fair, visits to medical and pharmacy open days, a talk by California-based Rich Brown on careers in banking, finance and technology, a visit to international law firm, Bond Dickinson and a forthcoming seminar on broadcast journalism and media to be hosted by Ian Payne of ITV next month.