Lord Brennan to give Loschert Lecture at Heythrop College

The third in the series of Loschert lectures at Heythrop College will take place next Wednesday, 26 March. Titled 'Christian Responsibility in Public Life - the 21st Century Challenges', it will be given by Lord Daniel Brennan QC.

Lord Brennan has been a Queen’s Counsel since 1985 and is a senior associate member of the Matrix Chambers. He specialises in commercial law, international law and international arbitration. He was Chairman of the Bar in 1999 and has been a member of the House of Lords since 2000.

“I am interested not just in the concept of responsibility but how to manifest it in actual practice both to fellow Christians and to secular society in this new century,” Lord Brennan says on the theme of his lecture. “Principles are stable but how to express and persuade is very different these days to years ago.”

In 2009, Lord Brennan represented the families of the bereaved in the Omagh bombing case.  This became the first civil case of its kind in Europe in which the victims of terrorism were able to sue those responsible. In 2010, Lord Brennan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards.

 Lord Brennan has an environmental, product liability and medical negligence practice involving multi-party actions such as the insurance claims from the Paddington rail crash, the combined oral contraceptive pill litigation and, in the past, the local residents' claims arising from the Canary Wharf development scheme, the HIV/haemophiliac claims against the UK government and the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster. He is President of the Catholic Union. 

The Loschert Lecture series has been sponsored by William Loschert, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Heythrop College, University of London, in keeping with Heythrop’s Jesuit foundations, to reflect from the Christian perspective on significant social, political and ethical issues of our day.

The lecture takes place on Wednesday 26 March at Loyola Hall, Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN. The evening will begin at 6pm with tea and coffee. The lecture commences at 6.30pm followed by drinks and canapés. For more details, contact loschertlectures@heythrop.ac.uk