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Author’s Reading | Susie Alegre [ONLINE]

Monday 11th of July 2022 18:00

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Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)


ONLINE ticket holders:
18:00 - 19:15

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Event Details

This event is taking place in the Sherrard Room AND will be streamed live. This page is for tickets to attend online. To book a ticket to attend in-person CLICK HERE. We will not be able to admit anyone into the Sherrard Room with a virtual ticket.

All members of the Inn are welcome to attend this event. Guests permitted.

Join us for another Author’s Reading. Our guest will be human rights barrister, author and speaker Susie Alegre.

She will be reading from her book ‘Freedom to Think: The Long Struggle to Liberate Our Minds.’

The book explores the history and present-day issues of how our mental freedom is under threat and argues that ‘only by recasting our human rights for the digital age can we safeguard our future.

The first part of the session will be a reading by Susie. The reading will be followed by a discussion during which attendees have the opportunity to discuss the key themes of the book with the barrister-author and ask about her work experience.

Who can Attend

This event is for members only and their guests.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Describe and explain some of the digital threats to the right of freedom of thought discussed in the book.
  • Examine ways in which these digital threats might impact your work in your profession from the point of view of a human rights barrister.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

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Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 16:00 the day before the event.  


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend by emailing

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Data Protection & Photography

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All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.