Stair Society Lectures
The first occasion of an address being given at an AGM was in 1946. Professor A H Campbell, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations in the University of Edinburgh, spoke on Jurisprudence and its Relevance to the Law of Scotland in a Historical Context.
Our Annual Lecture was inaugurated in 1965, when Jack Halliday, Professor of Conveyancing in the University of Glasgow, delivered an address entitled A Lawyer Looks at Stair.
A lecture has been delivered every year since then, as the focal point of our annual meeting. Lecturers have included, and continue to include, lawyers and legal historians of distinction from Europe and the United States as well as from Scotland and England, and many of their lecture texts have been published.
R G Cant, Reader in Scottish History, University of St Andrews
Sir Robert Megarry, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, later Vice-Chancellor
Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, Lord Lyon King of Arms
Most Rev James D Scanlan, Archbishop of Glasgow
The Hon Lord Walker, Senator of the College of Justice
Professor G W S Barrow, Professor of Mediaeval History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Professor J M Halliday, Professor of Conveyancing, University of Glasgow
The Stair Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held in theMackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh on Saturday 18 November 2023 by courtesy of the Faculty of Advocates. For members, the business part of the meeting will take placefrom 10:30 to 11:00am, after which tea and coffee will be servedprior