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Durham Law School

Positions on the Politics of Porn: a Debate on Government Plans to Criminalise the Possession of Extreme Pornography

1-4pm, 15 March 2007, Holgate House, Grey College, Durham (lunch from 12pm)

Why is nobody talking about pornography anymore?  Why is nobody talking about the Government’s plans to criminalise possession of extreme porn?  This is a fundamental issue – whether you are in favour or against.  Is this legislation vital to ensuring a safer world for women?  Or, is this the start of a more sinister invasion into personal privacy? 

Organised by Clare McGlynn, Erika Rackley (Department of Law) and Nicole Westmarland (School of Applied Social Sciences).  For more information and to RSVP please contact: Angela Emerson:

Read Seminar Report

A report of the seminar has been published with contributions from Jill Radford, backlash, Avedon Carol, Clare Phillipson and Laura Graham.  You can read it and download it by clicking here.

Home Office Consultation Responses

Read the responses to the Home Office Extreme Pornography consultation here.


The seminar is kindly sponsored by Social and Legal Studies & Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)