2007 – Anthony Julius
Annual Dinner 2007
Guest Speaker: Anthony Julius
Anthony Julius is a lawyer and an author. He took his first degree at Cambdrige and has a PhD from UCL. He is a full-time consultant at the London law firm Mishcon de Reya ad was head of litigation for many years. He is a solicitor – advocate. Among his clients he acted for Deborah Lipstadt in the Irving olocaust denial case.
Holo Holocaust denial case.
He has written “T S Eliot, anti-Semitism and literary form” (CUP, 1995), “Idolising Pictures (Thames and Hudson, 2001), “Transgresssions: the Offences of Art” (Thames and Hudson, 2002) and “Anti-Zionisms” (a pamphlet published by the ICA in October 2004). The second edition of his book on T S Eliot was published in 2003, and he is working on a study of English anti-Semitism, “Trials of the Diaspora” due for publication in 2008.
He is Chairman of the London Consortium and Visiting Professor in the English Department at Birkbeck College. He was Chairman of CentrreCATH at Leeds University between 2001 and 2006. He was a founder of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, its first Chairman, and now a Vice President. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Haifa University in recognition of his anti-boycott work on behalf of Israeli universities and on behalf of dissenting members of British trade unions.