Day School: Miscarriage of Justice - The Trial of the Birmingham Six

Ref: C3747262

In August 1975 six men went on trial for the murders of the 21 people killed in two Birmingham pub bombings. All six denied the charges. They were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. 15½ years later, in March 1991, the convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal. This course will examine how this miscarriage of justice came about and what lessons can be learnt from it.

Course aim

In this course we will study the background to, the conduct of, and the events that followed the trial of the Birmingham Six in 1975, with a view to better understanding what happened, its significance and the lessons to be learnt.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • describe in outline three key features of the trial of the Birmingham Six.
  • identify two important lessons that can be drawn from this miscarriage of justice.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Although this course will be taught face-to-face, it will be very helpful if you have a computer with an internet connection, in order that you can do the recommended reading and research after the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Day School: Miscarriage of Justice - The Trial of the Birmingham Six

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