John Fitzpatrick worked for many years in community law centres in Brixton and Hammersmith in London. He joined the University of Kent in 1991. He is the Director of the Kent Law Clinic and teaches human rights law at Kent. The Law Clinic provides free legal representation to those who can’t afford it - in employment, housing, welfare benefits, immigration, asylum, public rights of way and other cases, and teaches students in the process.
The art of criticism: judgement in crisis?
"Of all the political and cultural festivals, none beats the Battle of Ideas for its eclecticism and willingness to invite controversial and absorbing debate."
John Kampfner, Chief executive, Index on Censorship; former editor, New Statesman