Posts in November 2021

Posts in November 2021

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The Repatriation of Benin Bronze and Decolonisation of Museums: Views from the University of Aberdeen*

On 25 March 2021, the University of Aberdeen became the first museum in the United Kingdom (UK) to announce its commitment to repatriate a Benin bronze depicting the head of an Oba of Benin. On 28 October 2021, the University of Aberdeen fulfilled its commitment through a solemn handover ceremony…

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School of Law Coffee Time with Dr Qiang Cai

Q: What drew you to the discipline of law and how did you become interested in your area of research?

QC: I probably owe my “law instinct” to my father. He’s not a lawyer; but as long as I could remember, he’s always been fond of talking to me, sharing…

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Too much, too soon: advance rent in private residential tenancies

Introduction

There is something of the ‘gift that goes on giving’ in respect of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. The more one looks into that statute, which constituted a massive paradigm shift in the way Scottish private rented tenancies operate presumably intended to stand for years if not…

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The Return of Looted Benin Bronzes: Art, History, and the Law*

Following the University of Cambridge and University of Aberdeen’s recent return of bronzes looted by British soldiers from Benin City, Southern Nigeria, in 1897, Dr. Titilayo Adebola is pleased to present this fireside chat with Professor Bankole Soidipo. The University of Cambridge relinquished possession of a bronze cockerel “Okukor” after…

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