George Edalji, who is featured in the ‘Roots of the University’ exhibition, was one of the first students at the University’s Mason Science College studying Law and was of mixed race heritage. George was wrongfully convicted of the Great Wyrley Outrages and later cleared as a result of a campaign by the writer Arthur Conan Doyle. George's case was instrumental in setting up the Court of Appeal. His story was later adapted into a novel by Julian Barnes and stage play by David Edgar, called 'Arthur and George'.
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