Roots of the University exhibition: George Edalji

Locations
Muirhead Tower Atrium
Category
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
Date(s)
Thursday 3rd (09:00) - Thursday 31st October 2013 (18:00)
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George-Edalji

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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