Preparatory Principles, the latest volume in Bentham's
Collected Works, has just been published. It is edited by Douglas G. Long
and Philip Schofield. Written in the mid 1770s, it contains Bentham's
early thoughts on the science of legislation.
The May 2016 issue of the Royal Historical Society
newsletter carries news of Transcribe Bentham's role in the READ project. The article
explains the potential of Handwritten Text Recognition technology and suggests
how it could help our volunteers to decipher Bentham's handwriting.
Professor Philip Schofield will travel to the University of
Macau, China in April 2016. Professor Schofield will give two papers at
the Centre for Law Studies: 'Bentham on Codification' and 'Utilitarianism from
Locke to Sidgwick'.
Dr Michael Quinn will give a talk at the Bethlem Museum of the
Mind on Saturday 30 April 2016 entitled, 'The more strictly we are watched, the
better we behave. Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon'. Free admission but tickets
The next Bentham Seminars will take place in March 2016.
Chris Riley (UCL) will speak on 'Bentham, Evidence, and History' and
Professor Michihiro Kaino (Doshisha University) will speak on 'Bentham in
Japan'. Further details can be found in the seminar programme (PDF).