On 27 November, Associate Professor Mary Synge of Exeter University will give a lunchtime seminar on the topic of ‘The University-Charity'. The intention of the seminar is to share thoughts on the subject of ‘the University-Charity’ and to invite discussion.
Associate Professor Mary Synge, Exeter University
Associate Professor Mary Synge
Mary's principal research area is charity law (in which she obtained a PhD without corrections from the University of Bristol in 2012) and her publications include articles in the Cambridge Law Journal, Modern Law Review, Law Quarterly Review and Public Law . Her book, The 'New' Public Benefit Requirement: Making Sense of Charity Law? (Hart, 2015), examines the requirements for charitable status in law following the Charities Act 2006 and challenges the legal interpretations of the Charity Commission and Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) in relation to feecharging charities in particular. It also offers a comparative study with the position in Scotland. Mary has been invited to address international conferences in Montreal (2015), Michigan (2017), Wellington, New Zealand (2018) and Melbourne (2019). She has also delivered seminars on her research in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne (2018), as well as in the UK (including Edinburgh and Oxford (SLS) and Cardiff (Law and Religion)). Her latest publication, Public Benefit PostPemsel, appears in Research Handbook on Notforprofit Law (Edward Elgar 2018, ed Matthew Harding (Melbourne)).