Justice and Mercy – History and Role of the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire

Speaker: Victor Lucas, U3AC member, and former High Sheriff

Synopsis: The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest secular Office in the United Kingdom, and dates from Saxon times. The word ‘Sheriff’ derives from ‘Shire Reeve’. 27 clauses in Magna Carta relate to the Sheriff. This talk examines the history of this ancient Office, The Sheriffs Act of 1887, and the role of the High Sheriff today.


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Event information


15 May 2024


2:15 pm


Wednesday Lecture - online and U3AC, Pink room. Places for in person attendance must be pre-booked. Bookings open from 7 days before the lecture.