The Hamlyn Trust was created by Miss Emma Hamlyn in memory of her father, a solicitor and Justice of the Peace in Torquay, Devon, England. The object of the Trust is to further knowledge and understanding of the law, and this is achieved through an annual series of public lectures by distinguished judges, legal practitioners, academic lawyers and other eminent speakers. The first of these lectures was given by Lord Denning in 1949. The Series of lectures are normally delivered in the Autumn. In 2005 Cambridge University Press took over as publisher of the annual volume of the lectures. Publication is marked by the annual Hamlyn Seminar which is usually held in London in the Spring following the previous Autumn's lectures.