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Monday, 3 October 2022

The Centre is delighted to share the news that English Heritage has installed a blue plaque for Sir Hersch Lauterpacht at his former home at 103 Walm Lane, Cricklewood, London. 

The blue plaques scheme celebrates the links between notable historical figures and the buildings in which they lived and worked. Hersch, and his wife Rachel, lived at Walm Lane between 1928 and 1938 at which time they moved to Cambridge. Walm Lane was also where their son, Eli Lauterpacht, who founded the Centre, was born in 1928.  

The plaque was unveiled by Professor Philippe Sands and followed speeches by Dr Jeremy Ashbee, English Heritage Head Properties Curator; Dr Michael Ingram, proposer of the plaque; Sir Stephen Irwin, Gray’s Inn; and Conan Lauterpacht, youngest son of Sir Eli Lauterpacht. The Centre was represented at the ceremony by Professor Sandesh Sivakumaran, Acting Director of the Lauterpacht Centre.

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English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, they bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. English Heritage is a registered charity.