Reference number
  • CAC
Date
  • 1974
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Minutes of proceedings, written submissions and photographs.
Extent
  • 8 boxes
Admin history
  • On 15 June 1974 a demonstration in London against the National Front organised by the London and Home Counties Area Council of Liberation led to disorder in Red Lion Square, during which a Warwick University student, Kevin Gately, sustained injuries of which he later died. The coroner's inquest into Gately's death returned a verdict of death by misadventure. A public inquiry was conducted by Lord Justice Scarman between July and November 1974 to review the events that led to the disorder and to consider whether any lesson might be learned for the better maintenance of public order during demonstrations.

    Cecil Angel and Company of Coventry acted as solicitors in the inquiry for the National Union of Students and the University of Warwick Students' Union.
Appraisal
  • This collection has not been weeded.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Modern Records Centre also holds archives of the Warwick University Kevin Gately Action Committee and ephemera relating to the events in Red Lion Square (MSS.21/91-92, MSS.21/374-380).