During Media Law today, we spent some time discussing when a case becomes active. Pinpointing this moment is very important as it affects what can be published (as we know, publishing anything which could be seen to influence the outcome of the trial will get you told off). So I have found a website explaining this very clearly, in my opinion more clearly than McNae's. There's quite a lot of good stuff about media law on there actually, so I'd recommend a browse, but the linked page is particularly relevant to today's lecture.

In the afternoon we enjoyed a seminar led by Cara, who wrote a cracking essay which did a great job of getting a conversation moving about the Renaissance, Reformation and the tipping point between pre-modern and modern philosophy with Descartes' decision to wipe the slate of philosophy clean by rejecting Aristotle, along with everything else he couldn't be 100% sure of, before starting again with the one thing he could guarantee: Cogito ergo sum.

It was the first seminar of that kind that we've had, and I have to say I found it enormously helpful and would like to thank everyone in Group B for such a great discussion. I think when you're constantly trying to absorb facts and information during lectures and private study it can become difficult to really digest everything. Group discussion seems to help the mind make sense of everything as you put it into your own words as well as and processing several other people's ideas and points of view. The only sad thing is, I don't think that an hour every other week is enough to properly get one's teeth into the discussion.