WS Society



Scot Dignan admitted to WS Society remotely in 500-year first

Scot Dignan has become the first lawyer in the history of the WS Society to be admitted as a Writer to the Signet remotely.

Published 26 May 2020

South Africa’s Professor Thuli Madonsela to be admitted as fellow of WS Society

Featured in the latest Signet magazine, celebrated South African lawyer and social justice campaigner Professor Thuli Madonsela is to be admitted as a fellow of the WS Society.

Published 20 May 2020

James Hamilton: Edinburgh’s epidemics of the 19th century

James Hamilton, writing for the WS Society, explores how enlightenment values helped Edinburgh defeat the twin scourges of typhoid and cholera.

Published 19 May 2020

Our Legal Heritage: VE Day 75 – scrapbooks of WW2 service

May 8th 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of the Second World War in Europe. During the six long years of conflict, the WS Society kept a scrapbook of news about Writers to the Signet in service at home and abroad. James Hamilton introduces this poignant resource.

Published 11 May 2020