I was off for two weeks earlier in August and came back to work on Monday 22nd. Normally I try to provide links to interesting stories in my field on Twitter (@macsithigh), but for that period I had a semi-detox in terms of using the Internet.

I did start checking out what I had missed when I got back , but that was quickly replaced by catching up with various things – finishing off reading lists for the new Masters modules, important bits of paperwork for the BA project, introducing a group of A-level students to celebrities and the law, typical first-week-back fare. Anyway, better late than never, here are some August links (no attempt at being comprehensive or even highlighting the most important, just a selection of things that caught my eye).

Notable court decisions (some of which have gone straight into the reading lists)

And finally, some new books: