Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

Category Archives: Books

The Ampleforth Journal’s review of “Exterminating Poverty”

I was very pleased to read a positive review of Exterminating Poverty in The Ampleforth Journal. How population growth and poverty interrelate remains hotly contested. This absorbing study of a … Continue reading

30 July 2023 · 1 Comment

Stand to!

This 220th article comes nine years after the first was published on 6 April 2014. Back then, there was little or no information about Dr Halliday Sutherland on the Internet … Continue reading

6 April 2023 · 2 Comments

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial: What happened next?

Dr Halliday Sutherland’s legal victory in the High Court was short-lived. Stopes appealed and the Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the High Court in July 1923. Dr Sutherland … Continue reading

2 March 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Five.

There was one witness on the fifth day: Sir Maurice Abbott Anderson, appearing for the defence. The rest of the day belonged to barristers appearing for the parties: they agreed … Continue reading

28 February 2023 · Leave a comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Four.

The only witness to appear for Stopes on the fourth day of Stopes v. Sutherland was the Rt. Hon George Roberts M.P. Roberts approach to the cross-examination was to not answer … Continue reading

27 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Three.

The third day began with the witnesses for the plaintiff, before switching to witnesses for the defence. Sir William Bayliss was the best for Stopes: his prestige was well-known to all … Continue reading

23 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day Two.

The highlight of the second day of the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial was the appearance of Dr. Marie Stopes in the witness box. Her testimony lasted for over three hours, … Continue reading

22 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial – Day One.

The pleadings were read aloud to the Court, following which Mr Patrick Hastings K.C. opened the trial for the plaintiff. He portrayed Dr Stopes as a charitable scientist who, motivated … Continue reading

21 February 2023 · 1 Comment

Centenary of the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial

On 21st February 1923, the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial opened in the High Court in London. While the case is cited in libel battles today, it has greater significance … Continue reading

1 February 2023 · Leave a comment

Listen to the Jerm Warfare interview here

In case you missed it, here is a recording of the interview I did with Jeremy Nell on his Jerm Warfare Radio Show: https://tntradiolive.podbean.com/e/mark-sutherland-on-jerm-warfare-with-jeremy-nell-2-january-2023/ TNT Radio’s description: “On today’s show … Continue reading

4 January 2023 · Leave a comment

Stopes v Sutherland libel trial 1922-24

Centenary of the House of Lords judgment21 November 2024
11 months to go.

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