Autumn events from the History of Parliament

Here at the History of Parliament we have number of events to tell you about ready for the start of the new academic term.

Firstly, our 9th annual lecture will take place on the evening of Wednesday, 6th November at Portcullis House, Westminster. Baroness Patricia Hollis will lecture on ‘The Hopes of the Suffragettes: were they realised?’ This lecture will be part of the programme for this year’s Parliament Week, an initiative coordinated by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords that looks at the people, places and events that support democracy in the UK. Baroness Hollis’ lecture on the Suffragettes will compliment this year’s theme: ‘Women in Democracy’. To find out more about other Parliament Week events, visit

The lecture is free and open to the public but you will need a ticket to do so. If you would like to attend this lecture, please Contact Us via our website or email

Our Parliaments, Politics and People seminar at the IHR returns for the autumn term on Tuesday, 8th October. The first seminar will be given by Johannes Helmrath, Jörg Feuchter and Anna-Maria Blank (Humboldt University, Berlin and Konstanz University) on ‘Parliamentary oratory and images: a new approach to the study of late medieval and early modern political culture’.

The seminars will take place on Tuesday evenings at 5.15 in Room G21A, Senate House, South block, Ground floor. For this term’s full programme, see the IHR website, and of course keep watching this blog for reports from each seminar.


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