Category Archives: Events

History of Parliament A level competition 2017

For those of you deep in exam season for GCSEs, AS and A Levels at the moment, very good luck to you all, especially in your history papers. Once they are all over and everything has calmed down, those of … Continue reading

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History of Parliament dissertation competition 2016

Every year the History organises a competition for the best undergraduate dissertation presented in 2016 on a subject relating to British or Irish parliamentary or political history before 1997. Universities across the country submit a wide range of entries of … Continue reading

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History of Parliament’s Education Competitions: 2015-16

As many of you will know, every year the History of Parliament Trust organises competitions for schoolchildren on aspects of parliamentary history. We recently invited our 2015 A Level competition winner, Josh Travers of St Ambrose College, Altrincham, to Westminster … Continue reading

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Peers on Parade: A Sartorial History of the State Opening of Parliament

Today’s guestblog is from Dr Charles Farris, University of Westminster, who discusses the history of the ceremonial attire worn at the State Opening of Parliament… Today is the State Opening of Parliament, an event which, for over 500 years, has … Continue reading

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Review of the year 2015

2015 has been a very busy year here at the History of Parliament Trust! Of course much of this has been due to the important political anniversaries we’ve been marking this year. These began in January, when Parliament launched their … Continue reading

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History of Parliament’s Dissertation Competition, 2014 and 2015

Every year the History of Parliament Trust holds a competition for the best undergraduate dissertation on British or Irish politics. 2014’s winner was Stuart Clark of Edinburgh University, with ‘“An Old Tory Dodge”, or “a Large and Liberal Project of … Continue reading

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The History of Parliament Annual Lecture 2015: Dr John Maddicott, ‘Parliament and the People in Medieval England’

Last week we had a large audience for our annual lecture in Portcullis House, Westminster. Dr John Maddicott FBA gave a fascinating talk on Parliament’s relationship with ordinary people between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. Dr Maddicott began by defining … Continue reading

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