Open Lectures – free to the public


Open Lectures are a series of free events taking a more in-depth look at Parliament and designed to build on people’s knowledge of how Parliament works.   You can read more about it here.

The first four are:

  1. The Day Parliament Burned Down by Dr Caroline Shenton, Parliamentary Archives
    2.30pm, 16 October 2013 at Houses of Parliament, Westminster
  2. Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
    6.30pm, 31 October 2013 at University of Edinburgh
  3. Rt Hon Baroness D’Souza, Lord Speaker
    4.30pm, 20 November 2013 at Houses of Parliament, Westminster
  4. Public Bill Open Lecture by Various speakers examining the passage of legislation
    6pm, 21 November 2013 at  Queen Mary University of London

These lectures are part of a new package of services tailored for university staff and students but are open to anyone to attend. The lectures are made available by the Houses of Parliament’s Outreach Service, which seeks to spread awareness of the processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament.

Spaces at each Open Lecture are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so booking in advance is essential.

Contact details

If you are interested in attending an Open Lecture, please contact Parliamentary Outreach:
Tel:    020 7219 1650

Full information and links: