This workshop is aimed at sixth form students looking to better understand Parliament.
It will consist mainly of small group discussions facilitated by politics undergraduate students or academics, to support a discussion on what parliament does and how it could improve in the future.
With the help of a well-known keynote speaker it will aim to promote reflection on the value of Parliament to different subject areas and disciplines.
It will encourage small group discussions about what Parliament should look like in the future and how it should carry out its work. Similar workshops will have taken place in the weeks prior to this event, so the discussions in the PHM will add to more general discussions about the future of parliament within the context of the Parliament Week programme series.
12:00 – 13:00 Drop-in visit to People’s History Museum archive and self guided visit* (optional)
13:00 – 13:30 Registration and Tea/Coffee
13:30 – 13:35 Welcome and Introduction
13:35 – 14:35 Workshop Session 1: Talk Parliament
14:35 – 15:00 Keynote Talk
15:00 – 16:00 Workshop Session 2: Think Parliament
*Please note*: if groups would like to book a picnic lunch space or a self guided visit in the morning to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note that all groups of students MUST be accompanied by at least one member of teaching staff. Contact the PSA for details/ to discuss. Registration and full details for the event on 16th November at PHM is open online here.
With special thanks to the People’s History Museum, Manchester who are kindly hosting this event and to the Convenors of the PSA’s Parliaments and Legislatures Specialist Group, Prof. Cristina Leston-Bandeira (University of Leeds) and Dr Louise Thompson (University of Surrey), who have designed this event and were also behind our 2014 ‘Hardcopy or #Hashtag?’ Parliament Week initiative.