Tag Archives: History of Parliament

Chairing the History of Parliament Trust

I am honoured to report that earlier today I was elected as Chair of The History of Parliament Trust.  I have been a Trustee for more than twenty years and am a longstanding member of the Trust’s executive committee.  The … Continue reading

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Have paper, will travel…

My teaching and parliamentary work has been complemented in recent weeks by giving papers on different topics and in different venues. At the end of last month, I gave the inaugural lecture, on the subject of ‘The Classics and Parliament’, … Continue reading

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Inside and outside the chamber

A great deal of parliamentary work takes place away from the chamber.  My regular activity tends to be committee focused.  Chamber activity tends to vary depending on the business.  Subjects that fall within my areas of interest can be rather … Continue reading

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Juggling the diary

It has been a rather hectic week, including some rather long days.  I am used to working late, but having to start my day in the early hours is not part of my usual schedule. MONDAY: Teach five classes, one … Continue reading

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Parliament Act lecture on iPlayer

The History of Parliament annual lecture, which I delivered on Tuesday, on ‘Resisting the Inevitable? The Parliament Act 1911’, was broadcast on BBC Parliament on Saturday evening at 6.00 p.m. and again at 10.00 p.m.   For anyone who missed it … Continue reading

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History of Parliament annual lecture

I have just received my invitation to the eighth History of Parliament annual lecture, which is being given on 1 November.  It is probably superfluous for me to reply as I am the one giving the lecture.  The topic is … Continue reading

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Marking the centenary of the 1911 Parliament Act

Next year marks the centenary of the passage of the Parliament Act 1911.  Various events are being held to commemorate the event.  I seem to be a beneficiary in that it has resulted in various speaking invitations- well, two anyway. … Continue reading

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