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Welcome to the Study of Parliament Group

Est. 1964

Our aim is to advance the study and public education of Parliament and other parliamentary institutions.

The group is open to past and present officials from the legislatures of the UK and Crown dependencies as well as academics working in the field of parliamentary studies. See our membership page for details about how to join. 

For general information and enquiries about the legislatures of the UK and Crown dependencies, see our links page.

Upcoming Events


Online seminar: Fixed Term Parliaments Act – Thursday 17th June 17.00-18.30

The Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 has been the subject of Committee inquiries in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. On 24 March 2021 the Joint Committee, prescribed in the Act, reported on its consideration of both the operation of the Act and the proposals in the Government’s draft repeal Bill. On 12 May 2021 a new Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill had its first reading in the House of Commons. 

The SPG has invited the following panel to discuss this fascinating and fast moving constitutional topic:

  • Baron Butler of Brockwell KG, GCB, CVO, PC
  • Gavin Phillipson, Professor at University of Bristol Law School
  • Meg Russell, Professor of British and Comparative Politics, The Constitution Unit, University College London 
  • Petra Schleiter, Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

The session, which will be chaired by Lucinda Maer (Deputy Principal Clerk, House of Commons, and Constitution Unit Honorary Researcher at University College London) will begin with a short contribution from each of the panellists, followed by a Q & A.

This event is open to SPG members only


Study of Parliament Group
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