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

Canadian Study of Parliament Group event: seminar on languages in Parliament, including contributions from the Welsh Parliament – Fri 14 May, 4-8PM UK time

How does Canada’s linguistic diversity find expression in its legislative institutions? This seminar explores official and non-official language use in legislatures as well as the work of officers and agents of legislatures with roles related to the protection or promotion of language rights. Reflecting our relationship with the Canadian SPG, colleagues from the Welsh Parliament will share their experience at this event.

Thanks to our collaboration with the Canadian SPG, any SPG members interested in attending this event can do so for free.

This event is open to SPG members only

A Year of Pandemic Parliaments: The UK and Canadian Experiences

Friday, May 14, 2021

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on how parliaments carry out their day-to-day business. A year later, how have UK and Canadian parliaments adapted to virtual and hybrid sittings? What challenges are we still facing? Which innovations may continue and have a positive and lasting impact on how parliaments function in the future? Join us for this discussion co-hosted by the UK Study of Parliament Group and the Canadian Study of Parliament Group where we will be checking on the UK and Canadian parliaments and their respective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chaired by:

Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Canadian Study of Parliament Group
Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Study of Parliament Group


Adam Thompson, Principal Clerk, Senate of Canada
Ian McDonald, Senior Principal Clerk, Canadian House of Commons
Luke Hussey, Clerk of the Table Office, Journal Office, House of Lords
Mark Egan, Greffier of the States of Jersey
Shaila Anwar, Principal Committees Clerk, Senate of Canada

This event is open to SPG members only

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