This year’s Michael Ryle Memorial Lecture was delivered by the Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler on the 9th December 2020. The subject this year was the future of the House of Lords. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we held the lecture virtually for the first time and we were delighted that this meant that members of theContinue reading “Michael Ryle Memorial Lecture 2020”
Over the course of the summer the Study of Parliament Group hosted a number of virtual seminars addressing the impact of Covid-19 on parliaments. Sessions included: Covid-19 and the UK, Canadian and Australian Parliaments (29th April) Covid-19 and gender sensitivity in parliaments (13th May) Covid-19 and the parliaments of the Crown Dependencies (28th May) Covid-19Continue reading “Covid-19 and Parliaments Seminars”
View this video of Kenneth Clarke, former Father of the House of Commons, in conversation with Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit, in a joint SPG/Constitution Unit event on 27 February 2020.
The Group held its annual conference at Cohen Quad, Exeter College, Oxford. Topics discussed included the use of data for scrutiny, Parliament and the Law, current academic research, Gender Sensitive Parliaments and a discussion with Chris Bryant MP. The second Michael Wheeler-Booth Memorial Lecture was given by Meg Hillier MP.