Programme


On this page you can find more information about our annual weekend, including a PDF version of the conference programme.

More information about each panel, including panellist profiles, can be found by clicking on the links below.


Friday 8th January

SessionTimePanellists
General welcome10:15-10.20Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira
Annual General Meeting & Launch of new SPG website10:20-11:00SPG Executive Committee
Refreshment break11:00-11:15A chance to catch up with group members or take some time away from the screen
Regulating MPs11:15-12:15Marcial Boo, Oonagh Gay OBE & Professor Mark Philp

Chair: Dr Hannah White OBE
Lunch12:15-13:00A chance to catch up with group members or take some time away from the screen
The Governance of Parliaments: managing legislatures from a comparative perspective13:00-14:15Professor Diana Stirbu, Dr Mark Bennister, Sir Paul Grice, Lesley Hogg, Dianne Bevan & Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP

Chair: Dr Ben Yong
Refreshment break14:15-14:30A chance to catch up with group members or take some time away from the screen
The Palace of Westminster Restoration & Renewal Programme: How might ‘restoration’ and ‘renewaltake shape?14:30-15:30Liz Peace CBE, Jennifer Garett & Dr Alexandra Meakin

Chair: Tom Healey
Parliament(s) Quiz15:30-16.30Quiz masters: Professor Richard Huzzey & Dr Louise Thompson
Comfort break16:30-18.00A chance to catch up with group members or take some time away from the screen
Wheeler-Booth Memorial Lecture18:00-19.00Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

Introduction: Professor The Lord Norton of Louth

Chair: Professor Sarah Childs

Saturday 9th January

SessionTimePanellists
Analysing Englishness as a political force in the UK10:00-11:00Professor Ailsa Henderson & Paul Evans CBE

Chair: Sir Paul Silk KCB
Refreshment break11:00-11:15A chance to catch up with group members or take some time away from the screen
The impact of Covid-19 on parliaments – reflections drawing from the SPG publication11:15-12:15Emily Commander & Mark Egan

Chair: Paul Evans CBE
Lunch break12:15-12:45Time away from the screen
Smaller group meetings12:45-13:15Group members are invited to bid for a ‘break-out room’
Challenges to the scrutiny of delegated legislation in the context of Brexit and Covid-1913:15-14:15Sir Jonathan Jones KCB QC, Professor Tom Hickman QC, Dr Ruth Fox & Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbots

Chair: Christine Salmon Percival
Refreshment break14:15-14:30A chance to catch up with group members or take some time away from the screen
In conversation with…
How new MPs have adapted to Covid-19
14:30-15:30Ben Lake MP & Dehenna Davidson MP

Chair: Professor Emma Crewe
Closing remarks15:30-15:45Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira