SPG Annual Weekend 2021: Parliament(s) Quiz

Friday 15.30-16.30

Quiz masters:

  • Professor Richard Huzzey (Durham University)
  • Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester)

Panellist Biographies

Professor Richard Huzzey (Durham University)

Richard Huzzey is a Professor in the Department of History. His research focuses on modern Britain and its empire, with a particular interest in anti-slavery, popular politics, and social movements. With Dr Henry Miller (also at Durham), he is studying petitions to the House of Commons in the long nineteenth century, thanks to the ‘Petitions, Parliament, and People in the long nineteenth century’ project, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester)

Louise Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on the UK Parliament, particularly the legislative process, committees, political parties and public engagement within Parliament. Her wider research interests are in legislative studies, British politics and constitutional reform. Louise has published widely on the impact of parliament on government legislation and continues to research in this area. In 2018 she was awarded an ESRC New Investigator grant to study small parties in the UK’s Parliaments.  Louise is also interested in pedagogical research and has published work on the use of parliamentary sources and audience response systems in political science teaching.