On Sunday 14 June 2015 at 3pm, as part of a UK-wide event entitled LiberTeas, the whole nation will be encourage to sit down to tea to celebrate, debate or reflect on their liberties.
Monday 15 June marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which was the document that laid the foundations for the rights and representation that we enjoy today. To coincide with this, the Houses of Parliament is working with Surrey County Council and the National Trust who are managing Magna Carta commemorations at Runnymede.
Parliament is asking communities across the UK to take a moment to celebrate, debate or reflect on those rights which we very often take for granted but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen or fought to preserve. Your LiberTeas event can be anything you want it to be – a picnic in the park, a Sunday lunch, a debate, a street party, an open day, a historical walk.
You can use the opportunity to commemorate Magna Carta or another democratic history which inspires you such as the Chartists or Churchill or you can take the chance to debate future changes.
Learn more about Magna Carta