Open Lectures are free events taking a more in-depth look at Parliament, designed to build on your knowledge of how Parliament works.
These lectures are aimed at university students and academics, but open to anyone to attend. The lectures are arranged by the Houses of Parliament’s Outreach Service, which seeks to spread awareness of the processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament.
The lectures are held at Westminster or at a university elsewhere in the UK. They are delivered by senior figures from within Parliament, covering a wide variety of subjects about Parliament and its work.
Spaces at each Open Lecture are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so booking in advance is essential.
If you are interested in attending an Open Lecture, please contact Parliamentary Outreach:
Tel: 020 7219 1650
Forthcoming Open Lectures
What: Parliament and the First World War
Who: Professor Lord Kenneth Morgan
When: 21 January 2015 2.30 – 4pm
Where: Houses of Parliament, London
What: Churchill and Ireland
Who: Professor Lord Bew
When: 26 January 2015 5.30 - 7pm
Where: Queens University, Belfast
What: The work of a Shadow Minister
Who: Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central
When: 13 February 2015 11am - 12.30pm
Where: University of Manchester
More details of the Open Lecture programme for 2014/15 will be announced when available.
Recent Open Lectures