Read transcripts of debates in both Houses
Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and Technology
Search for Members by name, postcode, constituency and party
Learn about their experience, knowledge and interests
Celebrating people who have made Parliament a positive, inclusive working environment
Four staff networks for people to discuss and consider issues.
Contact your MP or a Member of the House of Lords about an issue that matters to you
Sign up for the Your Parliament newsletter to find out how you can get involved
Take a tour of Parliament and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea by the River Thames
See some of the sights you’ll encounter on a tour of Parliament
Book a school visit, classroom workshop or teacher-training session
Access videos, worksheets, lesson plans and games
Former Parliamentary Clerk Basil St George Drennan (1903-1976) was educated at Keble College, Oxford University. He later became President of the Keble Association in 1971. Drennan began his parliamentary career in 1926, where he remained until his retirement in 1958. This included attachment to the Select Committee on National Expenditure (1940-45) and the role of Clerk of the Financial Committees (1948-52).
In this letter to his mother, Drennan describes his visit to the 1948 London Olympic Games. He informs her of the rainy weather conditions during the 5000 metres race, and that the arrangements of the Olympic stadium were "excellent".
Find out more about the Parliamentary Archives
A directory of archival sources relating to the modern Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.