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Lords Chamber Event

The House of Lords opens up the chamber every year, inviting people from across the UK to take part in a debating event.

A photo of young people in the Lords chamber. A young woman is stood up and speaking to the rest of the participants.

2018 Chamber Event: Girls breaking barriers

The 2018 debate focused on the barriers facing young women and girls taking part in public life, with participants taking part from nine schools from all UK nations.

Past debates

Subjects up for debate in recent years have included international relations, free speech, social care, climate change and the future of the Lords itself:

Image: House of Lords 2019 / Photography by Roger Harris