Open event tonight in Cardiff with the Commons Speaker

Speaker to give lecture in Cardiff
05 June 2014

As part of an evening recognising the importance of volunteering to politics, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP, will give a special lecture tonight, 5 June, in Cardiff, coinciding with National Volunteers Week 2014.

With an introduction by Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, this unique event will be held in partnership with the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University chaired by its Director Professor Richard Wyn Jones.

There will be an open floor discussion with the speakers, with an opportunity for questions, after the lecture.

Who can attend?

The event is free and open to all, and would be of particular interest to those working or involved in the voluntary sector in Wales.

How to attend

To join us for this event come to the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay at 6pm for registration and refreshments.

During registration there will also be information available from the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service in Wales.

Places for this event are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about today's event contact Liz Price at or on 020 7219 7379.

Where and when

The event will take place on Thursday 5 June 2014, from 6.30pm to 8pm (registration from 6pm)

The Pierhead Building
Pierhead Street
CF10 2PZ

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Related information

National Assembly of Wales

The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, and holds the Welsh Government to account

Wales Governance Centre

Part of Cardiff University, this research centre undertakes innovative research into all aspects of the law, politics, government and political economy of Wales, the UK and Europe, the Centre also aims to facilitate and encourage public debate through research and public events.

Parliamentary Outreach

The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

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