Public talks and events

Visitors are welcome to attend any of these occasional or one-off talks and events at Westminster. Covering a broad range of topics, many are free but advance booking is essential.

'Time and the Commons, or a Brief History of Parliamentary Time' by Paul Seaward (now fully booked)

Refurbished North clock dial on the Elizabeth Tower
12 Jun 2019, 18:30 - 21:00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House,
Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2LW

This lecture looks at how governments, oppositions and individual MPs have tried to manage or manipulate the time available.

'Women of Westminster: The MPs who changed politics' by Rachel Reeves MP

'Women of Westminster' book cover
8 Jul 2019, 18:30 - 19:30

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

The Parliamentary Archives invites you to celebrate the achievements that have been pioneered by the 492 women MPs to have been elected so far.

'Remembering Peterloo: protest, satire and reform'

Peterloo WOA 3574 Detail cropped
11 Jul 2019, 17:30 - 19:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special event marking the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre and the opening of the ‘Parliament & Peterloo’ exhibition.

'Peterloo: from page to screen' by Dr Jacqueline Riding

Jacqueline Riding during filming of ‘Peterloo’ - credit Simon Mein © Thin Man Films
17 Jul 2019, 18:00 - 19:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk marking the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre and the opening of the ‘Parliament & Peterloo’ exhibition.

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