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

12 Jun 2019, 18:30 - 21:00

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

Refurbished North clock dial on the Elizabeth Tower

The History of Parliament Trust is delighted to invite you to their rescheduled annual lecture on 12 June.

It is no accident that the most familiar symbols of Parliament are its clock and its bell, which (with their predecessors) have marked time in central London for hundreds of years.

This lecture by Paul Seaward looks at how governments, oppositions and individual MPs have tried since the sixteenth century to manage or manipulate the time available, and how their efforts have been constrained and moulded by many other ways of spending (and misspending) it.

Attendance is free but you must register to attend.

Visitors to Portcullis House are advised to bring their ticket and photo ID. Please note that you will have to go through airport-style security to gain entrance.

We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the start of this event. At busy times there is often a queue.

Image: New North clock dial ©UK Parliament/Mark Duffy 

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