Student visit to Westminster Parliament

On Friday 30 January a group of 20 Politics and International Relations students, mainly first year undergraduates, visited Parliament. The group led by Senior Lecturer Dr Mark Bennister visited  the Commons and Lords in what has become an annual tour of the Palace of Westminster. The tour as usual was facilitated by the office of local MP Julian Brazier and provided an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to view the chambers and gain an insight into the history of the palace.

Visit to Parliament
Visit to Parliament

The tour took place on the same day as the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s funeral which gave an interesting backdrop to the trip. With several other anniversaries taking place this year including 800 years since Magna Carta the students were able to view the banner exhibition in Westminster Hall which covers 18 themes related to the movements and moments which ‘made a difference’ in the journey to the rights and representation that are enjoyed today.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s