Law, PSI and Philosophy present Parliament Week Law, PSI and Philosophy present Parliament Week

UEA Law School, PSI and Philosophy jointly present a ‘Parliament Week' discussion with panellists.

Is Parliament 'fit for purpose'?

Date: Friday 15 November 2013

Location: Thomas Paine Study Centre, Lecture theatre

Panellists: Richard Bacon MP & Baroness Jenny Jones of Moulsecoomb

Details: Discussion followed by a drinks reception.

Tickets: Free to attend. All welcome.

What does Parliament mean to us?

Date: Thursday 21 November 2013

Time: 6 - 7.45pm

Location: Thomas Paine Study Centre, Lecture theatre

Speakers: Douglas Millar (former Clerk Assistant), Ian Gibson (MP for Norwich North from 1997-2009), Jess Asato (special adviser to Tessa Jowell), Rt. Hon Charles Clarke and Philip Webster (Lobby Correspondent).

Details: What does Parliament mean to us - a distant seat of power, ideal of ‘government by discussion' or symbol of Britishness? Whatever it is, Parliament is also something straightforward - a workplace. It is a busy space within which lots of different kinds of people interact in lots of different ways.

In this roundtable discussion we will talk about this other side of Parliament hearing stories about the experiences of people who played different roles in Parliaments rich pageant: The Commons Clerk, The Backbencher, The Special Adviser, The Cabinet Minister and The Journalist. They will share their stories and the audience will in turn be invited to ask questions and share their experiences of what Parliament means to us.

Tickets: Free to attend. All welcome.