19 November 2012
The Bodleian Libraries are taking part in Parliament Week, the nation-wide initiative co-ordinated by the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Its aims are simply to raise awareness of democracy and democratic institutions in the UK, and to inform people about how they can take an active part in them.
The ongoing theme for Parliament Week focuses on ‘Stories of Democracy’, and the Libraries participation this year highlights collections that both directly address Parliament in the United Kingdom as well as look at how UK Parliament connects to democracy in other nations, from the United States to South Africa.
Throughout this week, the Bodleian website will feature a different aspect of the Libraries’ materials:
- Monday 19 November: Official Papers at the Bodleian
- Tuesday 20 November: The Bodleian Law Library
- Wednesday 21 November: The Anti-Slavery and Anti-Apartheid Collections at the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies
- Thursday 22 November: Democracy Abroad: Elections in the US and UK (part I)
- Friday 23 November: Democracy Abroad: Elections in the US and UK (part II)
Parliament Week brings together a diverse range of organisations, schools and individuals from across the UK in a week-long programme of events designed to engage, inform and inspire.
For the latest list of events or to find out how your organisation can get involved please go to www.parliamentweek.org