Parliament Week


The Bodleian Libraries mark Parliament Week, a national initiative supported by both Houses of Parliament that aims to increase awareness of Parliament and its work as well as encourage participation in the democratic process.

The ongoing theme for Parliament Week focuses on ‘Stories of Democracy’, and the Libraries participation highlights items and collections that examine the development of democracy and Parliament in itself, from the Magna Carta to our Official Papers section and the Conservative Party Archive.

Parliament Week 2015

A Parliamentary Committee meets in the Bodleian Library's historic Divinity School.

Parliament Week 2013 (15-21 November)

Learn about our collections on woman politicians featuring Barbara Castle, Shirley Williams.  

Parliament Week 2012 

Learn about our parliamentary paper collections, anti-slavery and anti-apartheid movements putting pressure on the UK government and US elections' impact on the UK.

Parliament Week 2011

Explore the papers of seven prime ministers, learn about the Conservative Party Archive and see our political treasures.

Parliament Week
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