Open Lecture Series 2013/14 – book your place now!


We are delighted to announce more events in the 2013/14 series of Open Lectures from the Houses of Parliament. Speakers, dates, venues and booking information for these lectures are below and also at

Subject: Towards political engagement for women
Who: Rt Hon Baroness D’Souza, Lord Speaker
When: 4.30pm, 20 November 2013
Where: Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Registration form: 20 November 2013 – Open Lecture


Subject: Public Bill Open Lecture

Who: Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope; Eliot Wilson, Senior Clerk, House of Commons; Professor Tim Bale, Chair in Politics, Queen Mary University; and Gavin Thompson, Senior Library Clerk, House of Commons Library
When: 6.45pm, 21 November 2013
Where: Queen Mary University of London, London

Registration form: 21 November 2013 – Open Lecture


Subject: Hansard – the history, current workings and future challenges of the House of Commons Official Report
Who: Lorraine Sutherland, Editor of the Official Report, and Stephen Farrell, Hansard Reporter
When: 2.30pm, 11 December 2013
Where: Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Registration form: 11 December 2013 – Open Lecture


Subject: Who do we think you are? The public from an MP’s perspective
Who: Natascha Engel MP, Chair of the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee
When: 2.30pm, 22 January 2014
Where: Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Registration form: 22 January 2014 – Open Lecture


Subject: The role of the Chairman of Ways and Means
 Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP, Chairman of Ways and Means
When: 10.30am, 14 March 2014
Where: Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Registration form: 14 March 2014 – Open Lecture


Book your place at any of these lectures now by completing the registration form for the relevant lecture.  You will receive an email afterwards to confirm your booking.  To register for more than one Open Lecture, you must fill out a registration form for each event.  If you have any difficulties accessing the link, please let us know at


Please note that Open Lectures are open to all, although aimed at students and staff from universities.  Films of Open Lectures are available online at for those unable to attend.


Please do pass on details of this event to colleagues, contacts and friends you think would be interested.