What is Learn with the Lords: Question Time? 

Learn with the Lords: Question Time is an online engagement event for students aged 14 to 18, to mark Women’s History Month.   

We will be joined by Senior Parliamentary Archivist, Mari Takayanagi, who will share a brief history of women in the House of Lords. Using real parliamentary artefacts, Mari will reflect on the vital contributions that women, past and present, have made to the work of the House.    

We will then be joined by Lady Brenda Hale, the first (and only) woman Law Lord, the first woman to take up the role of President of the Supreme Court in 2017, and Baroness in the House of Lords since 2020.  

Lady Hale will share her experiences by answering your questions!   

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How does the event work?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time will be broadcast on YouTube at 14:00 on Tuesday 26 March. You will receive the joining link via email by 09:30 that morning.   

Don’t worry if you can’t watch live, the link with enable you to watch the session on catch-up until the end of the summer term.   

You will need a laptop/tablet connected to a large screen with speakers. It’s up to your how many pupils and classes join in and watch. Make sure that all pupils can hear the session, so they can listen out for your school’s question!   

How can we submit questions?

There is a field to submit questions for Lady Hale as part of the sign-up form for this event.  

If you would prefer to sign up now and submit questions later, you can send your questions to learnwiththelords@parliament.uk by Wednesday 6 March 

Please note that we will use as many of your questions as time allows.

What's in it for my students?

Participating in this event will bring the curriculum to life. For post-16 students of Government and Politics, Higher Modern Studies, History and Law, the event will provide curriculum-linked insight into the development of the House of Lords in the 20th Century, and the development of the law-making process.   

For younger students, studying Citizenship, PSHE and British Values, the session will encourage reflection on the position of women in Parliament and society more widely.