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.

The event will start with a panel discussion between three women members of the House of Lords:

  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
  • Baroness Jenny McIntosh
  • Baroness Helen Newlove

The discussion topic is linked to the Citizenship GCSE, Sociology GCSE and A-Level, Government and Politics A-Level and Higher Modern Studies curricula.

Please note that the views expressed in the discussion are the panelists’ own. Please also note that the discussion includes mentions of domestic violence and a brief description of childbirth.

Which topic will be discussed?

The theme of this International Women’s Day 2022 is ‘Break the Bias’.

To mark this, our all-women panel will discuss the representation of women in politics and other male dominated industries. They will consider the ways in which gender equality can be achieved. The panel will also share and discuss their relationship with feminism and consider how far the movement remains united by a shared goal.

How does the event work?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time will be broadcast on YouTube at 11am on Tuesday 8th March 2022. You will be emailed the YouTube joining link at 8:30am.

Don’t worry if you can’t watch live, you will be able to watch the session on catch-up until the end of the Spring term.

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

Your students can also join the session if they’re working remotely. Just send them the joining link and they can access on a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Who can take part?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time is pitched for students aged 14 to 18, from UK based schools, colleges and home education groups.

The discussion topic is linked to the Citizenship GCSE, Sociology GCSE and A-Level, Government and Politics A-Level and Higher Modern Studies curricula.

What's in it for my students?

This special event for International Women’s Day will help  students of all subjects to think critically about gender relations in politics and wider society.

The discussion will be linked to the Citizenship GCSE, Sociology GCSE and A-Level, Government and Politics A-Level and Higher Modern Studies curricula.

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