What is Learn with the Lords: Question Time?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time is an online engagement event for post-16 students.

A panel of four members of the House of Lords will discuss a topic that will touch on aspects of the Government and Politics, Higher Modern Studies, Law and History post-16 curricula.

The following members of the House of Lords will take a seat on the panel:

  • Baroness Fookes of Plymouth
  • Lord Russell of Liverpool
  • Baroness Garden of Frognal
  • Lord Norton of Louth


Which topic will be discussed?

For the first half of the event, the panel will discuss the relationship between Parliament and Government. The panel will reflect on how this relationship developed and evolved in the 20th and 21st centuries and discuss whether there is need for further reform in the future.

How does the event work?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time will be broadcast on YouTube at 11am on Tuesday 2nd November. You will be emailed the YouTube joining link at 8:30am that morning. 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 Autumn term.

To watch the event, you will need a laptop or tablet connected to a large screen with speakers. It’s up to your how many pupils, classes or year groups join in and watch.

Your students can also watch the event if they’re working remotely, you will just need to email 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 open to all post-16 students. The event is particularly beneficial for students studying Government and Politics, Modern Studies, Law and History, or with an interest in the subject matter.

What's in it for my students?

This specialised event for post-16 students is designed to help you reach your curriculum aims. Your students will benefit from hearing the insights of Parliamentary experts, in an event that will be both memorable and informative.

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