What is Learn with the Lords: Question Time?

As part of UK Parliament Week, your students will have the unique opportunity to hear members of the House of Lords discuss topics from the Government and Politics and Modern Studies curriculum. You can submit your students’ questions in advance for our panelists to answer during the event.

Which topics will be discussed?

2 November (11:00-11:45am)

The panel will explore how effective UK Parliament, and in particular the House of Lords, is at scrutinising Government. The discussion will reflect on the relationship between Parliament and Government, how this can change over time and what this means for effective scrutiny.

6 November (11:00-11:45am)

A different panel will be exploring the role and effectiveness of select committees at scrutinising Government. The discussion will reflect on the real impact of select committee inquiries on Government decision-making.

How do the sessions work?

Your class will connect with the panel of Lords and Baronesses via Microsoft Teams, which can be accessed via a browser or downloaded as an app. Therefore, to watch the event, you will need a laptop or tablet connected to a large screen with speakers. It is important that the students can hear the session, as their questions (which are submitted in advance) will be put to the panel by the host.

Who can take part?

Learn with the Lords: Question Time is open to all post-16 students. These events would be particularly beneficial for students studying Government and Politics or Modern Studies, or with an interest in the subject.

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.

If you have any further questions, please contact learnwiththelords@parliament.uk

Register your interest

Learn with the Lords Question Time sessions are now fully booked. For future Post 16 Question Time events please send your contact details to us by clicking below.

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