‘The UK Constitution: From 1215 to today’ is an online engagement event for students aged 16 to 18, studying A-Level Politics, Higher Modern Studies or related subjects.  

We will join Professor Andrew Blick (Kings College London, Director of The Constitution Society) in Runnymede – where Magna Carta was signed and sealed. Andrew will explain the key historical events in the development of the UK Constitution, from Magna Carta in 1215, to Devolution in the 1990s. 

The next part of the event will be led by your students. We will be joined by Baroness Jeannie Drake, the Chair of the House of Lords Constitution Committee. On signing up, you can submit questions for Baroness Drake on behalf of your students.  

How does the event work?  

‘The UK Constitution: From 1215 to today’ will be broadcast on YouTube at 11:00 on Tuesday 24 September. You will receive the joining link via email by 09:30 that morning.  

Don’t worry if you can’t watch live, the link will enable you to watch on catch-up until December.  

You will need a laptop/desktop connected to a large screen with speakers. It’s up to you how many pupils and classes join in and watch.  

How can we submit questions? 

There is space to submit up to three questions in the sign-up form below. 

You can also submit questions by emailing us at learnwiththelords@parliament.uk by 4pm on Tuesday 16 July 

What’s in it for my students?  

Participating in this event will give your students a thorough grounding in the history of The UK Constitution, and the chance to ask questions about contemporary constitutional issues. This is the perfect event for post-16 Politics and Higher Modern Studies students, for whom The UK Constitution is a significant part of their course.  

Register your interest