The global event to which the whole world is invited
The 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta will be a commemoration of national and international significance. Due to its central place in English history and its impact across the world, a wide range of events and activities are being planned.
From specially commissioned BBC documentaries and books, to academic conferences, public exhibitions, local community events and a Magna Carta tourism trail, there will be hundreds of exciting events announced on this website. To keep informed about what is being planned , join the Magna Carta 800th mailing list.
A number of events for 2013 have already taken place, including:
- 23rd January: Magna Carta panel discussion at Royal Holloway, University of London – click here for more details
- 14th June: the Annual Magna Carta lecture at Lincoln Cathedral – click here for more details
- 15th June: Magna Carta debate hosted by Our Democratic Heritage in Bloomsbury, London – click here for more details
- 17th June: the Annual Magna Carta Lecture at the Royal Holloway, University of London
- 2nd – 4th August: a range of activities and events being planned in St Albans – click here for more details
- 2nd – 5th September: “Authority and Resistance in the Age of Magna Carta”, academic conference at Aberystwyth University – click here for more details
- 13th September: Speech by Daniel Hannan MEP at Runnymede. Click here for more details
- 6th – 11th October: the International Bar Association’s Rule of Law day will focus on Magna Carta at their Boston conference
- 15th – 19th October: the American Bar Association’s International Law meeting in London will include a Magna Carta-related panel discussion
- 15th – 21st November: Parliament Week – a UK-wide programme of events and activities that inspire, engage and connect people with the democratic process
More information about events being planned by key Magna Carta Towns and our partners is shown in the links to the left side of this page.
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