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November 2015

1st – ‘1215: Runnymede Revisited‘, at St Peter’s Church, Oare. Click here for more information.
4th – ‘The Great Legal Quiz‘, hosted by The Access to Justice Foundation.
5th – 6th – ‘An Icon of Liberty: Magna Carta at 800‘, at Florida Atlantic University. The opening lecture is being presented by Florida State University History Professor Emeritus, Dr. Ralph Turner, who has written extensively on Magna Carta, including the book, Magna Carta through the Ages. A corresponding exhibit will open at the lecture venue in the university library that same day, and remain open for public viewing until February 29, 2016. Click here to view the programme.
7th – 15th – Graham Clarke Studio Open Days (author of ‘Starta Magna Carta Thearta.’)
10thMagna Carta Citizenship Ceremony, House of Lords.
10th – 11th – ‘Magna Carta Women‘, St Botolph’s Church, Lincolnshire. Click here for more information.
12th – European Perspectives of Magna Carta – Seminar at the new Human Rights building, Strasbourg, with a panel of speakers including senior officials at the Council of Europe, academics from London, Strasbourg and Geneva, and members of the 800th Anniversary Committee. Click here for more information.
12th – Magna Carta seminar at the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy.
12th – 13th – ‘Celebrating Magna Carta and the Rule of Law’, conference. International Bar Association (IBA), São Paulo, Brazil. Click here for more information.
14th – the Lord Mayor’s Show. This marks the 800th anniversary of the London Charter, intimately linked with the events of Magna Carta. Click here for more information.
14th – Local thespians will present an evening of comic sketches in a Medieval Extravaganza at Pleshey Village Hall. More information.
16th – 22nd: ‘Parliament Week’, UK Houses of Parliament.
19th – Westminster City Council host a Magna Carta Citizenship Ceremony in the House of Lords (hosted by Baroness Prashar of Runnymede)
20th – ‘Magna Carta‘ (a play), Rochester Cathedral at 7.30. If you wish to book in advance, please contact the Cathedral on 01634 843366 and ask for Michelle.
21stMagna Carta‘, a play, at St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Street, Staines, TW18 4YF at 7.30 pm. The Barons camped around this Church during negotiations at Runnymede in June 1215. TICKETS: £10/Concessions £8/ available on the door If you wish to book in advance, please contact the Parish Office on 01784 469 155 or [email protected]
21st – Graham Clarke (author of ‘Starta Magna Carta Thearta‘) Studio Open day.
23rdMagna Carta Canada at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Visitor Centre, Edmonton.
23rd – Sir John Baker Lecture, ‘The Temple and the Great Charter‘. Inner Temple.
24th – 29th:Sweet Liberties’ Folk Music Tour at Cambridge, Bristol, Bury, Cardiff, London, and Gateshead. Part of ‘Parliament in the Making.’ Click here for more information.
26th:Magna Carta Celebrations and Odiham Castle’, Allen Gallery, Alton. John Champion, Speaker. Click here for more information.

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