Round 3 Grants (Announced October 2014)
University of the West Indies, Analysis of the impact and influence of the Magna Carta on the Commonwealth Caribbean (£20,000)
This project aims to raise awareness of the significance of the Magna Carta throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean using the context of democracy and human rights.
Hansard Society, Magna Carta International Scholarships (£20,000)
To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, two Scholarships worth £10,250 each have been launched by the Hansard Society, with the support of the Magna Carta 800th Committee, for undergraduates from Commonwealth countries.
The Magna Carta Committee of the Rule of Law Institute of Australia is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £20,000 by the UK Magna Carta Trust’s 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. The award will be used to develop a website entitled “The Legacy of Magna Carta and fundamental liberties”.
This initiative will engage schoolchildren from across all 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Selected schools will undertake a study on Magna Carta and its associations with freedom and liberty. Each school will, through a democratic process, nominate a flower on behalf of their country that best symbolises freedom. The nominations will then be represented in the Cathedral’s Magna Flora Flower Festival which takes place 15 – 20 September 2015.
Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Magna Carta to Commonwealth Charter: celebrating the influence of the Magna Carta (£20,000)
The Exhibition is now making its way to Osgoode Hall in Toronto, Canada where it will be on display from 4-15 May 2015 before travelling to Barbados, Malawi, Malaysia and then on to Wellington, New Zealand.
The conference will be a major international history conference marking the two 2015 anniversaries. It will take 1215 and 1265 as a starting point for an exploration of the initiation and development of political institutions from the early Middle Ages onwards, and an assessment of their role in state formation or nation building.
The Ditchley Foundation is organising a two-day conference in January with the support of the Magna Carta Trust 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee to consider ‘The Future of Democracy in the World’. The invitation-only conference will be chaired by former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Rt Hon. Baron Judge QC.
A seminar is being held at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on the importance of Magna Carta in the past, present and future.
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