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On Liberty, Magna Carta and our Future – A Debate

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Date: 20th March In the 800th anniversary year of Magna Carta, two former chancellors –Helena Kennedy QC and Jon Snow – will return to join Oxford Brookes’ present chancellor, Shami Chakrabarti CBE in discussion. Shami will begin by exploring why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable and the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today. Drawing […]

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The Final of the Historical Association’s Great Debate

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Date: 14th March Theme: Civil Liberty This year’s question to be debated is: ‘What does Magna Carta mean to me?’ The entrant can choose to talk about Magna Carta or can pick an event, object, document, building, individual or group and explain why it has made an impact on their personal civil liberties, why it has wider historical […]