The Constitution Unit



The Unit’s forthcoming seminars, conferences and lectures are listed below. Most of our events are free of charge and open to the public. To attend our events it is essential to book and details of how to do so are available via the links below. You can also contact the Unit directly if you require more information.

Forthcoming events at the Constitution Unit

Planning the next Accession and Coronation

Robert Hazell and Bob Morris have been working on how to revise and update the three statutory oaths which the new sovereign must swear at accession and coronation. The new King must swear to be a true and faithful Protestant; to uphold the Presbyterian Church of Scotland; and the rights and privileges of the Church of England.  In a newly published report they present for discussion different reformulations of the oaths, updated for the UK’s more diverse and secular society.  A second report explains how the next coronation cannot be anything like that in 1953.  The coronation defines not just royalty, but British identity: how is that identity best represented in all its 21st century diversity?

Starts: May 30, 2018 6:15:00 PM

Representation in Britain

Drawing on a four-year ESRC funded study of parliamentary candidates standing in the 2015 and 2017 general elections, this event shares research and insights into key questions around selection, campaigning, election and representation in Britain. Who are our parliamentary candidates? What motivates them to stand? How much does it cost to run? Are they representative of the constituents they serve?

Starts: Jun 18, 2018 6:30:00 PM

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