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A ‘New Magna Carta’?

4th December 2014 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 A ‘New Magna Carta’?

As the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta approaches, has the time come for Britain to have a written constitution? And if so, what form should it take?

These questions and more will be discussed at a public event hosted by the National Secular Society at London’s Conway Hall on 4 December.

Speaking at the event will Graham Allen MP, chair of the Parliamentary Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, and Bob Morris, from the UCL Constitution Unit.

This issue raises vital questions for secularists – and indeed everyone else in the country. While many see codified constitutional law as the best way to protect secularism and equality, others are concerned at the possibility that current inequalities and religious privileges could become entrenched in a written constitution, which could not be easily amended.

The two distinguished speakers will be well-placed to discuss these issues and answer questions about where plans for a written constitution might lead.

The event is free and open to all but attendees must register in advance. Refreshments will be provided.

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