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The House of Lords to a House of Charities?

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free, book in advance (details in description)

Any reform of the House of Lords opens up the possibility of a complete reinvention of the upper chamber in the UK’s two chamber system with the creation of a manifestly independent body to review and challenge government legislation.

With hereditary peers gone and party-political life peers gone, who might best take on that role? Who might have the necessary breadth and depth of experience of the needs of the wider UK population and the gravitas to hold the government and the House of Commons to account?

Join Andrew Shanks of Amnesty International York as he argues for the co-option of charities into a newly constituted chamber who, through their work, are distinguished as moral representatives of the public conscience.

A Q&A will follow Andrew’s talk with a chance to debate both his proposition and raise other alternatives.

Wheelchair accessible

 Free tickets: email barbara.lodge@alumni.york.ac.uk

Part of York Festival of Ideas.


June 13
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free, book in advance (details in description)


Amnesty International York


Friargate Friends Meeting House, Friargate, YO1 9RL
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