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A twenty-first century Magna Carta

6:30pm, Wednesday 8 July 2015, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

Part of the Justice, Money and Power series at the City of London Festival 2015.

The City of London played an active role in the events that led to Magna Carta’s creation in 1215 and one of the few remaining copies resides here. To mark the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary we invite suggestions from individuals and organisations throughout the UK for what should be included in a 21st Century Magna Carta. These will be considered and discussed by a distinguished panel with their recommendations put up for debate.


Justin Fisher
professor of political science & director, Magna Carta Institute, Brunel University

John Cooper QC
barrister; columnist, The Times

Jodie Ginsberg
CEO, Index on Censorship

David Bowden
Academy of Ideas