By Mari Takayanagi, Senior Archivist, UK Parliamentary Archives
The Parliamentary Archives holds the historic records of the UK House of Commons and House of Lords, from 1497 to present day – some 13km of paper and parchment, plus more than 20TB of digital. The physical records are held in the Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster – a beautiful but cramped building. Space constraints make it very difficult for us to bring schoolchildren to the archives, so we were delighted to work with Parliament’s Education and Engagement team on ‘Learn Live’!
Aimed at schoolchildren aged 7-14, ‘Learn Live‘ is a series of online educational resources using a mix of interactive video and live Q&A, to explain how Parliament works and how people can get involved with the House of Commons and House of Lords. The session the Archives was particularly involved with was ‘Votes for Women’, exploring the…
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