Timescale: Now – June 2015
Purpose: Organise Democracy Matters’ contribution to the 800th anniversary, in June 2015
Five years of celebrations leading up to the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta have been publicly launched (see BBC news).
- The Schools Trust is planning activities and resources,
- modern Diggers are planning events on land rights and the Magna Carta, from August 31st
- A Private Members’ Bill by Eleanor Lang MP to make the anniversary a bank holiday was not supported in Parliament.
Democracy Matters should plan a joint programme of grassroots events for civil society and education. We will explore funding opportunities with the National Heritage Lottery Fund.