1215 to 2015, medieval to modern, feudalism to democracy. For a document that was annulled less than 3 months after it was sealed, Magna Carta has a long and proud legacy. In the year of its 800 anniversary, Unlock Democracy are holding a series of events across the country, both looking back at Magna Carta’s place in history and looking forwards at how it could inform our political future.
We worked with Unlock Democracy and communities across the UK to film events which included seminars lectures, study groups, a theatre performances and visual arts projects, all focusing on the significance of Magna Carta, its heritage and its relevance for current constitutional reform. This national public debate about the role of Magna Carta allows modern citizens to discover the Great Charter for themselves, as well as discuss its impact on our democratic development and political culture.