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Throughout 2015 we
ran a special blog aimed at engaging young people with the Magna Carta.
This was targeted directly at young people and included information on
the events and resources mentioned below, as well as regular links to further information
about the Magna Carta.
The blog can be found here.
This was a challenge
to young people to create a physical response to
the Magna Carta in relation to the world they live in today.
What is missing? What should a modern charter include?
The best of these
exhibits was displayed in a city-wide exhibition, A Modern Magna Carta, in Oxford Brookes
University’s Glass Tank Gallery from June 22 - July 24 2015. The
exhibition then moved to the Museum of Oxford and was displayed there from
July 29 - August 19 2015.
This was a unique
one-day event which was hosted at Oxford Brookes University on Thursday 18 June
The event was cross-disciplinary in its approach and featured staff and students from
across the University delivering workshops inspired by
the Magna Carta, as well as a keynote speech from a special guest
speaker. This year we were proud to welcome historian, poet and rapper Akala to the event, who delivered an exceptional address to the audience on the importance and historical relevance of the Magna Carta.
Academics at the University have written and produced a Magna Carta Resource Pack, consisting of a workbook and accompanying worksheets, to assist primary and secondary school teachers in delivering lessons on the Magna Carta. Hard copies of this resource pack have been sent to all state primary and secondary schools in Oxfordshire. PDFs are also available for all to download here:
Magna Carta Workbook - Background to the Magna Carta with short introductory activities.
Magna Carta Worksheets - Case studies relating the Magna Carta to specific contemporary issues.