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Online Lecture: Walking Political History in London’s Westminster District

Join us at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, January 19 for this one-hour virtual field trip and Q&A to discover the 800 year development of England’s Parliament.
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Online Lecture: Walking Political History in London’s Westminster District

Join us at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, January 19 for this one-hour virtual field trip and Q&A to discover the 800 year development of England’s Parliament.
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Program No. 24416 RJ

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The Westminster district of London is Britain’s Royal and Political Capital. On this virtual field trip with London historian Ruth Polling, we will see Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) and Downing Street as we explore how the English Parliament developed. Telling the story of the key moments over 800 years as power slowly transferred from an all powerful monarchy to today’s parliamentary democracy.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.
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Ruth Polling
Ruth graduated at the top of her class as the London Blue Badge Travel Educator of the Year and has been sharing her knowledge of England with curious travelers for three years. London born and bred, she is energetic and passionate about her city and country and sharing their stories. Ruth graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in International History with an emphasis on Military History. She previously worked in London politics for eleven years including in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

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Ruth graduated at the top of her class as the London Blue Badge Travel Educator of the Year and has been sharing her knowledge of England with curious travelers for three years. London born and bred, she is energetic and passionate about her city and country and sharing their stories. Ruth graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in International History with an emphasis on Military History. She previously worked in London politics for eleven years including in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.





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