The Will of the People: Constructions and representations of the popular voice from c. 1500 to the present day

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Date / time
Date(s) - 6 June - 7 June
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bath Spa University


Recent referenda and elections have made the uses and abuses of the ‘will of the people’ a pressing public issue.

This two-day conference seeks to explore the ways in which the ‘voice of the people’ has been constructed, used, and represented in modern democracies and pre-modern political systems.

The conference will include a public roundtable discussion at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Andy Wood, University of Durham
  • Prof. Elaine Chalus, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Daniel Hucker, University of Nottingham.

Public roundtable speakers:

  • Dr John Rees, activist, broadcaster, and writer
  • Robin McAlpline, director of Common Weal
  • Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader, Green Party

Conference fee: £30

Public roundtable only: £5

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