A group of journalism students and staff visited the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court on Monday 16th January. It was a fascinating visit where students were able to see the Queen’s robing rooms, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They also had the opportunity to meet Bristol Labour MPs Kerry McCarthy and Thangham Debbonaire in a Committee room and ask questions on a range of local and national issues.
A guided tour around the Supreme Court – days from the Brexit appeal result – was a rare insight into how the judiciary works. A walk around Westminster village ended the day and a thoroughly informative visit was had by all.