Wroxton Workshop of
Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians
Wroxton College, Wroxton, Nr. Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6PX
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) & The Centre for Legislative Studies, University of Hull
The Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians serves to enable scholars to present research likely to be of practical interest to parliamentarians and for participants to engage in a dialogue that enables each to learn from the other. The 15th Workshop, held on 30-31 July 2022, richly fulfilled its purpose, drawing academics and practitioners from 26 nations and international organisations. We welcomed parliamentarians from nations ranging from the Maldives to Mongolia, with notable delegations from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The Workshop was not only the most diverse in the history of the Workshops, but also probably the most successful. Papers addressed both the relationship between the legislature and the executive – the standard focus of much scholarly research – and the relationship between legislatures and the public, which was a core theme of the Workshop, building on the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 2022 report on Public engagement in the work of Parliament.
Since the first Workshop in 1994, each has been co-sponsored by the Centre for Legislative Studies at the University of Hull and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a partnership that has facilitated a wonderful and rewarding discourse between scholars and practitioners, to the benefit of both.
We look forward to welcoming both researchers and members of parliaments, as well as parliamentary staff, to the 16th Workshop, taking place at Wroxton on 27/28 July 2024.