The National Society
Magna Charta Dames and Barons
 National Society Magna Charta DamesĀ®
Somerset Chapter Magna Charta BaronsĀ®

P.O. Box 4222, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Telephone: 215-836-5022; Fax 215-836-5056

2010 Recent News

October 6, 2010 - We have added video from the Fraunces Tavern Magna Charta Exhibit, September, 2009.  We continue to ask for suggestions for new information (and links) for our site.

August 6, 2010 - We have worked on upgrading our website which is identified as a "beta" version. The first step has been to include our existing information and the next step is to add additional information. One of the reasons was that we started our site using Microsoft Frontpage and we are now using more advanced software. Almost every page has to be restructured (please be patient) so we are in a betther position to use the features of the more advanced software. PLease let us know if you have any suggestions.

March 11, 2010 - The 2010 DC Reception and Dinner will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 atthe University Club. Link to Response Form Dinner Washington DC  pdf.

November 12, 2010 - The Celebration of the 800th Aniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta was launched on Friday, November 12, 2010 on the field of Runnymede.** Celebrating the Magna Carta **
Clive Coleman reports on the importance of the Magna Carta almost 800 years after it was signed.
Audio Interview Sir Robert Worcester & Lewis L. Neilson, Jr.

We are pleased that BBC has shared 4 video news clips and 1 audio clip taken live at Runnymede the day of the launch (double click on the image for full screen):
Video Interview with Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. (2.59 min)  9:54AM
Video Interview with Sir Robert Worcester (3.42 min) 10:40AM
Video Overview of the Procession (3.58 min) 11:43AM   (HD)
Video of the One O'Clock  News (2.44 min) 1:23PM
Audio of Sir Robert Worcester & Lewis L. Neilson Jr.  (interview above)

The entire Launch Celebration can be viewed at this link (34 minutes) unedited (click on the small triangle to start and then double click on the image for full screen)

The events "Towards the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta - 15 June 2015" were launched beginning with a procession at 11:30 am at the Magna Carta Memorial, and included the following:

11:30 AM Sounding the Advance Officers on Parade - Buglers of 7th Rifles TA

Welcome - Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury Master of the Rolls

Prayer of Thanksgiving - Rt Rev Robert Willis Dean of Canterbury

The Constitutional Relevance of Magna Carta in the 21st Century - The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP The Lord Chancellor

Magna Carta and human rights in the 21st Century - Lord McNally Minister of State for Justice and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The relevance of Magna Carta in the 21st Century to the rest of the world - Mrs. Alice Richmond Treasurer of the American Bar Association

 12:15 PM Bugle fanfare & recession - Buglers of 7th Rifles TA

Additional Information: The evening before the launch, a reception was held at the House of Lords including the Lord Speaker, Baroness Hayman, and the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP. Mr. Bercow's remarks are included at this link (2 minutes). Baroness Hayman concluded the evening with thanks to Sir Robert Worcester for his efforts link (22 seconds). Baroness Hayman had previously welcomed the launch of the 800th Anniversary, however, I had not set up the camera quickly enough to preserve those remarks. I am hoping for an addtional opportunity in the near furure.

  Following the launch at Runnymede, a luncheon was held at Royal Holloway College. The reception preceeding the luncheon included a presentation by the Choir link (7 min). Portions of he luncheon are included at this link (10 min).

December 2010 - A Presentation is included by John Pullinger, Librarian and Director General Information Services, House of Commons: Link (12 min)



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