Magna Carta 800 NZ

font 2 pauaCelebrating the past; Reflecting on the present; Imagining the future.

In 2015 New Zealand commemorated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta through a diverse range of events and initiatives. A free online e-book featuring key speeches made is available here  ‘Magna Carta NZ: Power, People, Politics and Progress’ and an overview of the whole year is provided in our final report. You can find more detail about the 2015 events on the pages of this website. Videos and transcripts from the University of Auckland Magna Carta Lecture Series are available from the webpages below.

For links to all events click here. For any other queries please get in touch with the chair of the Magna Carta 800 Committee for New Zealand Dr Jennifer Lees-Marshment (email

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