The Putney Debates to be restaged to discuss options for the UK constitution

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Putney, where the Putney Debates were held
[Source: Peter Damian - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,]

Three hundred and seventy years after the original Putney Debates concerning the makeup of a new constitution for Britain, the British constitution will again be the subject of a major debate, coming after the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the decision by the Supreme Court reaffirming Parliamentary sovereignty.

The Putney Debates will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Putney, London (where the original debates were held) on 2/3 February 2017.

The Debates will be chaired by the UK's leading legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg, Cambridge philosopher and cross-bench Peer Baroness Onora O'Neill, and Oxford constitutional law experts Professors Paul Craig and Denis Galligan, who will preside over four panels of over 30 prominent figures from the law, politics, and civil society.

Also participating will be Rob Murray, who was the lead partner for Mishcon de Reya representing the lead claimant, Gina Miller, in proceedings against the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU in relation to the service of notice to leave under Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon.

The debate will be live-streamed on

Tickets can be purchased here

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