May 9th / St Albans played an important role in the development of the Magna Carta, which is 800 years old this year.  Pupils and parents might want to take advantage of one of the many events taking place in the city on SATURDAY 13TH JUNE to mark this anniversary.

LIVES AND LIBERTIES IN MEDIEVAL ST ALBANS

Exhibition exploring the lives of everyday people in St Albans and how Maga Carta may have affected them.

St Albans Town Hall, 10 am – 3 pm, Free.

VICTORIAN COURT ROOM AT THE TOWN HALL

Trial Reenactment

Victorian Courtroom, Town Hall, St Peter’s Street, 10 am – 12 pm, Free on a first come-first served basis.

PRISON EDUCATION

A debate chaired by Danny Shaw, correspondent for the BBC and featuring Dr Rosalind Crone, CEO of the Prisoner’s Education Trust.

Victorian Courtroom, Town Hall, St Peter’s Street, 2 pm – 3.30pm, Tickets £7 from the St Albans Tourist Information Office.

CROWN COURT MOCK TRIALS

Explore trials and sentencing through the ages by getting involved in a mock trial! Sit on the jury, take the Magistrate’s seat or simply observe the legal process in action

Crown Court, Bricket Road, St Albans, 10 am – 3 pm, Starting on the hour, each lasting approximately one hour.  No charge.

You are welcome to come and go, but you will need to stay for the full hour if you take on a character’s role in the proceedings.

THE ROLE OF THE POLICE

Police Uniforms Then & Now, Police Dog Display, Fingerprinting and Children’s Treasure Hunt

Crown Court, Bricket Road, St Albans, 10 am – 3 pm, Free