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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Magna Carta

June 15th, 2015

Episode 173 of 543 episodes

It’s the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. A medieval document sealed by King John of England. And why should you care? This document has established that no-one stands above the common law – not even kings. To the present day, Magna Carta is evoked whenever basic freedoms come under threat.

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