[Updated] BritWeek Ticket Giveaway!


Contest ends today at 5pm.

Celebrate BritWeek, participate to win a pair of VIP tickets to celebrate your favourite British document, the Magna Carta!

The Bodlieian Library at the University of Oxford organized the new exhibit at LACMA in honour of BritWeek, which celebrates our residents from across the pond from April 26 to May 11. The Anglophile in all of us can finally roam the streets of Los Angeles and find kinship with fellow British-loving travellers!

All you have to do to win is leave a comment telling us what aspect of British life, society, rule, law, music, or entertainment you love. On Friday April 22 we will pick five random comments to be our winners!

From the site:

An original Magna Carta from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford will be on view on Level 2 of the Art of the Americas Building during the annual celebration of BritWeek. The Great Charter granted by King John on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, and reissued throughout the 13th century during the succeeding reigns of Henry III and Edward I, set key limitations upon royal authority. A landmark in the history of democracy, it remains to this day an important symbol of freedom and the rule of law. The ideas expressed in Magna Carta found especial resonance in America, paving the political road to the Charters of Freedom.

Only seventeen surviving original manuscripts of Magna Carta are known today, dating from 1215 to 1297. A manuscript of the 1217 charter, issued in the name of King Henry III, will be displayed at LACMA.

LACMA's exhibition of the Magna Carta is only one of many activities taking place. Click to learn more about BritWeek and upcoming events!

Image by Flickr user Photo Plod, used under a Creative Commons License.

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