Succession & Power: Annual Conference
11:00 am - 4:30 pm Orange Rooms
9 Newarke Street
Challenging the succession and the power of the monarchy
As our media gears up to celebrate the royal birth the 2013 Republic Annual Conference will be asking serious questions about hereditary power in Britain.
The conference will be looking at Charles’s political ambitions, his power of veto over legislation and his continuing meddling in national affairs – and how Republic is working to challenge his position as a political prince.
These themes raise the twin issues of the principle and politics of the monarchy and raise questions both about the pending succession of Prince Charles and the morality of taking the new-born royal baby and pre-determining his or her life, religion and career choices before they even leave the hospital.
Republic will be launching its Born Equal campaign as a direct challenge to the media’s unquestioning baby-hype. Our message will be clear: the royal baby, like the rest of us, must be born equal. The British people have the right to choose their own future head of state – and the royal baby has the right to grow up in private and to choose their own career and lifestyle.
The royal birth is inheritance in action and the nation’s media has a duty to ask serious questions about what that means for the country.
The Born Equal campaign – which will be raising these issues – will be launched at the Republic Annual Conference.
11am – 12.15pm
- Welcome from Jen Gingell, chair of Republic
- Grassroots & Groundwork: Republic’s local and political party activism
1.15 – 2.35pm
- Succession & Power: What does Prince Charles mean for the future of the monarchy – and how is Republic challenging him?
3.05 – 4.30pm
- Never a better time: Why the republican movement is bigger and bolder than ever (featuring announcement of Republic’s Born Equal campaign)
- Guest speaker Tanya Gold followed by Q & A and audience discussion
From 4.30pm the discussion continues at the nearby Rutland & Derby pub.
Travel, accommodation and other practical questions
We have provided information and links to travel and accommodation websites on our travel information page.
*Please note that this is not our Annual General Meeting, which will be held separately later in the year.