Photo exhibition

Magna Carta: Reflections

Magna Carta: Reflections

  • Friday 20 November to Thursday 3 December 2015 (weekdays only)
  • Monday 7 December to Friday 18 December 2015 (weekdays only)
Opening times
  • 0930 to 1630 (though check for changes to opening times before making a special journey)
Lobby, Second Floor
Free admission

From 2 October to 18 December 2015, the Supreme Court is hosting an exhibition of photographic portraiture by Michael Waller-Bridge, as part of international commemorations to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.

Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC
Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC

The exhibition comprises portraits of twelve figures drawn from across the legal profession, who each offer an insight into the enduring relevance of Magna Carta in their working lives through a personal statement of around 300 words.

The Hon Mr Justice Singh
The Hon Mr Justice Singh

The exhibition offers a glimpse of how the fundamental principles associated with Magna Carta influence those working in the law, from former Attorney Generals to high street solicitors.

The Rt Hon the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC
The Rt Hon the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC

The photographs can be viewed during the Supreme Court's normal opening hours (0930 to 1630, Mon-Fri only) in the Lobby on the Second Floor. There may be occasions when the exhibition is temporarily removed, so please check with our Reception team before making a special journey.

The exhibition features:

  • Sarah Austin
  • Jocelyn Cockburn
  • His Honour Judge Curl
  • Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC
  • Dominic Grieve QC
  • Nathalie Lieven QC
  • Tim Owen QC
  • Lord Pannick QC
  • Geoffrey Robertson QC
  • Baroness Scotland QC
  • Sir Stephen Sedley
  • The Honourable Mr Justice Singh

Michael Waller-Bridge is a professional photographer specialising in portraiture and previously in abstract holography. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and held in collections in the USA and Europe. Michael was recently commissioned to create a series of portraits of Parliamentarians first elected between 1945-1969 for the History of Parliament Trust in connection with the Trust's Oral History project in association with the British Library. An exhibition of these portraits was held at Portcullis House during April-May 2013 and they can be seen online at the History of Parliament website.

A catalogue of the exhibition, featuring all the images and the sitters' statements, can be purchased via Michael Waller Bridge's website priced at £12.