Listen to and download audio associated with the 'Taking Liberties' exhibition
Minutes of the Committee for Abolition of the Slave Trade
Slavery researcher Nigel Sadler talks about what this iconic document.
What now for the rights of women?
A century since the height of the women's suffrage movement, and despite much subsequent legislation, many women feel that their rights remain under threat at the workplace and in the home.
The Human Rights Act 1998
The landmark 1998 act, far from being an 'imposition of Europe', owes its origins to the efforts of Britain 50 years earlier.
Shami Chakrabarti with Joan Bakewell
Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti gives a fascinating interview with Joan Bakewell.
The 1957 report that eventually helped legalise homosexuality set an important and unusual benchmark for our application of human rights.
Paine's Rights of Man: Audio transcript
How Thomas Paine's radical 1791 book helped change the world.
Can we be green without losing our freedoms?
Five experts debate how we can best tackle the biggest single issue facing us all – climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
Nicholas Vincent talks about the great icon of liberty and punctures a few myths.
Taking Liberties exhibition - introduction
Matthew Shaw talks about some of the remarkable documents on show in the Library's exhibition on Britain's struggle for freedoms and rights.