Video conferencing has become a big part of working for a lot of people during lockdown. In this post, we share some of our formative experiences of reporting a virtual Parliament.
Like everyone in the world in these times of social distancing, Hansard staff are having to find ways of working differently to get our job done. We want to share with you how that experience is going.
General elections present Hansard staff with a big challenge that is essential to the job: committing to memory the names and faces of all new MPs.
Hansard reporters usually just have to worry about getting the words right, but not everything that happens in the House of Commons is spoken.
Believe it or not, Hansard reporters are all-round athletes. This post explains why we need stamina, speed and teamwork to get our job done.
There are many little things that go on behind the scenes at Parliament that are vital to the smooth running of business, and this post focuses on how we at Hansard meet the demands of reporting the Welsh language.
When people think of Hansard reporters, they often think of the main Chamber, but there’s a whole team responsible for reporting Westminster Hall and the Committees of the House. Joe Briggs takes you undercover for a day in his world.
Laura, a parliamentary reporter who grew up in Scotland, describes how listening to Scottish words and accents reminds her of home.
Can you tell the difference between a semi-humanoid robot and a standard-issue Select Committee witness? Read this post to find out, and to learn more about Hansard and Select Committees.
After working as a translator in Argentina, Guy Mathers became a Hansard reporter, turning his hand to a different sort of translation—from the spoken word to the written. He tells us why 16 November is a special day.