I thought that I'd give the British Library's current exhibition a bit of a plug. Entitled 'Taking Liberties - The Struggle for Britain's Freedoms and Rights' it runs until 1st March 2009.
To quote from their promotional material "Taking Liberties tells the story of the 900 year struggle for rights and freedoms in Britain and of those who have campaigned to make political and social change a reality".
As well as the exhibition there's a series of events (free and charged for) taking place. These include a discussion on 'Equality and Human Rights in Modern Britain' and 'Is Liberty British?' at the end of January.
You may also like to listen to the podcasts which are being added during the course of the exhibition. Currently these include a discussion on the Wolfenden Report and an interview with Shami Chakrabarti on the erosion of our rights and freedoms.