How to contact us

Course Director 
Email: Tony Travers|

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7777



General Enquiries

Email: Martin Rogers|
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6498

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7955 6352


GV311: British Government

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The British Government course (GV311) is a new undergraduate course with open public access.

The course will provide an introduction to contemporary British government, notably the institutions involved and processes of policy-making. The first part of the course will explain the evolution of British government from the earliest times, including the philosophical ideas that have come to underpin contemporary politics. The key institutions of British government will be described and analysed, focusing on factors that explain the functioning of a complex modern State. By the end of the course, students will have a practical understanding of the entire system of British government and the influences that affect it.

Lectures will be given by expert speakers from within the LSE and outside.

The Course Director is Professor Tony Travers.

For more information please see the course structure| and speaker list|. Previous lectures and lecture slides| are available to view online.


In 2014/2015 lectures will take place on term-time Tuesdays from 17:00 - 18:30 in NAB.LG.09


Members of the public are welcome to attend any or all of the weekly lectures or to follow the course online. 

Attendance is first come, first served but please let us know in advance if you plan to attend with a group of five or more.

Martin Rogers
Tel: 020 7955 6498