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British Government @ LSE

British Government

British Government@LSE is an initiative currently based in the Government Department to promote and develop research on British Government being conducted at the LSE. So far world class speakers have attended our events, talking on a range of topics. 
Past events are available on the left hand side menu.   

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.   

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Cameron at 10 - the inside story of Cameron's premiership

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Dr Anthony Seldon, Peter Snowdon
Suggested hashtag: #LSECameron

On 11 May 2010, David Cameron entered Downing Street as the youngest prime minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. He stood at the head of the first Coalition government in 65 years. From the early heady days of the Rose Garden partnership with the Lib Dems - through the phone hacking crisis, defeat over Syria and ‘plebgate’ - to the most bitterly contested general election in years, authors Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon reveal the highs, lows, frustrations and successes of Cameron’s premiership.  Five years in the making, and with unprecedented access to the Prime Minister and his inner circle, Cameron at 10 is the gripping inside story of what really happened behind the black door of Number 10.


This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration
required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries
see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk or 0207 955 6043.


Anthony Seldon (@AnthonySeldon) is considered one of Britain’s pre-eminent political biographers and contemporary historians. He is the former head of one of the country’s leading independent schools, Wellington College, and has recently been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University. He is an alumnus of LSE.

Peter Snowdon (@PASnowdon) is a journalist and historian, and duty edits BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He has written the unrivalled account of the Conservative Party’s return to power under David Cameron, Back from the Brink. He is an alumnus of LSE.

The authors have collaborated on several books together, including the twin volume biography of Tony Blair – Blair and Blair Unbound.


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Margaret Thatcher - Everything She Wants

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Charles Moore
Suggested hashtag: #LSEThatcher

Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential figures of the postwar era. Volume Two of Charles Moore's acclaimed authorized biography, which he will talk about in this lecture, covers the central, triumphal years of her premiership, from the Falklands to the 1987 election. Based on unrestricted access to all Lady Thatcher's papers, unpublished interviews with her and all her major colleagues, Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Two: Everything She Wants, is an indispensable portrait of a towering figure of our times.


This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration
required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries
see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk or 0207 955 6043.


Charles Moore (@CharlesHMoore) was born in 1956 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read History. He joined the staff of the Daily Telegraph in 1979, and as a political columnist in the 1980s covered several years of Mrs Thatcher's first and second governments. He was Editor of the Spectator 1984-90; Editor of the Sunday Telegraph 1992-95; and Editor of the Daily Telegraph 1995-2003, for which he is still a regular columnist. The prize winning first volume of his biography of Margaret Thatcher was published in 2013.


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Research Seminars

We recently ran a new Research Seminar programme where LSE academics discussed their work in their area of British Government. 

This series of events is now over but we hope to begin again soon.

All past seminars are available here. 

Tony Travers

GV311: British Government

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

Members of the public are welcome to attend any or all of the weekly lectures or to follow the course online. The whole event and seminar package will appear online after they have been edited and upload.



Why British Government@LSE?

The LSE has always been closely involved in the study, advice and development of British Government with many of our students moving into careers in civil and public service as well as politics, and many of our most notable Professors have contributed to the understanding and development of British Government and politics.

GV311: British Government
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