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.
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Our Next Events:
The Evolution of electoral studies in Britain
Date: Thursday 20 March 2014
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Speaker: David Butler
Chair: Tony Travers
David Butler is a legendary character in the development of election and political studies in Britain. His career spans many decades of analysis and research into voting and elections. Based at the University of Oxford, he has written many books on these subjects, notably a long-running series of detailed studies about each UK general election. He was the key academic expertise in the early years of BBC election broadcasting and has continued to engage with the media for over six decades. He is a unique figure in British intellectual life.
David will speak about the development of electoral studies in Britain in the years since 1945 and how an increased understanding of voting patterns and of concepts such as the ‘swing’ of votes from party to party has improved the analysis of elections and British politics
Rebuilding National Parties: A Strategy for Labour in the South and The Tories in the North
Date: Wednesday 30th April
Time: 16:00 - 19:30
Speakers: John Denham, David Skelton, Peter Kellner
Chair: Emma Duncan
We have arranged a small conference on Rebuilding National Parties: a Strategy for Labour in the South and The Tories in the North will feature John Denham (MP for Southampton), Peter Kellner (journalist and political commentator) and David Skelton (former Policy Exchange).
Lord Patten: Future of the BBC
Date: Wednesday 14th May
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Speaker: Christopher Patten
Chair: Old Theatre
Chris Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes), former European commissioner for external relations, is BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten will speak about the ‘Future of the BBC’ in a wide-ranging public lecture which will consider the ways the Corporation needs to adapt within Britain’s changing broadcasting and political environment. Controversy has been a notable feature of the BBC’s recent past and is likely to remain an ever-present challenge. Chris Patten is one of the country’s most respected public figures who, as Chairman of the BBC, finds himself charged with securing its future.
The new academic year will see the introduction of a new Research Seminar programme where LSE academics will discuss their work in their area of British Government.
This series of events is now over but we hope to begin again in 2013-14.
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.