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Email: Tony Travers
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Email: Martin Rogers
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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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You can get immediate notification on the availability of an event podcast by following LSE public lectures and events on Twitter, which will also inform you about the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates.

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UK Elections 2016

The May 2016 sub-national elections in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, London and England are important both for how public services are administered, and as a reflection of current British Politics.

Read our UK Elections 2016 series on GovBlog for insight and analysis.

Britain’s EU referendum uncovers a key group – those who feel they have nothing to lose
Martin Rogers analyses the upcoming EU referendum and highlights that certain demographic groups may be pivotal to the outcome. The referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is currently dominating British politics and could be the single most important issue for Britain’s medium and long term future. It may be that fear of the unknown decides the referendum, but […]

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on Local Elections, London’s New Mayor & the EU Referendum
Tony Travers discusses the implications of the Local Election results, Sadiq Khan’s victory in the London Mayoral Election and the shape of the UK’s political landscape as the EU Referendum approaches.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in the LSE Department of Government and Director […]

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the EU Referendum
As the EU Referendum takes centre stage following the 5 May Elections, Simon Hix discusses the key factors and possible outcomes of this ‘once in a generation’ vote on 23 June.   For the latest analysis of 2016’s electoral contests, go to UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog.   Simon Hix is Harold Laski Professor in Political Science in the Department of Government and […]

The British Government @ LSE programme has now ended. Please see below for details of our past events and podcasts.
Recordings of past events are available on our Podcasts page.

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.

 

Public event podcasts

Below are British Government @ LSE's recent event podcasts. For any queries with regards to podcasts, please email: gov.britgov@lse.ac.uk

 

Can The Welfare State Survive?
Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Speaker: Professor Andrew Gamble

Podcast

 

Hilary Benn on Britain And Europe

Date: Thursday 17 March 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Hilary Benn

Audio, Video

 

John McDonnell on Labour's Economic Policy

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016
Time:  6.30-7.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: John McDonnell

VideoAudio

 

Comrade Corbyn: A Very Unlikely Coup

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Rosa Prince

Podcast

 

Immigration and Asylum In Britain and Europe

Date: Tuesday 17th November
Speakers: Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt) of LSE, Deborah Mattinson (@debmattinson) of Britain Thinks, Eiko Thielemann of LSE.
Chair: Tony Travers (LSE)

Podcast

 

Margaret Thatcher - Everything She Wants

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015
Speaker: Charles Moore

Podcast

Video

 

Immigration And Asylum In Britain

Date: Thursday 5th November
Speakers: Eric Kaufman (Birkbeck), Alan Manning (LSE), Polly Toynbee (The Guardian), Christine Whitehead (LSE)
Chair: Tony Travers (LSE)

Podcast


Eric Kaufmann's Slides are available here

Christine Whitehead's slides are available here

 

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

Speakers: Dr Anthony Seldon, Peter Snowdon
Podcast

 

Beyond the Budget by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

Speaker: Nicola Sturgeon
Podcast

 

The British Economy: Past and Future

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2012 
Speaker: Alistair Darling

Podcast

 

The Future of London within the UK

Speaker: Boris Johnson
Podcast

 

Tim Bale - Five Year Mission: the Labour Party Under Ed Miliband

Date: Monday 20 April 2015
Time:18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre
Speaker:Professor Tim Bale
#LSEBale

Video (Including slides)
MP3 Audio file

 

How to Run A Government so that citizens benefit and taxpayers don't go crazy

Speaker: Michael Barber

Podcast

 

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race To Reinvent The State

Speakers: John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge

Recording

Diane Abbott MP on London: A Tale of Two Cities.

Recording

 

Book Launch: The History Manifesto
Speakers:
 Professor David Armitage, Dr Jo Guldi, Professor Simon Szreter

Recording

 

Revolt On The Right
Speaker
: Robert Ford

Recording

 

Margaret Thatcher- Not For Turning

Speaker: Charles Moore

Podcast

 

Live from Downing Street: The inside story of power, politics and the media

Speaker: Nick Robinson

Podcast

 

A Life In Politics Series

Nigel Lawson
Ken Livingstone
Shirley Williams 

The Future Of The Union Series

Alex Salmond
Martin McGuinness
Carwyn Jones
Lord Heseltine
Boris Johnson  

 
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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.


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