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Email: Tony Travers
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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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Upcoming Events

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


John McDonnell has been the MP for Hayes and Harlington since 1997 and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer since September 2015.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMcDonnell


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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.


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

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



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)



Margaret Thatcher - Everything She Wants

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015
Speaker: Charles Moore




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)


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


Beyond the Budget by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

Speaker: Nicola Sturgeon


The British Economy: Past and Future

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2012
Speaker: Alistair Darling



The Future of London within the UK

Speaker: Boris Johnson


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

Video (Including slides)
MP3 Audio file


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

Speaker: Michael Barber



The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race To Reinvent The State

Speakers: John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge


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



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



Revolt On The Right
: Robert Ford



Margaret Thatcher- Not For Turning

Speaker: Charles Moore



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

Speaker: Nick Robinson



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  



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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