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The Ideas that are Changing Politics

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Michael Oakeshott memorial lecture

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2008
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: David Willetts MP
Chair: Professor Kenneth Minogue

There has been an extraordinary surge in the study of behaviour from evolutionary biologists, neurologists and game theorists, but this has been largely divorced from the political debate. David Willetts will draw on the latest research from these disciplines to explain what Government can and cannot do to influence our behaviour

David Willetts is shadow secretary of state for innovation, universities and skills and has been the MP for Havant since 1992. He was shadow secretary of state for work and pensions from 2001-2005 and has worked at HM Treasury and the Number 10 Policy Unit.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7060.

Podcast & Transcript

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.

A copy of David Willetts' speech is also available to download.

Download: The Ideas that are Changing Politics (Renewing Civic Conservatism) (pdf)