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British Politics Seminars

We are delighted to invite you to the second annual POLIS-Robinson College seminar series in British Politics.
When Feb 08, 2018 09:45 AM to
Mar 16, 2018 09:45 AM
Where Umney Theatre, Robinson College
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Seminars will be held on Fridays at 5pm in the Umney Theatre, Robinson College, unless otherwise indicated.

Friday 19th January
Simone Finn [Baroness Finn] and Polly McKenzie, respectively Conservative and Liberal Democrat Special Advisors during the 2010-15 Coalition 

Friday 26th January
John Kerr [Lord Kerr of Kinlochard], Cross-bench peer, former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1997-2002) and drafter of Article 50

Thursday 8th February (NB: note this meeting is on a Thursday)
Nia Griffith, Labour MP for Llanelli and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Friday 9th February
Ian Paisley, DUP MP for North Antrim

Thursday 15th February (NB: note this meeting is on a Thursday) TBC
Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking and Dagenham and former Chair of Public Accounts Committee

Friday 16th February
Matt Zarb-Cousin, former spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn

Friday 2nd March
Brendan O’Hara, SNP MP for Argyll and Bute and Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport

Friday 9th March
Nick Timothy, Special Advisor to Theresa May until June 2017

Friday 16th March
Norman Lamont [Lord Lamont], Conservative peer and former Chancellor of the Exchequer (1990-1993)

All University members are welcome (and non-members by application to the seminar convenors).

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