How Open is Britain in 2017 and Where Next?

Event Date: 28 September 2017 Room G15 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: How Open is Britain in 2017 and Where Next? In the last decades British government and society has been opened up in all sorts of new ways. From the …

Michael Kenny – E.P. Thompson – Last of the English Radicals?

Event Date: 8 May 2017 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Professor Michael Kenny (QMUL) – E.P. Thompson – Last of the English Radicals?  The English radical lineage has been repeatedly invoked on the British left in recent years: as an antidote …

Polly Toynbee in Conversation with Tony Wright

Event Date: 11 November 2015 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Polly Toynbee in Conversation with Tony Wright Polly Toynbee is a major figure in contemporary British political journalism. A sharp observer of politics, she is a columnist for the Guardian, has …

In Conversation with John McDonnell

Event Date: 5 November 2015 Room B34 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: In Conversation with John McDonnell Labour Shadow Chancellor and Birkbeck alumnus John McDonnell will be speaking at Birkbeck on November the 5th. He will draw on his long career and experience of …

David Runciman – Jeremy Bentham as conspiracy theorist

Event Date: 4 November 2015 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Professor David Runciman (Cambridge) – Jeremy Bentham as conspiracy theorist Conspiracy theory is widely believed to be intellectually disreputable and epistemically flawed.  Yet ideas of conspiracy have been central to the …

Rt. Hon. Margaret Hodge MP in conversation with Tony Wright

Event Date: 11 November 2013Keynes Library,Birkbeck, University of London43 Gordon SquareLondon WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Rt. Hon. Margaret Hodge MP in conversation with Tony Wright Tony Wright is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Politics at Birkbeck, a former Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, and a former Chair …

‘Older Women’, Policy and Politics – Panel Discussion and Debate

    Event Date: 4 November 2013 Room B04, Birkbeck, University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life in association with the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: ‘Older Women’, Policy and Politics – Panel Discussion and Debate Debate about age discrimination has been largely silent about gender …