The 2016 US Presidential Election: Can Trump Win?

Event Date: 14 September 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: The 2016 US Presidential Election: Can Trump Win? Professor Rob Singh looks at the state of the US election and the prospects for a Trump victory in …

Brexit: What Now for the UK and EU?

Event Date: 21 July 2016 Room 152/153 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Brexit: What Now for the UK and EU? On 23 June Britain voted to leave the EU. The vote has triggered a series of political crises, from a leadership …

Liam Byrne MP on the History of British Capitalism

Event Date: 30 June 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Liam Byrne MP on the History of British Capitalism Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne joins a panel of Birkbeck academics to discuss his forthcoming …

The Radical Politics of Birkbeck’s Past

Event Date: 16 May 2016 Room 101 Birkbeck College 30 Russell Square London WC1B The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: The Radical Politics of Birkbeck’s Past Richard Clarke in Conversation with Jason Edwards  Come along and hear how central Birkbeck was to providing working-class Londoners access to real education in an era when such …

Gavin Barwell – Winning and Governing in Difficult Times

Event Date: 16 March 2016 Room 101 30 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Winning and Governing in Difficult Times: Gavin Barwell MP The marginal constituency of Croydon Central was a key battleground in the 2015 General Election. The incumbent Conservative MP Gavin Barwell was fighting a serious challenge …

The renegotiation of the UK’s terms of EU membership

Event Date: 18 February 2016 Room B35 Birkbeck College Main Building Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: The renegotiation of the UK’s terms of EU membership Join academics from Birkbeck’s Dept. of Politics (and beyond) for a panel debate of the renegotiation of the UK’s terms of membership on …

The State of British Democracy

Event Date: 17 February 2016 Room B35 Birkbeck College Main Building Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: The State of British Democracy A roundtable with Professor Tony Wright, Professor Joni Lovenduski, Dr. Rosie Campbell and Dr Jason Edwards. British democracy is in a period of rapid change and considerable …

Charities Regulation Under Scrutiny

Event Date: 16 February 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Charities Regulation Under Scrutiny What are charities for, why are they special and what is the purpose of regulating them? How should they be regulated? How do and should they organise …

David Willetts in Conversation with Tony Wright

Event Date: 11 February 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: David Willetts in Conversation with Tony Wright Conservative politician and former Universities Minister with a reputation as a big thinker David Willetts joins Tony Wright for an evening in conversation at …

Anne Phillips – ‘Are we not both human beings?’

Event Date: 10 February 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck, University of London 43 Gordon Square London, WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: Paul Hirst Memorial Lecture Professor Anne Phillips (LSE)  – ‘Are we not both human beings?’ In ‘On Humanity in Dark Times’, Hannah Arendt questions the limitations of a humanism that pretends …