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The Birkbeck Department of Politics and its research centre, the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, hosts a range of talks, lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Our events feature leading academics, public figures and commentators from a range of fields. Listen to them here.

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The Birkbeck Department of Politics and its research centre, the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, hosts a range of talks, lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Our events feature leading academics, public figures and commentators from a range of fields. Listen to them here.

    Politics and the Arts: The Politics of 1984

    Politics and the Arts: The Politics of 1984

    Politics and the Arts is a new undergraduate module at Birkbeck that explores the representation of politics in literature, film and other branches of the arts. It asks how artists think about politics and what political scientists can learn from the arts. To mark the launch of this module. Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy from Birkbeck’s Department of Politics discuss the first chapter of George Orwell’s 1984. For more information about undergraduate modules at Birkbeck, please visit www.bbk.ac.uk/politics

    • 13 min
    Westminster Watch Episode 58

    Westminster Watch Episode 58

    Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London discuss current issues in British politics. In this episode, Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy debate Boris Johnson’s lobbying scandal and Arlene Foster’s resignation announcement. For more information about research on politics at Birkbeck, the range of events run by the Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life and our undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in politics, please visit www.bbk.ac.uk/politics

    • 25 min
    Beyond Westminster Episode 3

    Beyond Westminster Episode 3

    Beyond Westminster is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College look at politics outside the UK. It discusses events in other parts of the world and asks what if the UK had a political system closer to that of other countries. In Episode 3, Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy compare UK and US politics in the light of the 2020 presidential election.

    • 26 min
    Westminster Watch Episode 57

    Westminster Watch Episode 57

    Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London discuss current issues in British politics. In this episode, Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy debate the Conservative rebellion over the English lockdown and what the US election means for the special relationship. For more information about research on politics at Birkbeck, the range of events run by the Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life and our undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in politics, please visit www.bbk.ac.uk/politics

    • 25 min
    Beyond Westminster Episode 2

    Beyond Westminster Episode 2

    Beyond Westminster is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College look at politics outside the UK. It discusses events in other parts of the world and asks what if the UK had a political system closer to that of other countries. In Episode 2, Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy discuss Italy’s constitutional referendum and ask whether, in political terms, the UK is becoming more Italian. For more information about research on politics at Birkbeck, the range of events run by the Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life and our undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in politics, please visit www.bbk.ac.uk/politics

    • 23 min
    Westminster Watch Episode 56

    Westminster Watch Episode 56

    Westminster Watch is a podcast in which members of the Department of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London discuss current issues in British politics. In this episode, Professor Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy debate the prospects for Scottish independence and the perennial politics of civil service reform. For more information about research on politics at Birkbeck, the range of events run by the Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life and our undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in politics, please visit www.bbk.ac.uk/politics

    • 23 min

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