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A series of lectures given on each Prime Minister's relationship with Europe since Margaret Thatcher by an individual who worked very closely with that leader. The series of lectures was recorded in Autumn 2017 at the Weston Library hosted by Will Hutton, the Principal of Hertford College, in conjunction with Lord Adonis.

Prime Ministers and Europe since Thatcher - The Hertford lectures Oxford University

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A series of lectures given on each Prime Minister's relationship with Europe since Margaret Thatcher by an individual who worked very closely with that leader. The series of lectures was recorded in Autumn 2017 at the Weston Library hosted by Will Hutton, the Principal of Hertford College, in conjunction with Lord Adonis.

    • video
    Theresa May

    Theresa May

    Steve Richards (Journalist and Presenter of BBC Radio 4's Week in Westminster), gives the final talk in The Hertford Lecture Series on the challenge Theresa May has on delivering Brexit.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    • video
    David Cameron

    David Cameron

    Sir Ivan Rogers (UK Permanent Representative to the European Union, 2013-17), gives a talk on David Cameron's relationship to the EU and what lead up to the Brexit referendum.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    • video
    John Major

    John Major

    Lord Patten of Barnes discusses John Major's term in office in the latest episode in this series

    • 1 hr 5 min
    • video
    Tony Blair

    Tony Blair

    Lord Andrew Adonis (Head of Policy to Tony Blair) talks about Tony Blair's relationship to the EU and to Europe during his premiership.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    • video
    Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown

    Lord Wood of Anfield (Special Adviser to Gordon Brown), gives a talk about Gordon Brown's relationship to Europe as well as his 'muscular intergovernmentalism' approach for resolving issues.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    • video
    Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher

    Lord Powell of Bayswater, Margaret Thatcher's Foreign Affairs Private Secretary, details Thatcher's successes and failures with Europe.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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KasamiraK ,

Fascinating

I really enjoyed these lectures, all the presenters were very well spoken, knowledgeable, and thorough. Very very well done.
The Thatcher lecturer was hilarious, I had to watch it twice to catch everything, but it also made me a bit uncertain to how biased he was? I was a bit reassured since he spoke extensively about his role with her gov.
I especially enjoyed the May video- the different perspectives were wonderful and it was fascinating to hear alternative viewpoints.

I’m American (trying to learn more about UK politics) and it was a bit difficult at times to understand some of the cultural context (treaties, old political parties etc), but that just gave me more to learn and I appreciate that it wasn’t too simplified.

Great lecture series- helped a lot with my comparative politics class!

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