Margaret Thatcher in modern British history
- Arts Building (Building R16 on the Edgbaston Campus Map), Large Lecture Theatre
- Arts and Law, Research, Students, Teaching
Margaret Thatcher is being buried today, and the heated arguments about the funeral itself demonstrate that opinions about her are as divided as ever. In response to the significant public interest in her life and legacy—much of it from people too young to remember her time in government—we’ve organized a public event for the first week of the summer term: a panel discussion on Margaret Thatcher in modern British history.
A range of speakers will each give a short talk on Margaret Thatcher’s place in their own fields of research: these include histories of race and immigration, social activism, and culture, as well as work on party politics. There will then be an open discussion with questions from the floor, followed by a reception with drinks, nibbles, and a chance to meet the speakers.