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Thursday, 14 March 2013, 4:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Middle class recruits to Communism in the 1930s (Seminar): Panel Discussion

Denis Healey, Professor the Lord Hennessy, Juliet Gardiner, Professor Nicholas Deakin CBE

Lord Denis Healey, Professor the Lord Peter Hennessy, Juliet Gardiner and Professor Nicholas Deakin CBE discuss the issues raised over the course of the afternoon. Chaired by Professor Roderick Floud FBA.

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The Right Honourable the Lord Healey was Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979.

Healey was born in Mottingham in 1917. While studying at Balliol College, Oxford, he became active in politics. He joined the Communist Party in 1937, but left during the Second World War, in which he served with the Royal Engineers in North Africa and Italy. He joined the Labour Party, eventually being elected to the House of Commons in 1952. After a distinguished political career, he retired from the Shadow Cabinet in 1987 and in 1992 stood down as a Leeds MP after 40 years. In that same year, he received a life peerage as Baron Healey of Riddlesden, West Yorkshire.

His publications include; Healey's Eye (photography) (1980), The Time of My Life (his autobiography) (1989), When Shrimps Learn to Whistle (1990), My Secret Planet (an anthology) (1992), Denis Healey's Yorkshire Dales (1995) and Healey's World (2002).

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Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Before joining the Department in 1992, he was a journalist for twenty years with spells on The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent, The Financial Times as its Lobby Correspondent at Westminster and The Economist. He was a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme from 1987 to 1992. In 1986 he was a co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. Professor Hennessey was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1994 and 1997.

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Juliet Gardiner is a British historian and a commentator on British social history from Victorian times through to the 1950s. She is a former editor of History Today magazine, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and previously taught at Middlesex University and Oxford Brookes University. Since 2001 she has been a full-time writer.

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Nicholas Deakin has worked as a civil servant and in local government and chaired national and local voluntary bodies. He was a founding member of the Runnymede Trust. From 1980 to 1998 he was Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Baring Foundation.

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