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Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 12:00AM
Museum of London

Britain in the 20th Century: Responses to Decline, 1895-1914

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

It was during these years that British statesmen first came to appreciate that her international and economic position was under threat.  The growth of German and American economic power exposed the fragility of Britain's hitherto unquestioned pre-eminence.  Imperialism was the first response to decline, social reform the second.  It was these years that saw the first stirrings of a new collectivism in the 'New Liberalism'. 1905-1914.

This lecture is part of the series Britain in the 20th Century: Progress and Decline.
The other lectures in this series include:
        The Character of Twentieth Century Britain
        The Great War and its Consequences
        The Economic Crisis and its Consequences
        'Appeasement'
        The Road to War

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Vernon Bogdanor CBE is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Law, current Visiting Gresham Professor of Political History, Research Professor at King's College London, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Prior to 2010, Professor Bogdanor was a Fellow of Brasenose College and Professor of Government at Oxford University.

He has been an adviser to a number of governments, including those of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel and Slovakia. His books include The People and the Party System, Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution, Power and the People, and Devolution in the United Kingdom. He is a frequent contributor to TV, radio and the press and is a sometimes special advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities (1982-83), and the House of Commons Public Service Committee. Most recently he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the Political Studies Association.

Professor Bogdanor's previous lecture series are as follows:

2017/18 British Political Parties

2016/17 The Monarchy

2014/15 Six General Elections

2013/14 Britain and Europe

2012/13 Making the Weather: Six Politicians Who Shaped Our Age

2010/12 Britain in the 20th Century

2007/09 From Roosevelt to Bush: The American Presidency: Transformation and Change

All of Professor Bogdanor's past Gresham lectures can be accessed here.

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9 November 2010

Britain in the 20th Century: Responses to Decline, 1895-1914
Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

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