Having completed his term as Gresham Professor of Law, Vernon Bogdanor continued his series reviewing The American Presidency from Roosevelt to Bush as Visiting Gresham Professor of Political History through to 2009. He has continued in this role ever since, delivering a series of highly popular lectures on various aspects of the politics of the UK in the twentieth century.

Current Professor

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

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 sometime 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 continues his Gresham lectures with a new series for the 2015/16 academic year entitled Political Crises Since 1945.

Professor Bogdanor's previous lecture series' are as follows:

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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All Visiting Professor of Political History Lectures
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From Two-Party to Multi-Party Politics

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 6:00PM
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Minor Political Parties

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 6:00PM
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Nationalist Parties

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 6:00PM
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The Labour Party

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 6:00PM
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The Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 6:00PM
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The Conservative Party

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 6:00PM
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Queen Elizabeth II

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 6:00PM
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King George VI

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 6:00PM
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King Edward VIII

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 6:00PM
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King George V

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 6:00PM
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King Edward VII

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016 - 6:00PM
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Queen Victoria

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Iraq War, 2003

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 6:00PM
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Leaving the ERM, 1992

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Falklands War, 1982

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 8 March 2016 - 6:00PM
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The IMF Crisis, 1976

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Suez Crisis, 1956

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 6:00PM
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The National Health Service Crisis, 1951

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 6:00PM
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The General Election, 2015

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 6:00PM
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The General Election, 2010

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 6:00PM
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The General Election, 1979

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 6:00PM
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The Legacy of Winston Churchill

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 6:00PM
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The General Election, February 1974

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 6:00PM
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The General Election, 1959

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 6:00PM
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The General Election, 1945

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 6:00PM
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Britain and 1914

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 6:00PM
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The Growth of Euroscepticism

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 6:00PM
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The Referendum on Europe, 1975

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 6:00PM
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Entry into the European Community, 1971-73

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 6:00PM
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The decision to seek entry into the European Community

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 - 6:00PM
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From the European Coal and Steel Community to the Common Market

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 - 6:00PM
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Britain and the Continent

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - 6:00PM
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Sir Keith Joseph and the Market Economy

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 - 6:00PM
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Tony Benn and the Idea of Participation

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013 - 6:00PM
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Enoch Powell and the Sovereignty of Parliament

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 6:00PM
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Roy Jenkins, Europe and the Civilised Society

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 - 6:00PM
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Iain Macleod and Decolonisation

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 - 6:00PM
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Aneurin Bevan and the Socialist Ideal

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: A new consensus? 1990-2001

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: Thatcherism, 1979-1990

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: The Collapse of the Postwar Settlement, 1964-1979

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: The Conservative Reaction, 1951-1965

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: The Attempt to Construct a Socialist Commonwealth, 1945-1951

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: The Character of the Post-war Period

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: The Road to War

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: "Appeasement"

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 - 6:00PM
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Britain in the 20th Century: The Great War and its Consequences

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010 - 12:00AM
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Britain in the 20th Century: Responses to Decline, 1895-1914

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 9 November 2010 - 12:00AM
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Britain in the 20th Century - Progress and Decline: The Character of Twentieth Century Britain

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidency: George W Bush

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Tuesday, 28 April 2009 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidency: Bill Clinton

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Tuesday, 31 March 2009 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidency: George H W Bush

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Tuesday, 24 February 2009 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidency: Ronald Reagan

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Tuesday, 27 January 2009 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidency: Jimmy Carter

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidency: Richard Nixon

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Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidential Election

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008 - 12:00AM
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The American Presidency: Lyndon Johnson

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Tuesday, 30 September 2008 - 12:00AM
All Visiting Professor of Political History Series

British Political Parties

The Monarchy

Political Crises Since 1945

Six General Elections

Britain and Europe

Making the Weather: Six Politicians Who Shaped Our Age

Britain in the Twentieth Century