Making the Weather: Six Politicians Who Shaped Our Age

Winston Churchill wrote of Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Secretary at the beginning of the 20th century, that, even though he never became Prime Minister, he 'made the weather', meaning that he played a crucial role in shaping the political agenda of his day. These lectures discuss six postwar politicians, none of whom became Prime Minister, but who, like Joseph Chamberlain, also made the weather and so helped to shape the age in which we live.

Past Lectures In This Series
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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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Iain Macleod and Decolonisation

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 - 6:00PM
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Roy Jenkins, Europe and the Civilised Society

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 - 6:00PM
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Enoch Powell and the Sovereignty of Parliament

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 6:00PM
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Tony Benn and the Idea of Participation

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Tuesday, 16 April 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