*CANCELLED* The Future of Conservative Politics

*CANCELLED* The Future of Conservative Politics

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 - 5:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Lord Patrick Cormack
Professor Gillian Peele
Professor Roger Goodman, Warden of St Antony's
Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Programme

** Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will no longer take place on 28th February. It may be rescheduled for a future date. **

Professor Roger Goodman chairs a discussion with guest speakers Lord Patrick Cormack and Professor Gillian Peele on 'The Future of The Conservative Party.'

Booking is recommended. Please reserve your seat here.

Speaker Biographies

Professor Gillian Peele is an Emeritus Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and an Emeritus Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford where she taught politics from 1975 until 2016. She is the author of a number of works on British, American and comparative government including Governing the UK (2004) and (with David Hine) The Regulation of Standards in British Public Life: Doing the Right Thing? (2016). From 2013 until 2019 she served as an independent member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC).

Professor Peele was appointed to the Committee for Standards in Public Life on 1 August 2021 for a five-year term.

Lord Patrick Cormack, DL, FSA, FRHistS is a British politician, historian, journalist and author. He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for 40 years, from 1970 to 2010. Cormack is a member of the Conservative Party and is seen as a one-nation conservative. He was a Heathite and was a frequent rebel under Margaret Thatcher

Before entering Parliament, Cormack was a teacher. He was elected for Cannock at the 1970 general election. Following boundary changes, he was elected for South West Staffordshire in 1974, renamed South Staffordshire in 1983. He was elected chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee in 2005. Since standing down from the House of Commons in 2010, he has served as an active life peer in the House of Lords.

Sir Patrick is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull. He was a Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford in 1994/5, and a Senior Academic Member from 1995-2003. He has lectured and spoken extensively in this country and the USA. A frequent broadcaster, he was a team captain on BBC Radio 4’s Parliamentary Questions for eight years. He edited the House Magazine for 23 years, becoming Life President and Chairman of the Editorial Board. He has written countless articles and six books, including one on the Palace of Westminster, others on English cathedrals and British castles, and on the life of William Wilberforce.

Find out more about St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship

** Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will no longer take place on 28th February. It may be rescheduled for a future date. **