An Evening of History and Politics with Lord Roy Hattersley

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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:16:00 BST

Lord Roy Hattersley, the distinguished politician, historian and journalist visited the University on Thursday 8 March 2012, to deliver a keynote public lecture discussing the life and contribution to politics of Liberal politician David Lloyd-George.

Lord Hattersley who was a minister in Harold Wilson's governments and a member of James Callaghan's Cabinet also provided a seminar for the University’s politics students and staff, as well as pupils from colleges and schools in the Huddersfield area. This provided an opportunity to discuss British political history and contemporary politics in a lively session that covered issues as diverse as the Coalition government, the legacy of New Labour, Harold Wilson and the fortunes of Lord Hattersley's beloved Sheffield Wednesday.

Dr Andy Mycock, Reader in Politics at the University noted: “Lord Hattersley is a key political figure of the late 20th century and the session provided students with a chance to ask questions in an informal environment.”

The public lecture was attended by Politics students including Alice Coker who commented: “'I am currently studying a module on the Labour Party and this was a great opportunity to meet with someone who played an important role in its history.”

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