Past events



29 June 2017
Working in Political Research: An insider’s guide for Politics students

An employability event for Birkbeck Politics students with Ben Smith (UK Parliament) and Angelos Delivorias (European Parliament).

10 June 2017
Guilt Colloquium IV: Whistleblowers

Presented with the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (BISR), a day-long event on whistleblowers.

8 May 2016
E. P. Thompson – Last of the English Radicals?

Professor Michael Kenny delivers the next lecture in the British Political Thought series.

Who Should Be Called to Account?
22 March 2017

Philip Collins, Lucy Barnes and Tony Wright discuss tax enforcement in the UK and the relationship between parliament and the civil service in the collection of taxes.

The Populist Backlash in Western Politics
23 February 2017

Staff debate with Professor Eric Kaufmann, Dr Sam Ashenden, Dr Jason Edwards and special guest David Goodhart.

A Progressive Alliance: The Alternative?
21 February 2017

Lisa Nandy, Caroline Lucas, Jon Cruddas and Chris Bowers debate the possibility of a cross-party alliance on the left.

Fighting for a Place in Parliament: What is it like to work for an MP?
16 November 2016

Author Robert Dale describes how to get a job in parliament, and what it’s like when you get there.

Dame Joan Ruddock in Conversation with Rosie Campbell
9 November 2016

Former Labour MP and first Minister for Women discusses a life in politics and her new memoir Going Nowhere

Democracy in Britain: Retrospect and Prospect
12 October 2016

Tony Wright delivers a lecture on the state of British democracy, hosted by the Political Quarterly.

Whither Labour?: Stewart Wood on the Future of the Left in Britain
26 October 2016

Labour peer and former adviser to Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband speaks on where next for his party.

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