British Politics Seminars

Lent Term 2018


We are delighted to invite you to the second annual POLIS-Robinson College seminar series in British Politics.

Seminars will be held on Fridays at 5pm in the Umney Theatre, Robinson College, unless otherwise indicated.

All University members are welcome (and non-members by application to the seminar convenors).


Friday 19th January

Simone Finn [Baroness Finn] and Polly McKenzie, respectively Conservative and Liberal Democrat Special Advisors during the 2010-15 Coalition


Friday 26th January

John Kerr [Lord Kerr of Kinlochard], Cross-bench peer, former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1997-2002) and drafter of Article 50


Thursday 8th February (NB: note this meeting is on a Thursday)

Nia Griffith, Labour MP for Llanelli and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence


Friday 9th February

Ian Paisley, DUP MP for North Antrim


Thursday 15th February (NB: note this meeting is on a Thursday) TBC

Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking and Dagenham and former Chair of Public Accounts Committee


Friday 16th February

Matt Zarb-Cousin, former spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn


Friday 2nd March

Brendan O’Hara, SNP MP for Argyll and Bute and Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport


Friday 9th March

Nick Timothy, Special Advisor to Theresa May until June 2017


Friday 16th March

Norman Lamont [Lord Lamont], Conservative peer and former Chancellor of the Exchequer (1990-1993)



Dr Julie Smith   - Director, European Centre @ POLIS                                                                                            

Dr Peter Sloman - Lecturer in British Politics