Parliaments, Politics and People

Venue: Past & Present Room N202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Tuesdays 17:15

Convenors: Paul Hunneyball (History of Parliament), Robin Eagles (History of Parliament),  Stephen Roberts (History of Parliament), Emma Peplow (History of Parliament), Martin Spychal (History of Parliament).

Autumn Term 2017
DateSeminar details
10 October
17:15
‘Harold Wilson at the Public Accounts Committee 1959-63’
Henry Midgley (independent scholar)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

24 October
17:15
‘Privilege versus prerogative: conflicts of interest between the House of Lords and the Crown, c.1603-30’
Paul Hunneyball (History of Parliament Trust)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

7 November
17:15
‘The challenges of designing the House of Lords’ nineteenth-century ventilation system: a study of a political design process, 1840-47’
Henrik Schoenefeldt (University of Kent)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

5 December
17:15
‘Quantifying the crisis: Home Rule, the caucus and popular politics in 1886’
Naomi Lloyd-Jones (King’s College, London)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

Spring Term 2018
DateSeminar details
16 January
18:00
History of Parliament annual lecture, Portcullis House, Westminster: ‘The Second Reform Act of 1867: party interest or the road to democracy?
Other

30 January
17:15
The politics of impressment, 1639-41: a Gloucestershire microhistory
Sonia Tycko (Harvard University)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

13 February
17:15
Speaking for the nation: Sheridan, Parliament, and the newspapers in 1798
Robert Jones (University of Leeds)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

27 February
17:30
Ex-servicemen and the Liberal Party: the Great War generation and the electoral and parliamentary politics of the 1920s
Matthew Johnson (Durham University)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

13 March
17:30
"Ready for public use on all occasions”: the politics of parliamentary record keeping in the English revolution
Kate Peters (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR