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40 Years of Thatcherism?

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University of Derby - One Friar Gate Square

4-6 Agard Street

Derby

DE1 1DZ

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2019 marks the passing of 40 years since Margaret Thatcher’s first General Election victory. After four decades, Thatcher remains a prominent figure in our everyday lives. Her appearance on the BBC’s Icons series, her inclusion on the shortlist for the new £50 bank note, the forthcoming five-part BBC documentary on Thatcherism, a re-imagining of Thatcher’s premiership in Ian McEwan’s latest novel Machines Like Me, and her upcoming debut on Netflix’s The Crown each highlight that 2019 will be a year punctuated by efforts to re-think, re-image and remember Thatcher.

In this anniversary year, our third annual conference offers two days of new perspectives on the long-term implications of Thatcher's ideology, governments and cultural impact.


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Academic: £40

Early career/unwaged: £20


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Thursday 6th June

9.30 – 11.00 The Ideology of Thatcherism Revisited

  • Kevin Hickson (Liverpool)
  • Anthony A.J. Williams (Manchester Met)
  • Ben Williams (Salford)
  • Nina Rogers (Liverpool Hope)


11.00 – 11.30 Refreshment break

11.30 – 13.00 1979 – 1982: Opposition, Government, Re-election

  • Nigel Fletcher (KCL)
  • Emily Stacey (Oxford Brookes)
  • Tom Hurst (Independent)
  • Ruth Garland (Hertfordshire)


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 Exploring the Long-term Impacts of Thatcherism on Attitudes, Life Courses and Spaces

  • Stephen Farrall (Derby)
  • Emily Gray (Derby)
  • Phil Jones (Derby)
  • Thomas Guiney (Oxford Brookes)

15.30 – 16.00 Refreshment break


16.00 – 17.00 Keynote talk (Title TBC)

Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (UCL)

Friday 7th June

10.30 – 12.00 Thatcherism and/on Film

  • Alex Adams (Independent)
  • Benjamin Halligan (Wolverhampton)
  • Joseph Oldham (Hull)
  • Mark Curran (York)

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

13.00 – 14.30 Historical Re-evaluations

  • Ben Worthy (Birkbeck) and Jess Smith (Birkbeck)
  • Stephen Kelly (Liverpool Hope)
  • Sam Blaxland (Swansea)
  • Martin Farr (Newcastle)

14.30 – 15.00 Refreshment break

15.00 – 16.30 Social and Economic Legacies

  • Gillian Lamb (Oxford)
  • Peter Kerr (Birmingham), Emma Foster (Birmingham) and Chris Byrne (Leeds Beckett)
  • Ruth Davidson (KCL)
  • Tom Kelsey (KCL)

16.30 Close of conference

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