The political thought of Clement Attlee by John Bew

25 October 2018 6.30pm 7.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


John Bew


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The Attlee Foundation and the Bodleian Libraries are celebrating the legacy of Clement Attlee, with a lecture on 'The political thought of Clement Attlee'. Items from the personal archive of Clement Attlee, which has recently been placed at the Bodleian Libraries, will also be on display.

John Bew is Professor of History and Foreign Policy at the War Studies Department at King's College London, In 2015, he was awarded the annual Philip Leverhulme Prize for International Studies. In 2013-14, he held the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Professor Bew is the author of five books, including Citizen Clem: A Life of Attlee (2016), which won three awards: the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography and Best Book in the U.K. Parliamentary Book Awards. It was also named as a book of the year in The Times, The Sunday Times, New Statesman, and Evening Standard and as one of the top 15 political biographies of all time in The Observer.

Doors open at 6.15pm. The lecture begins at 6:30pm, and will be followed by drinks reception.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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