What are Prime Ministers for?

13/10/14, 19:00 - 20:15

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH



An examination of the accruing functions of the UK Prime Minister since 1945. Thoughts on the expectations placed upon premiers by parliamentary and public opinion and ever burgeoning media pressure. Possible future developments.


Speaker:


Lord Peter Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA
Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London


About the speaker:
Peter Hennessy
 is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London and an independent crossbench peer in the House of Lords.


Chaired by Professor Anthony King FBA, University of Essex



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