David Marquand is one of the most eloquent and powerful voices in progressive politics in Britain. His remarkable career has spanned the worlds of political activism and political analysis, including periods in elected office, in journalism and in academia. Marquand’s numerous books and articles have sparked many important debates and exercised a major influence over the thinking of the British left. This conference marks the retirement of Marquand from the Editorial Board of Political Quarterly by reflecting on his work and its continuing relevance today. The conference will explore key themes from Marquand’s writings, such as the relationship between the Liberal and Labour traditions of social democracy; the reform of the British state and constitution; and the critique of both market fundamentalism and state socialism. The event will conclude with David Marquand himself in conversation with Tony Wright.
The conference takes place on Monday 26 January 2015 from 1.00 pm til 7 pm. You can register and find out more about the event here.