Monday, 24 February 2014
Professor Peter Hennessy (Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield) is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University and a crossbench member of the House of Lords. He is the leading historian of post-1945 Britain, especially its politics and politicians, which he writes (and speaks) about in a vivid and witty way. His many books and his journalism offer trenchant analysis of the British constitution and the ‘hidden wiring’ of government, including the secret state and the bomb.
Professor Tony Wright is Professorial Fellow in Politics at Birkbeck College and Professor of Politics at UCL. MP for Cannock Chase from 1992 to 2010, he chaired the Reform of the House of Commons Committee (publishing the report ‘Rebuilding the House’ in 2009). He chaired the Public Administration Committee of the House of Commons from 1999 to 2010. He has been co-editor of Political Quarterly since 1995.
You can hear the conversation here
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Panellists were: David Coen (UCL), Helen Thompson (Cambridge), Andrew Gamble (Cambridge), and chair Tony Wright (Birkbeck and UCL). You can see the videocasts here.
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Deborah Mabbett is Professor of Public Policy, Department of Politics, Birkbeck and she writes and researches on a wide range of issues related to welfare and inequality, from macroeconomic policy to anti-discrimination policy. She teaches public policy and public management at Birkbeck and has a D.Phil in Economics from Oxford. Deborah will be the first woman co-editor of the journal.