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Labour's Nye Bevan is topic of Faculty Seminar on British Studies

Fri, October 22, 2010 | HRC 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Time: 2:45-4 p.m.
Description: A talk titled "Aneurin Bevan: Pragmatist and Prophet of the Old Left" will be presented by Kenneth O. Morgan, House of Lords. Nye Bevan is an established hero of Labour. Yet he was also claimed by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for New Labour, above all as founder of the National Health Service. Is this a credible view of this ferocious critic of capitalist wisdom?

Bevan's democratic socialism was certainly no colorless "middle way" but rather vividly libertarian. It linked Old Labour values with New Labour communitarianism, the world of Attlee with that of Blair.

Lord Morgan is honorary fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford, and former vice-chancellor of the University of Wales. His books include "The People's Peace: Britain Since 1945" (1990) and the recent biography "Callaghan: A Life" (1997). His "Oxford History of Britain" has sold over 600,000 copies. He is a fellow of the British Academy.

Join the Faculty Seminar on British Studies for its next event, on Fri., Oct.r 29: Robert Vitalis (University of Pennsylvania) will speak on BP. You can listen to and download previous recordings of British Studies at - read more about this event....
Location: Tom Lea Rooms, Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206
URL: More about this event...
Contact: Robert Whitaker
Sponsor: Liberal Arts
Admission: Free
Categories: Faculty, Lecture/talk, Politics & International, Seminar

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