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The Thatcher Moment

Leeds Taking Soundings
Dialogues in Politics and Culture
6 pm, May 15th, Broadcasting Place (Opposite the Fenton)
Leeds Met University, Woodhouse Lane
‘The Thatcher Moment’
This is a round-table discussion about the significance of Margaret Thatcher’s legacy.
Matthew Caygill, Pamela Fisher and Alex Nunn (all Leeds Met University) will each speak for up to 15 minutes.
Matthew will be looking at the significance of the debates about the death and commemoration of Margaret Thatcher: what does it tell us about politics today?
Pamela will be looking at the impact of Thatcher on the dichotomies between the public and private and between economic and social/caring activities - often to the detriment of the latter.
Alex will be looking at the overall legacy of Thatcherism.
Plenty of time for discussion.

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  • Albert M.

    this was a very good session. It was good to see younger people attending. But as in many instancies i felt that the left seems to avoid certain issues. Why are so many victoms of the economic system so reactionaly inclined, after all,some may disagree, but these people are not stupid. Its hard to reason with a building worker, who as either lost his job or seen his wages fall because of East European immigrants. How do explain its not the immigrants fault but the capilist system. But please do not think of these people as bigited. If everyone immigrants and locales were all getting a fair wage these newcomers would be more than welcome. Please think and sympathise with the frustrations of the white working class. The white middle class could well be next in line

    May 17, 2013

  • Graham H.

    Fascinating. It was especially interesting to hear the perspectives from different disciplines.

    May 15, 2013

  • Max F.

    Broadcasting Place is the new Leeds Met building opposite the Fenton pub on Woodhouse Lane. It's got clear glass windows and doors on the ground floor and is a series of rusty-coloured blocks rising to about five storeys above the entrance. That's where the event is being held.

    May 12, 2013

  • Tom B.

    It's opposite the Fenton, on Woodhouse Lane. You want the rusty new building with the revolving door, to the left of the old stone BBC building. The room is to the right once you get inside.



    May 10, 2013

  • Albert M.

    I can find broadcasting house but which is Leeds? Met Last time i could not find it

    May 10, 2013

  • Jo

    Will try to get there.

    May 1, 2013

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