Freemantle Conservative Branch are lucky enough to have Lord Hurd coming to speak at a ward event on Monday. The event comes ahead of him speaking at the Nuffield Theatre, later in the evening.
For those who can't make either of these, there is another opportunity to hear Lord Hurd speak.
I today received a flyer from the Turner Sims Concert Hall at Southampton University. Lord Hurd will be speaking at the 18th Wellington Lecture on the Subject, Wellington to Peel: from Tory to Conservative.
Here is an extract from the flyer:
Established in 1989, from an endowment from the Spanish Ambassador, the Wellington Lecture is given each year on aspects of the life and times of the first Duke of Wellington.
Over the years, the University of Southampton has welcomed a host of distinguished speakers to present the lecture. This year we welcome the Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC to present 'Wellington and Peel: from Tory to Conservative.'
The years 1832-5 were a turning point in British political history. Wellington was fundamentally opposed to parliamentary reform, believing that if the Great Reform Bill proposed by Lord Grey came into effect no gentleman would be able to pursue a political career. Peel the effective leader of the Tory Party in the Commons, also opposed the Reform Bill but refused to despair about the prospects if the Bill became law. He quietly set about changing the old Tory Party to cope with the new situation.
More information can be obtained from:
Special Events Manager
University of Southampton
Tel: 023 8059 6827
I will be buying my ticket tomorrow.