Chancellors Reflect Lecture Series
Date: Monday 15 November 2004
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Lord Lawson of Blaby
Chair: Howard Davies
Lord Lawson served as Chancellor between 1983 and 1989 under Margaret Thatcher, prior to this he served as Secretary of State for Energy and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He is Chairman of Central Europe Trust Company Ltd and his other directorships have included Barclays Bank.
This lecture is part of a series of lectures that will provide a unique insight into the thoughts and actions of the holders of one of the most difficult posts within British government. Each speaker will shed light on the challenges faced during their time in office and provide a personal account of how these were tackled.
The series begins in the mid 1970s and spans three decades, a period which included major events such as: the winter of discontent; the development and implementation of Thatcherite economics; Britain's membership of the European Union including the withdrawal of Britain from the ERM on Black Wednesday 1992 and the continuing debate over the single currency and the challenges Britain has faced from globalisation.
This series will provide an exciting overview of how the many challenges to British economic policy have been addressed in the past and what lessons current policy makers can learn. Other speakers in this series include Lord Healey, Lord Howe, Lord Lamont and Kenneth Clarke MP.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.
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