Sir Edward Heath’s desk, previously owned by David Lloyd George
Photograph, Luke Futcher

Dive deep into the world of history, politics, and even space, as our line-up of captivating speakers explore the past and present and present of British politics in Arundells’ Autumn programme of talks.

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Britain’s entry to membership of the European Community under the Government of Edward Heath.  On Monday 4th September, Arundells is hosting a panel discussion to reflect on those fifty years, how we used opportunities, where we failed to do so and the interactions between European policies and domestic politics. 

Saturday 9th September sees a visit from Sir Anthony Seldon, one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, educationalists, commentators and political authors. He’ll be taking a look back at the office of Prime Minister over the last 300 years. Seldon is author of ‘The Impossible Office? The History of the British Prime Minister’ and co author of ‘Johnson at 10: The inside Story’.

Bill Browder brings things up to the present on Thursday 28 September, examining our relationship with Russia. Bill was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country and declared “a threat to national security” for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies. Bill is author of best-sellers Red Notice and Freezing Order.

In conversation with the historian Tom Chidwick, Michael Cockerell will be reflecting on his fifty year career in political television, discussing his new book Unmasking Our Leaders, and showing unseen clips from his interviews with the great and the good of British politics and public life.  10th October.

We’ll be heading into orbit on 19th October, with Lord David Willetts, Chair of The UK Space Agency. 

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