On Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 1:00pm in the Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside, University Park. This talk by Steven Fielding, Professor of Political History at the University of Nottingham, reflects on some of the issues raised by the 1997 election, many of which remain relevant today, which represented a dramatic turnaround for a party out of office since 1979. Some say that to win, Blair transformed Labour out of all recognition. Others counter that the party had no alternative but to become ‘New Labour’ and that under Blair it remained true to its historic mission of making society fairer.
The talk starts at 1pm and will last for approximately one hour. Places are limited so please book in advance on 0115 846 7777
This is one of a series of free talks to accompany the exhibition A Selection of Elections: votes, suffrage and reform which runs from Friday 7 September – Sunday 2 December 2018 in the Weston Gallery, DH Lawrence Pavilion, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD – 11am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday and Noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission FREE
The year 2018 marks the centenary of the first UK general election in which some women were entitled to vote. We celebrate that fact by looking back at some memorable elections and exploring how electioneering has changed over the years.