Forthcoming event: assessing Asquith’s legacy

Lib Dem Voice has already noted that we have just passed the century since Herbert Asquith became the last leader of a Liberal government. So we thought you might like to know of a lecture assessing his legacy which is taking place in Oxford next month. (If any LDV readers are thinking of coming, do drop me a line at [email protected].) Details as follows:

An event jointly organized by the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to mark the centenary of Asquith’s 1908 Liberal Government
5:30pm, Thursday 15 May 2008
The Bodleian Library, Oxford (Convocation House)
A lecture by Dr Lawrence Goldman followed by panel and open forum discussion. A selection of Asquith’s manuscripts – held by the Bodleian – will be on display in the Library’s Divinity School.
RSVP to: [email protected]

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  • matt severn 19th Apr '08 - 4:25pm

    The big shame about those old liberal days is how the party kept on blunting its radical edge until their were no radicals left and no reason for the Liberal Party. We should heed history’s warning and never submit to the status quo or seek the easy reactionary option.

    PS- I always felt that Lloyd George was a far better PM, coalition or not, than ol’ Squiffy

  • Funny enough I’m trying working to get an Asquith elected in the local elections in Three Rivers.
    Herbert Asquith was his great uncle or something. Mind you if my second name was George I wouldn’t be welcome (joke)

  • For interest, our candidate in the Northwick ward of Three Rivers in Herbert’s great great nephew Jerry Asquith.

    It’s a Labour seat on an old GLC estate, with the Tories close as well, but who knows.

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