An Audience with Baroness Shirley Williams
One of the finest politicians, Baroness Shirley Williams has enjoyed a sterling career in both the Commons and the House of Lords.
After an initial career in journalism in the 1950s, she became General Secretary of the Fabian Society and in 1964 was elected MP for Hitchin.
She went on to serve as a member of both the Wilson and Callaghan governments in the 1960s and 1970s but, after 35 years in The Labour Party Williams became disillusioned with the way things were (or perhaps weren’t) heading and became one of the 'Gang of Four' who founded The Social Democratic Party. She supported the establishment of the Liberal Democrats in 1987 and stood down as their leader in the House of Lords in September 2004 after three years of service.
She says originally she believed that being an MP would give her the power to bring about all kinds of good things for society. She admits she may be a little wiser now.
Followed by a Q&A
Tickets: £18 | £16 concessions
Members: £17 | £15 concessions
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7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)