Hall Center For The Humanities


Victor Bailey
Director, Hall Center for the Humanities; Charles Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History, University of Kansas

The Iron Lady: How Should We Rate Margaret Thatcher?
Public Symposium – (KU in Wichita)

Thu., Apr. 10, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please RSVP by April 3 to 785-864-9772
Location: Wichita Museum of Art

Even in death, Britain's "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher divides and polarizes. Victor Bailey, Distinguished Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kansas, examines Thatcher's political career, from leader of the Conservative Party to becoming the first female and longest-serving Prime Minister of the last century.

Looking at her efforts to transform an ailing economy, roll back the frontiers of the state, and bring trade unionism within the rule of law, Bailey asks: What was Thatcherism? Was it good or bad for Britain? And how will Margaret Thatcher be rated as prime minister?

We are grateful to the Hall Center Advisory Board members in Wichita for their assistance with this program: Dana Hensley, Carol Nazar, and Martha Selfridge Housholder.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Lattner Family Foundation, and is co-sponsored by the KU Alumni Association and its Wichita Chapter.


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