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Weekend School 2012 -Programme

Friday 17 February

8.00pm - Dinner and welcome by the President, Roger Pincham CBE

Saturday 18February

Confirmed speakers (others invited) - timings to be announced

Dr Sandy Waugh (contributor to the Journal of Liberal History) - Comparing aspects of Scottish and Welsh Liberalism

Professor Jon Roper (Swansea University, Department of American Studies) - Barack Obama: an assessment in Presidential election year

Lord Tom McNally - Human Rights, Civil Liberties, Magna Carta and the role of the Ministry of Justice

D J Britton, playwright and author of The Wizard, The Goat and the Man Who Won the War - on "writing about Lloyd George"

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, Secretary of State for Wales - The UK Coalition government and Wales

8.00pm: Dinner - Guest speaker, Bob Russell (Lib Dem MP for Colchester)

Sunday 19 February

0930am: Annual General Meeting

10am - 11.15am: Debate on the role of the monarchy in the British Constitution in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Year. Bob Russell MP for the constitutional monarchy and Suzanne Campbell of Republic against.

11.15am: Coffee

11.45am: Panel session: discussion on current political topics with (Baroness) Celia Thomas, Roger Williams MP and other panellists to be confirmed

1.00pm: Close of School