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Society announces the programme for the 2017 weekend school

November 17, 2016 4:34 PM

Commodore HotelThe Society's next weekend school will take place at the Hotel Commodore in Landrindod Wells on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2017.

We have a full and exciting programme of talks across a wide range of topics, including the impact of Brexit on British business and what President Trump may mean for us all. Perhaps our main attraction is Dr. Anna Beer, A Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford and biographer of John Milton. We have our usual mixture of history, politics and debate. Our distinguished after-dinner speaker will be Baroness Lorely Burt who will stay with us on Sunday morning for our panel session led by Mark Williams MP.

We are pleased to report that the hotel ahas agreed that prices should stay the same next year. Booking forms can be found elselwhere on this site, so please get filling them in and return to the Treasurer.

The full programme is below.





Saturday, 18

From 10.45



Formal welcome to the School

Lord Thomas of Gresford, President of the Lloyd George Society

11.30 12.15

The impact of Brexit on British business

Beverly Nielsen, Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate for the West Midlands

12.15 13.00

The Welsh Women's Archive

Jenny Sabine, Chair of the Welsh Women's Archive



14.15 15.00

Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos

Reverend Dr Ben Rees

15.00 15.45

The role of the Voluntary sector

Baroness Liz Barker

15.45 16.15

Tea/coffee break

16.15 17.00

Lloyd George and Ireland

Dr Mike Morrogh, former Head of History at Shrewsbury School

17.00 17.45

Speaking only 'to trees and stones'? John Milton's quest for an effective political voice

Dr Anna Beer, Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford



Guest speaker: Baroness Lorely Burt

Sunday, 19


Annual General Meeting


The new American president

Dr Ian Stafford, Cardiff University




Panel session: discussion on current political topics

Led by Mark Williams MP with Baroness Lorely Burt, Baroness Joan Walmsley and Cllr Bill Powell


Close of school