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History, politics and debate in glorious mid-Wales - weekend school programme for 2019

December 4, 2018 2:47 PM

Ken Morgan

A lively weekend of presentations and debate, in comfortable surroundings, friendly company, good food and all in the glory of the mid-Wales landscape.

Our programme for the Lloyd George Society weekend school has been announced. The school will take place at our usual welcoming venue, the Hotel Commodore in Llandrindod Wells on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2019.

If you like political history, especially around the career of the charismatic David Lloyd George, have an interest in the world around us such as Brexit or the tribulations of President Macron, and wish to hear and engage with expert speakers you really have to join us next February for a weekend rich in content and relevance. Stay at the hotel or come at a day rate, it's up to you but don't miss it. Details of prices are available elsewhere on the website or email/phone to find out.





Saturday, 16

From 10.30



Formal welcome to the School

Lord Thomas of Gresford, President of the Lloyd George Society

11.15 12.00

Lloyd George, the Liberal Summer Schools and electoral politics in the late 1920s

Aaron Jacob

12.00 12.45

Being Police Commissioner for North Wales

Winston Roddick QC



14.15 15.00

Beyond Brexit

Baroness Julie Smith

15.00 15.45

President Macron - two years on from victory

Lady Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan

15.45 16.15

Tea/coffee break

16.15 17.00

The Carlton Club meeting and the fall of the Lloyd George Coalition

Alistair Cooke, Baron Lexden OBE

17.00 18.00

Lloyd George and the Irish

Professor Lord Kenneth Morgan



Baroness Christine Humphreys

Sunday, 17


Annual General Meeting


Acton Smee Ayrton, Victorian MP

Deanna Leboff


Tribute to Lady Shirley Hooson

Cllr Gareth Morgan




Panel session

Baroness Joan Walmsley, Baroness Christine Humphreys and Cllr Bill Powell (President of the Welsh Liberal Democrats)


Close of school