Harold Wilson – cancelled – see new lecture details

Nick Thomas-Symonds
Victoria Hall / Online
28 Nov 2023 8:00pm - 9:00pm

We are sorry to cancel this lecture. We have a new lecture: The Barclay Dynasty: a Story of Survival, Secrecy and Succession


Harold Wilson: a reappraisal of the Labour Prime Minister

Nick Thomas-Symonds is an author, barrister, Labour MP, and current Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade.

He has written a fascinating new biography of the Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson – called Harold Wilson:The Winner. His starting point is that Wilson won four general elections, and spent eight years in Downing Street. Nick writes: ‘Half a century later he is still Labour’s greatest-ever election performer. How did he do it – and at what cost?’ Wilson, of course, was Prime Minister during a time of great cultural and social change. Nick argues that he was a complex figure – ‘a media-savvy harbinger of modernity’, but also ‘deeply traditional’.

Nick Thomas-Symonds is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and is the author of two other political biographies, Attlee: A Life in Politics, and Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan.

Members: Free, Online or Victoria Hall (please book online only)
Guests: £10, Online or Victoria Hall (you will be admitted to the Hall at 7.50pm if there is room)
Please book to watch online by 1pm on the day of the event