Margaret Thatcher: The Woman Behind The Mythology

Attlee Suite - Margaret Thatcher: The Woman Behind The Mythology

Attlee Suite
Wednesday 8.5.2019
From 18:00 Up to 21:00
Attlee Suite
GBLondonPortcullis House, House of CommonsSW1A 2LW
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The Speaker's Advisory Committee On Works Of Art Margaret Thatcher Anniversary Lecture: Margaret Thatcher: The Woman Behind The Mythology
2019 marks two significant anniversaries in the political career of Margaret Thatcher, 60 years ago, she was first elected as an MP for Finchley in the 1959 general election. On 4 May 1979, Thatcher was elected as the first woman to hold the office of Prime Minister and in office she was the only 20th century British PM to win three consecutive terms. Margaret Thatcher was a major figure of politics throughout the late 20th century and remains an extremely influential and controversial figure today. 
To mark these two significant anniversaries guest speaker Caroline Slocock will be speaking on "Margaret Thatcher: The Woman Behind The Mythology". 
Caroline Slocock is the author of People Like Us: Margaret Thatcher and Me, which takes a fresh look at Margaret Thatcher, the woman.  She was the first ever female Private Secretary to any British Prime Minister, and had a front-row seat for the final eighteen months of Margaret Thatcher's premiership. A left-wing feminist, Slocock was no natural ally and yet she became fascinated by the real woman behind the Iron Lady façade and the Spitting Image parody.  Her book describes not just Margaret Thatcher's path to power and the events behind her traumatic exit but also reflects on how we see women and power, then and now.  Caroline later went on to become Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission.
An introduction will be given by Alison McGovern, MP, Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art. 
The lecture will be finished by 19:30, when refreshments will be served. 
The lecture will be filmed and made available to the public on after the event. 
This lecture is free of charge.
Credit: 'The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher OM, M.P.' by Henry Mee (detail) Parliamentary Art Collection WOA 3634.
 
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Please bring along the printed ticket, advisable age for entry is 18.
 
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Yes.  The ticket will need to be shown to security upon arrival at the entrance to Portcullis House.  Please allow a minimum of 40 minutes to process through security prior to the lecture commencing.
 
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No.  The person ordering the ticket must attend with their guest (if they have one), the ticket is non-transferable.  Proof of identity may be requested upon admittance.
 
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No.  The registered name on the ticket must attend with their guest (if they have one). 
 
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