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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


The second annual POLIS-Robinson College seminar series in British Politics will take place on Fridays at 5pm in Robinson College (unless otherwise indicated).

This term’s speakers will include the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Lamont of Lerwick; Theresa May’s former chief of staff, Nick Timothy; the drafter of Article 50, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard; Jeremy Corbyn’s former spokesperson, Matt Zarb-Cousin; and two senior Labour MPs, Dame Margaret Hodge and Nia Griffith.

Seminars will be held under the Chatham House rule. All University members are welcome (and non-members by application to the seminar convenors Dr Julie Smith ( and Dr Peter Sloman (

Dates of seminars