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British Shipbuilders plc: from Nationalisation to Privatisation, 1977-1984 - 27 January 2022

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The inaugural Peter N Davies Memorial Lecture

The British Shipbuilding industry was rather unique in that it went from private control to nationalisation and back to private control in little over a decade from July 1977.

This talk will discuss a paper by Professor Hugh Murphy, of the University of Glasgow, which explores both the context to the very late nationalisation of the industry and the impact of nationalisation and subsequent re-privatisation, before concluding whether or not either were successful.

Speaker bio

Professor Hugh Murphy is an Honorary Professor of Business History in the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Glasgow, and Visiting Reader in Maritime History, National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich.

This event will take place both in person in the Dockrill Room at King's College London and online via Zoom.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a limit of 20 in-person tickets for this event.

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