This module in partnership with No. 10 Downing Street examines how British Prime Ministers have governed in the period 1979-2015. It considers the issues from an historical perspective, tracing changes over the thirty-six years across the biggest issues of government, using the rigour of the historical method. Special attention will be given to the memoirs and diaries of the prime ministers, cabinet ministers and senior officials involved in managing the central machinery of government. Past speakers include, Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood and For Mark Sedwill. Former Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to the class on two occasions. The class also visited No.10 Downing Street.
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Weekly 1-hour lecture and weekly 1-hour seminar group
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