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Margaret Thatcher, 1979-2019: The Iron Lady After 40 Years

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ClassGraphic Margaret Thatcher remains probably the most important political leader in the UK since Churchill. She was also the first democratically-elected female leader of a major modern state and the first woman governing a major power since Catherine II.  This study group proposes to study her legacy forty years after her first electoral victory (1979), including the Anglo-American “Special Relationship,” renascent Scottish nationalism, and especially Brexit, which she would surely have celebrated, and presumably will be implemented in February 2019. Readings will come from an excellent recent study by Meredith Veldman, Margaret Thatcher: Shaping the New Conservatism (Oxford University Press, 2015). The program will include a guest cameo by OLLI’s director, Kirsty Montgomery, who grew up in Thatcher’s England of the 1980s. No class on 01/21/19.



Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.E. William Monter2.Christine Harmon3.Jerry Bernstein 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 01/21/2019, 01/21/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/14/2019 - 2/11/2019 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Jerry Bernstein  ; Christine Harmon  ; E. William Monter  ClassRoom