History Society Lecture

06 February 2020 - 17:45 to 19:00

This is a History Society Lecture.

Sir Anthony Seldon MA, Phd, FRSA, FRHisS, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, will deliver a lecture on 'Three Hundred Years of British Prime Ministers'. 

Registration: 5.30pm
Location: The Bingham Room
Qualifying Session (QS): Not accredited as a QS
Cost: Free of charge but booking is required

The Speaker 

Sir Anthony Seldon, FRSA ,FRHistS, FKC ,Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, and Britain's leading contemporary historian and political biographer.

The Lecture 

Three hundred years of British Prime ministers.

Do politicians become Prime minister because they enjoy remarkable qualities or is the answer more prosaic - luck, and being in the right place at the right time having a greater influence? 

These and other fascinating questions will be addressed as soon we mark three centuries of British Prime ministers since Sir Robert Walpole first assumed the mantle in April 1721 , serving until 1742 , still the longest period of  Prime ministerial office in this country.


Open to all Members of the Inn and their guests (maximum 2 guests). 

Book and pay online via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS).

Booking will open approximately 8 weeks prior to the event and will close, (for barrister members) 4 clear working days and (for student members) 5 clear working days before the event.