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Sir Anthony Seldon: May at 10 – Monday 16 December 2019, 6.30pm, Vinson Building


Theresa May arrived in 10 Downing Street with the clearest, yet toughest, agenda of any Prime Minister since the Second World War: delivering Brexit. What followed was a tragedy in which the central character learnt too late how to fulfil her mission.

With unparalleled access to the advisers who shaped Theresa May’s premiership Seldon uncovers the inner workings of her government. May at 10 reveals the extraordinarily flawed conduct of the Brexit negotiations, explores her stalled domestic agenda, the disintegration of her relationship with her Cabinet and how it all crumbled. It tells, despite all this, the story of a hardworking and honourable woman who fought unstintingly to try to get the best deal for her country.

Anthony Seldon is the leading writer on Downing Street and in this talk will lift the lid on the time in office of this most secretive and enigmatic of Prime Ministers.

Price £7 to include a glass of wine