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18:00 - 19:30 31 January 2013

Working in Whitehall: the Good and the Bad


Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6 | Gordon House (link Map)
31-34 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PY |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Hilary Jackson
David Laughrin
Peter Waller

Hilary Jackson, David Laughrin and Peter Waller were all senior officials who have recently retired from working in Whitehall. They will talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the UK civil service, the highs and lows of their careers, and the pleasure and the pain of working with Ministers and with Parliament. Their combined experience covers a dozen Whitehall departments, and their stories will bring alive the satisfaction but also the frustrations of developing and implementing public policy in the UK civil service.


Alexandra Skinner
0207 679 4999 | alexandra.skinner@ucl.ac.uk


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