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18:30 - 20:00 15 May 2017

“Nationalism should not be confused with patriotism” - our divided politics


Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Ruth Davidson, MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives
Tony Wright, Visiting Professor of Government & Public Policy, Constitution Unit, UCL

Ruth Davidson MSP, leader of the Scottish Conservatives will give the Orwell Prize Shortlist Lecture 2017, co-hosted by the UCL Constituion Unit and Chaired by Tony Wright.

Shortlists for the Orwell Prizes 2017 will be announced after the lecture. The Orwell Prize is the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Founded by Professor Sir Bernard Crick, it has been awarded since 1994 for the books and journalism which best meet Orwell’s ambition to ‘make political writing into an art’. The Orwell Prizes are awarded by the Orwell Foundation.

A drinks reception will follow in the Wilkins Building, North Cloisters (across the road) from 8.00pm.


Bernadette Ross
+44 (0)20 7679 4977 | b.ross@ucl.ac.uk


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