Synopses for JW3 Zoom classes, Thursday 10th December
Morning: The War is Over
Our morning divides neatly (!) into two.
The first part will look at Britain itself in the austerity years of the Labour Government between 1945 to 1951.
It will embrace topics ranging from rationing to the dreadful winter of 1947, from Nationalisation to The NHS and Secondary Education for All.
The second part will look at Britain on the wider world stage from its relationship with post war Europe, its embracing of an independent nuclear deterrent, through to the Partitioning of India and our relationship with The USA.
Austerity Britain by David Kynaston
Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950-2017 by Ian Kershaw
The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum
Afternoon: Changing Nature of The Premiership
From Walpole to Johnson
Nature of Changes
Towards a Presidential Style: Lloyd George and Churchill
Has there been a fall in the Quality of Candidates? If so, why?
Role of The PM
Is reform in the air despite public apathy?
Cabinet Ministers, Civil Servants, and SPADs
Person Specification for the job of PM?
'The Powerlessness of Power' (Can't think of a better issue on which to end!)
The Prime Ministers ed. Iain Dale
The Prime Ministers by Steve Richards
The Prime Minister by Peter Hennessy
British Prime Ministers from Balfour to Brown by Pearce and Goodlad
Statecraft by Margaret Thatcher