Some forgotten figures of Liberal history may deserve their obscurity, but most remain an unmined source of reference, quotation and inspiration for the contemporary Liberal Democrat – especially now, when the party is participating in national government for the first time in more than a generation.
On Monday 20th June, for this year’s Liberal Democrat History Group summer meeting, two senior party figures and the biographer of Richard Wainwright will join myself in presenting our own forgotten heroes from the twilight of history and talk about how our champions’ public lives can influence today’s Liberal Democrats.
The three other speakers are Lady Floella Benjamin, Lord Navnit Dholakia and Dr Matt Cole.
I hope you can make it to hear us at 6:30pm on 20 June in the David Lloyd George Room, National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE.
The meeting will also mark the launch of Matt Cole’s new biography, Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats; copies will be available for sale.
Attendance at the meeting is free and you do not need to be a member of the History Group (or of the National Liberal Club) to come.
You can now listen to the talk I gave at this event and here is the meeting report subsequently run in the Journal of Liberal History: