Talk by Professor Tony Badger

All alumni and a guest are invited to a talk by Professor Tony Badger, Emeritus Master of Clare which will take place at the Oxford and Cambridge Club (71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD) on Thursday 28th March 2019 at 6.30pm.    

Tony will be speaking on his new book, Albert Gore, Sr.: A Political Life.  His book seeks not just to explore the successes and failures of an important political figure who spent more than three decades in the national eye—and whose son would become Vice President of the United States—but also to explain the dramatic changes in the South that led to national political realignment. In looking at the United States Senate in the 1950s and 1960s and its bi-partisan and progressive accomplishments, Tony offers insights, particularly important today, on what America was like at the height of its 20th century ascendance. Tony shows how Gore’s response to infrastructure investment in roads and atomic energy, tax cuts, nuclear disarmament, civil rights, and the Vietnam War led the historian C Vann Woodward to conclude that Gore built a ‘career on a platform to the left of any elected politician south of him and of most of those to the north.’


6.30pm Drinks and canapés (Upper Drawing Room)

7.00pm Talk from Professor Tony Badger followed by Q&A (Princess Marie Louise Room)

8.00pm Drinks reception


Dress Code: Business attire or other dress of appropriate formality. For full details see here.

Tickets for the event are £20 and you are most welcome to bring a guest.  We expect this to be a popular event, so please do book early to avoid disappointment by completing the online booking form, if you wish to join us.