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We are delighted to invite you to join our next Ludgate Lecture, a series where we hear from prominent thinkers and decision-makers on the biggest issues of our time.

For this event, we will be hosting Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Political Science at the University of Kent.

Matthew recently served as Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Senior Advisor to the UK Education Select Committee. Last year, he was appointed as a Social Mobility Commissioner. The author of six books, Matthew recently wrote the bestseller Values, Voice and Virtue: The New British Politics. Additionally, he shares his views on his Substack, writing fortnightly newsletters and discussions with leading experts, thinkers, and writers – subscribe here.

Matthew will speak to the Executive Chair of Bright Blue, Ryan Shorthouse, about ‘The impact of the New Elite’.


Thursday 16th November 2023, 15:00 – 16:00


This event is free and open to all on our YouTube channel here.

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Attendees can submit questions, before or during the event, via Slido here or by using the code: #LudgateLectures.