Wednesday 11th June
Palace of Westminster
Room: W1WH, Old Building
As part of The Bow Group's conservative political thought series our next event will be with the academic Roger Scruton. This debate will discus British conservatism and its role in the Conservative party.
The central questions of this debate will be:
Where should the should the Conservatives be heading ideologically?
How is conservatism relevant to modern Britain and 21st Century issues?
Professor Scruton was a lecturer of aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, from 1971 to 1992. Since 1992, he has held part-time positions at Boston University, the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and the University of St Andrews. In 1982 he helped found The Salisbury Review, a conservative political journal, which he edited for 18 years, and he founded the Claridge Press in 1987. Scruton sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Aesthetics, and is a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Centre.
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Speakers: The Hon. John Redwood MP and Mr Graham Brady MP
Date: Monday 23rd June
Palace of Westminster, Committee Room 17
With only 12 months until the next General Election and many Conservatives arguing for clear blue water between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. The Bow Group will be hosting a debate on “How should the Coalition breakup?”, In order to develop clarity of message and a Conservative victory on May the 8th 2015.
The Bow Group Council are delighted to invite members and friends to our annual summer black tie dinner with our senior patron and former leader of the Conservative Party, Lord Michael Howard.
To take place on Thursday 17th July, 19:00
We shall be spending the evening at the 'Inn The Park', which is situated right in the middle of St James's Park which shall provide an excellent backdrop to the event.
You can get your ticket at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bow-group-summer-dinner-tickets-12076969541
For £39.50, guests will receive a three course meal, a glass of wine and a tea or filter coffee after the meal.
About Lord Howard
A former Chairman and current Senior Patron of the Bow Group, Michael Howard was the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005. He previously held cabinet positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Employment (1990-92), Secretary of State for the Environment (1992-93) and Home Secretary (1993-97).
He became a Member of Parliament in the 1983 general election, and in 1985 joined the Government as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry in 1985 with responsibility for regulating the financial dealings of the City of London.
In 1987 he became Minister for Local Government, then Minister for Water and Planning in 1988 before joining the Cabinet first as Secretary of State for Employment, then Secretary of State for the Environment, and became Home Secretary in 1993.
In Opposition, Michael Howard served as Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Shadow Chancellor, and Leader of the Opposition. He led the Conservative Party to the general election of 2005.
On the 22nd October 2014 the Bow Group will welcome The Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP to set out his vision for a conservative Britain in 2020.
The Houses of Parliament
Tuesday 18th November
The Bow Group is pleased to host The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP to lay out a conservative vision for Britain's future on the world stage.
Dr Fox was the Secretary of Defence from 2010 to 2011, and previously served as Shadow Secretary of State, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Join us to listen to and question Liam on the challenges and solutions that face conservatives in the future of British Foreign Policy.
Join the Bow Group for our annual Christmas Champagne reception and carol from The Rt. Hon. John Redwood MP in the heart of Parliament.
The reception will take place the Jubilee Room, House of Commons on Wednesday 17th December 2014 at 16:00.
Tickets for the reception are just £5, and will include a champagne reception and Christmas fayre, available here:
Followed by a Christmas dinner at the Caledonian Club at 1930.
A place at our Christmas dinner is £55, and includes a free ticket to the champagne reception.
Tickets are available here:
Add the event to your facebook calender here.
John Redwood has been an MP since 1987 and has held ministerial office holding the positions of Welsh Secretary in the John Major government. He was also Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party's Policy Review Group on Economic Competitiveness. John is now championing the much debated issue of English votes for English Laws to finally become a reality.
Watch his Christmas Carol from last year here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZDOeWTEF4U&list=UUvH7hdaKschISNv7yZV3Qwg
We will be hosting a unique event in the New Year with Dr Starkey and Professor Scruton
"The Government's new counter-extremism strategy - Confronting the abuse of Muslim women today? - is there a link between anti-social behaviour & Islam in Britain?"
Baroness Caroline Cox
6pm on Wednesday March 25th 2015
1, Parliament Street
House of Commons, London
(Please arrive at 1 Parliament Street entrance, and allow time to clear security)
Our series of events and debates will resume following the 2015 General Election.
The Trident Debate
There are 16,000 nuclear missiles in the world - but who has them, and does Britain really need its own arsenal?
Join us in the debate, have your say whether Britain should have a nuclear deterrent.
Speakers will include:
Indra Adnan from Move on Trident, Kate Hudson from Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Ben Harris-Quinney from the Conservative Think Tank Bow Group with more still to be confirmed.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
173-177 Euston Road London , NW1 2BJ, London
By courtesy of the Embassy of Israel in London, the Bow Group would like to invite its members and supporters to an embassy reception with the Speaker of the Israeli Knesset: Mr. Yuli-Yoel Edelstein MK.
The event will be held in the Central London area to commence at 19:30.
The exact location will be announced to attendees closer to the 2nd March.