Press Release

05 December 2012

As the debate on Europe still dominates the political, and media, agenda Professor Tim Bale, Chair in Politics at Queen Mary University of London, will visit on Thursday to discuss the Conservative Party, coalition politics and Euroscepticism.

Dr John Fitzgibbon, Lecturer in Politics at Christ Church will also be taking part in the debate, with the discussion chaired by Dr Mark Bennister, Senior Lecturer in Politics for the University.  

Professor Tim Bale works on all aspects of party politics in Britain, Europe and sometimes further afield.  As well as his ongoing interest in the Conservatives and centre-right parties more generally, current projects include the following: the relationship between parties and interest groups; the party politics of immigration; and the British Labour Party after Blair.

Cameron and the Tories on Europe: A monumental mistake or the inevitable triumph of Euroscepticism? Takes place Thursday 6 December, Old Sessions House OG32, 1.30-3pm. All are welcome.















Notes to Editor

  • Tim gained his PhD at Sheffield University, taught politics at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand until 2003 and then at Sussex University until 2012. He was the co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research's annual Political Data Yearbook.  In 2008 he won the Political Studies Association's Bernard Crick Prize for Outstanding Teaching.  He was the co-founder of the PSA's specialist group on Conservatives and Conservatism.  Tim's media work includes writing for the Financial Times and the Guardian, and he has appeared on various BBC radio and television programmes.  In 2011 he received the Political Studies Association's W.J.M. Mackenzie prize for his book ‘The Conservative Party from Thatcher to Cameron’.  His latest book is ‘The Conservatives since 1945: the Drivers of Party Change’.  He occasionally tweets @ProfTimBale.


 Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2011 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey







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