Lord Heseltine gets competitive at public lecture series
Lord Heseltine will be reflecting on his experiences in a political career spanning almost half a century when he gives the fourth of the University of Salford Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture Series for the year on Thursday 3 May.
In his lecture, entitled ‘UK Competitiveness’, the former MP, Cabinet Minister and Deputy Prime Minister will also be discussing his current work as chair of an advisory panel for a £3.4 billion Regional Growth Fund and leader of an independent review into how UK businesses can compete even more effectively.
A Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001, Lord Heseltine was a prominent figure in the governments of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major. In 1990 he stood against Margaret Thatcher for leadership of the Conservative Party and, although he was unsuccessful, it is said that his action triggered Thatcher’s eventual resignation.
Described as a charismatic and prolific speaker, Lord Heseltine is also founder and Chairman of the Haymarket Group, one of the largest privately-owned media companies in the UK. He has written books on Europe and his own political autobiography, Life in the Jungle, and is working on a book on urban regeneration.
Lord Heseltine’s lecture is open to the general public, students and staff and will take place in the University’s Lady Hale Building on the main campus on Thursday 3 May, starting at 6.00pm.
Free tickets to the event are limited and will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis. Anyone wishing to attend can register at: https://supporters.salford.ac.uk/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=799.