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From “Old Corruption” to the New Corruption? Public Life and Public Service in Britain, c. 1780–1940

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Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University

This is a two day conference: 24–25 January 2019, held at Oxford Brookes University and is supported by Newman University, Birmingham, History & Policy, King’s College London and the British Academy.

Keynote speakers: Professor Graham Brooks (University of West London); Professor Angus Hawkins (University of Oxford); Dr Kathryn Rix (History of Parliament).

The aim of the conference is to encourage a more integrated approach to the study and conceptualisation of political and administrative corruption during the period when Britain became a mass democracy and open up new historical perspectives through which we might better grasp the present.  

The two-day programme ranges across the period, c. 1780 to 1940, from the demise of  "Old Corruption" at the turn of the nineteenth century through to debates about capitalism, democracy and internationalism in inter-war Britain.

Full details are available on the conference website.

See the attached document for a transcription of the plenary discussion, with participants including:

Robert Barrington (Executive Director of Transparency International UK)

Rosemary Carter (Associate Director Regulatory Compliance, Ofqual)

Anneliese Dodds MP (MP for Oxford East)

Andrew Feinstein (CEO of Corruption Watch UK)

Oonagh Gay (Former Head, and Senior Researcher, of the Parliament and Constitution Centre, House of Commons)

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