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28th February 2013

Lord Douglas Hurd speaks at Exeter

Lord Douglas Hurd spoke at Exeter College on 27 February about his career working with three prime ministers: Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, and John Major.

Lord Hurd addressed a packed drawing room in the Rector’s Lodgings as he recalled what it was like to work with the three prime ministers under whom he served. He talked about Heath’s unexpected election win in 1970 and Mrs Thatcher’s ability to enchant and to terrify equally. He also praised John Major, who he described as a most likeable man who had a tendency to be too sensitive about comments made about him in the press.

The talk was followed by a questions and answers session which was enjoyed by students, alumni, Fellows and staff.

Lord Hurd in the Rector’s drawing room

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