A limited number of members will be able to visit the Houses of Parliament to hear from two very distinguished Conservative politicians.
William Hague, Ex-President, Magdalen College, first joined the Cabinet in 1995 as Welsh Secretary and led the Party after the 1997 general election. After shadowing the position in opposition, he was appointed Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State in 2010. Last July, he became Leader of the House of Commons. As he has announced he will be retiring from Parliament at the general election, after over 25 years of service, this will be the last time the Association can see this particular alumnus as a Member of Parliament.
Norman Tebbit held a number of senior positions in the government of Margaret Thatcher, Ex-President, Somerville College. Firstly, as Employment Secretary and then as Trade and Industry Secretary, he was at the forefront of key Conservative policies, such as trade union reform and industry privatisation. He then chaired the Party through a third consecutive general election victory before leaving frontbench politics.