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Baroness Hayter joins Westminster history team

8 February 2012

The Department of Social and Historical Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, as Visiting Professor in History at the University of Westminster.

Dianne Hayter

Dianne Hayter has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in political life, in the charitable and public sectors, and within the trade union movement. Her career also includes a period as a reporter and researcher for Channel 4. She plays a leading role in several London charities and is an active member of the House of Lords.

Dianne Hayter was actively engaged in the re-positioning of the Labour Party during the 1980s, demonstrating a powerful political realism that helped bring the party back into the mainstream of British politics, and thereby contributed to the success of Labour during the 1990s. She has lived through and contributed to the contemporary political development of Britain and Europe. She is the author of Fightback! Labour's Traditional Right in the 1970s and 1980s (2005).

Dianne will give a number of lectures to Westminster History students during the three-year period of her Visiting Professorship and will contribute to the History Research Seminar Programme. She will give an inaugural public lecture.

Acting Head of Department, Dr Martin Doherty said, ‘We’re delighted that Dianne will be joining us at Westminster, and we look forward to some fascinating discussions on a crucial period in the history of the modern Labour movement’.

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