for the public understanding of economics and entrepreneurship

Vinson Centre Affiliates

Margaret Thatcher Centre

Margaret Thatcher supported the University of Buckingham from its inception, taking part in its launch when Education Secretary (1970-74) and later becoming its Chancellor after leaving office (1992-98). The affiliation between the Margaret Thatcher Centre and the Vinson Centre for the Public Understanding of Economics and Entrepreneurship builds on this historical association and highlights Margaret Thatcher’s role in defending individual enterprise and market processes.

The Thatcher Centre aims to highlight the enduring relevance of her legacy in the sphere of political economy and elsewhere, whilst also considering the inevitable tensions that arose between a liberalising economic agenda and more ‘conservative’ and even centralising responses that were associated with other policy areas.

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