« LE Royaume-Uni A L’EPREUVE DE LA CRISE, 1970-1979 » [AGREGATION]


One-day conference organised by Stéphane Porion, MCF (département d’anglais, Université François Rabelais, Tours).


Friday October 21, 2016.


Université de Tours (site Tanneurs), 5e étage B.U., 3 rue des Tanneurs, 37000 TOURS.



9h30-9h45: Stéphane PORION, MCF (Université François Rabelais, Tours, ICD – EA 6297): “Opening remarks on the turbulent 1970s”


9h45-10h45: Keynote Address: Lord Kenneth MORGAN, Professor (The Queen’s College, Oxford, and King’s College, London):

“Britain in the 1970s: Homage to Wilson and Callaghan”


10h45-11h: Coffee Break




Chair: Marie-Claude ESPOSITO, PR (Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris III)


11h-11h30: Stéphane PORION, MCF (Université François Rabelais, Tours, ICD – EA 6297):

“Enoch Powell’s opposition to Edward Heath’s policies: a crisis of leadership within the Conservative Party? (1970-1974)”


11h30-12h: Marc LENORMAND, MCF (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, EMMA – EA741):

““A mighty influence in the land”? The trade unions in crisis Britain, 1970-1979”

12h-12h15: concluding remarks


12h15-13h45: Lunch




Chair: Stéphane PORION, MCF (Université François Rabelais, Tours)


13h45-14h15: Susan FINDING, PR (Université de Poitiers, MIMMOC & FE2C) :

“Education from Plowden to Thatcher – red, yellow, black and blue building bricks. A decade of increased opportunities or of rising discontent?”


14h15-14h45: Imelda ELLIOTT, PR (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, HLLI – EA4030 LCEM-MUSE):

“Conservative Education Policy in England and Wales 1970-1979”


14h45-15h15: Duncan THOM, PRAG doctorant (Université Paris-Sud,  HDEA – EA 4086, Université Paris Sorbonne):

“The NHS in UK Election Campaigns, 1970-1979”


15h15-15h30: concluding remarks


15h30-15h45: Coffee Break




Chair: Lord Kenneth MORGAN, Professor (The Queen’s College, Oxford, and King’s College, London)


15h45-16h15: Philippe CAUVET, MCF (Université de Poitiers, MIMMOC & FE2C):

“The British State and the Northern Ireland Crisis from Wilson to Thatcher”


16h15-16h45: Edwige CAMP-PIETRAIN, PR (Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, CALHISTE – EA 4343):

“The Scotland Act (1978), a response to the SNP’s electoral breakthrough”


16h45-17h15: Elizabeth GIBSON-MORGAN, MCF HDR (Université François Rabelais de Tours, ICD – EA 6297):

“The 1975 United Kingdom’s referendum on Europe: A crisis momentarily averted”


17h15-17h30: concluding remarks


17h30: End