Message from the Chairman of the Centre for Opposition Studies at the University of Bolton

Mohammed Abdel-Haq

I am very pleased to welcome you to the Centre for Opposition Studies at the University of Bolton.  Since we founded the Centre in 2010, it has grown into a respected political research organisation, with a mission to put the study of political opposition, government and democratic development at the heart of political studies in the UK and around the world.

Our partnership with the University of Bolton allows us to move to the next level of our endeavors in pursuing academic research and developing programmes of study across the broader spectrum of political studies. We are very grateful for the leadership and vision of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bolton Professor George Holmes, which has made this unique partnership possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to participate in our events, projects and academic programmes as we continue to grow and develop

Best wishes

Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq


Upcoming events:

Neil Kinnock in coversation with Peter Hennessy

Monday 24 April 2017 at 6pm - Room G, House of Lords, Westminster, London

Lord Kinnock, who led the Labour Party as the Official Opposition from 1983 to 1992, will join the celebrated historian Professor Lord Hennessy in a discussion of the challenges of opposition, drawing on their respective experiences and expertise.

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John Woodcock MP

Thursday 25 May 2017 at 5pm - University of Bolton

The Centre for Opposition Studies at the University of Bolton is pleased to present our first lecture on campus, and we are delighted to welcome the Labour MP John Woodcock, who will address the future of social democracy in England.

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