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


Latest News

Centre for Opposition Studies launches research degrees

The Centre for Opposition Studies at the University of Bolton has announced the introduction of a range of pioneering research degrees to advance the study of politics in the UK and worldwide.

The courses announced today are the first in what is hoped will be a series of new programmes to further the study of politics and political opposition.

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Most recent event:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Kinnock

Monday 24 April 2017 at 5pm - Room G, House of Lords, Westminster

Neil Kinnock, who led the Opposition from 1983-1992, was speaking at an event organised in Westminster by the Centre for Opposition Studies at the University of Bolton. He offered his reflections on his time as Leader, and on the current leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

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Upcoming events:

John Woodcock MP

Due to the Snap General Election called by Prime Minister Theresa May for 8th June, we have had to postpone the previously advertised talk due to be given by John Woodcock, who was Labour MP for Barrow and Furness until Parliament was dissolved this week, and who is now seeking reelection.
We hope to rearrange the event at a future date.

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