18 October 2022
The Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law
Speaker: Professor Graham Walker
This month’s talk on The Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law will be delivered by Emeritus Professor of Political History at Queen’s University Belfast. He has published extensively in the subject areas of British and Irish history and politics. He is the author of political biographies and studies of political parties including a history of the Ulster Unionist Party. He is the joint author of a forthcoming work on Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Union.
The talk will assess the political career of Andrew Bonar Law who became Prime Minister one hundred years ago in 1922. It will also be concerned with his family connection to Ulster and his passionate interventions in the Irish Home Rule controversies of the years preceding the First World War.
The Andrew Bonar Law Memorial Project to mark the 100th anniversary of Bonar Law becoming Prime Minister is fundraising to have a bust of Law placed in Coleraine Town Hall, to be unveiled in October 2022. More information can be found at Andrew Bonar Law Memorial – 100 Years NI Centenary