The sixth Edward Heath Annual Salisbury Lecture will be held on Wednesday, 7th July, in Salisbury Cathedral.

The lecturer this year is (Lord) Kenneth Clarke, who was a whip during the Heath government before serving as Education, Health and Home Secretaries, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord Chancellor under subsequent Conservative prime ministers. He will be in conversation with the former Cabinet Secretary, (Lord) Robin Butler, and the historian, Dominic Sandbrook, whose book, ‘State of Emergency - The way we were, Britain 1970-74’ (Penguin, 2012), tells the story of the Heath government.

This year’s lecture is entitled ‘A Better Tomorrow: The British general election of June 1970 and its meaning today’. It will be held at 3.00pm for 3.15pm on Wednesday, 7th July, in the nave of Salisbury Cathedral, with appropriate social distancing, and be followed by a Reception in the Cloister of the Cathedral at 4.30pm.

During the reception you will be able to visit the Magna Carta exhibition. If you would also like to visit ‘Arundells’ - Ted’s beloved and beautiful house and garden on the West Walk of the Close, diagonally opposite the Cathedral - you would be very welcome to do so earlier in the day, before the lecture. The house will be open from 11.00am until 2.30pm.

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