Policy Exchange appoints Charles Moore as a Visiting Scholar

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of Charles Moore – the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher and one of Britain’s most widely read and respected columnists – as its newest Visiting Scholar. Charles will focus on the lessons of Margaret Thatcher’s career for the current political era.

Charles first addressed aspects of this topic as one of three keynote panellists on a Policy Exchange platform held on the eve of the former Prime Minister’s funeral – entitled Margaret Thatcher: Mother of Modernisation? The second volume of his life of Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century, entitled Everything She Wants, covering the years between 1982 to 1987, will be published this autumn.

Charles was Chairman of Policy Exchange between 2005 and 2011 and has continued to appear at our events, most recently in discussion with Steve Hilton on his new book, More Human. He is presently a columnist for The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator – both of publications which he previously edited.

Other Visiting Scholars at Policy Exchange include Matt Ridley, Rt Hon David Lammy MP and Steve Hilton.

Charles Moore said, “It is a great pleasure to have the chance to work with Policy Exchange once again as a Visiting Scholar. I am especially grateful to Dean Godson for inviting me to explore the lessons that our current politicians could learn from Margaret Thatcher’s time in office.”

Dean Godson, Director of Policy Exchange said, “Charles Moore is one of the finest journalists and writers of today. I am thrilled that he has taken up this post with Policy Exchange and look forward to working with him once more.”

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