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The Freedom Festival


Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th March 2018

Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AL

FRIDAY 23rd March
From 3:00 p.m. Registration at the entrance to the Drawing Room
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tea & Lady T: SIR MARK WORTHINGTON O.B.E. and Simon Richards Drawing Room
7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Drinks Reception Drawing Room
7:45 to 10:00 p.m. The Freedom Festival Dinner: CONOR BURNS M.P. and Sir Mark Worthington O.B.E. Reagan Room
10:00 to 11:00 p.m. A country house murder quiz: Simon Richards with a candlestick in the Drawing Room
SATURDAY 24th March
From 9:30 a.m. Registration (for those not already registered on Friday) at the entrance to Drawing Room. Tea/coffee available.
10:00 to 10:55 a.m. A woman of conviction: BARONESS (CAROLINE) COX in conversation with Andrew Allison (Head of Campaigns, The Freedom Association) Reagan Room
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Review of the day’s newspapers etc. with DONAL BLANEY (President of the Cherish Freedom Foundation and Founder of the Margaret Thatcher Centre) and JONATHAN ISABY (Editor, Brexit Central) Reagan Room
11:30 to 11:50 a.m. Coffee Drawing Room
11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. How the Conservative Party can win the next general election: what went wrong in 2017 and how to remedy it. DR. THEODORE BROMUND, PhD. (Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation) Reagan Room
12:50 to 1:45 p.m. Brexit. (Panel of speakers to be confirmed) Reagan Room
1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch The Hotel Miramar restaurant: No. 43
2:45 to 3:40 p.m. Putin and the useful idiots. ALEXANDER BOOT (Russian writer, critic and polemicist) and PETER MULLEN Reagan Room
3:40 to 4:00 p.m. Tea Drawing Room
4:00 to 4:55 p.m. Question and Answer session (Panel of speakers to be confirmed) Reagan Room
5:00 to 5:55 p.m. The Inaugural Jillian Becker Annual Lecture: Threats to Freedom ANTHONY DANIELS (pen name: Theodore Dalrymple), chaired by Peter Mullen Reagan Room
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Drinks Reception Drawing Room
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 2-course Fish & Chips Seaside Supper and a drink Harry Ramsden, Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 2EZ