News

Title

Sir David Butler’s 90th Birthday Lecture - 17th October 2014

Sir David Butler is widely held to be the father of psephology – the scientific study of elections – in Britain. 

The special lecture delivered for David's 90th birthday was part of the series of seminars David ran for 53 years at Nuffield College, which have hosted some of politics’ most respected figures.

David Dimbleby, Chair of BBC Question time since 1994 and presenter of the BBC’s general election programmes delivered a lecture to mark Sir David Butler’s 90th birthday last Friday 17th October.

Titled '"Not the answers you fool, the questions".  The future of political interviewing', David captivated the audience, which included many former students and co-authors of David Butler. 

This event was co-organised with Nuffield College, University of Oxford - for which we give great thanks to Andrew Dilnot and his colleagues.

Please find our photos of the event by clicking here

If you would like to watch the lecture that was broadcast on BBC Parliament please click here​ - provided by BBC iPlayer.​