She Delivered.
Now it's our turn.

 

She Delivered.
Now it's our turn.

 

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The Third Annual Margaret Thatcher Lecture & Gala Dinner will be held on Monday 17 October 2016 at London's Guildhall.

The Margaret Thatcher Centre: Living History

Welcome to the online home of the Cherish Freedom Trust’s Margaret Thatcher Centre, an institution dedicated to educating future generations and sharing the story of Lady Thatcher’s life and legacy. As the 20th century’s longest serving Prime Minister and the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was a model of courage and leadership and the policies which she championed, while controversial, continue to affect the UK to this day.

Her years as Prime Minister and the legacy she has left behind will be debated, critiqued and revered in equal measures for years to come, and it is important that we encourage this conversation on one of our nation’s most important historical turning points.

More than a mere archive of artifacts, the Centre seeks to keep this legacy and her era alive—and show how the impact she made on the world as Prime Minister can still be felt today.

The Centre will provide engaging programming and exhibits for all visitors. On this website, you can learn more about our offerings for school children, university students, academic researchers, public servants, and the general public. The Margaret Thatcher Centre will also offer education and training in key life skills to assist the rise of a new generation of effective leaders and public servants from all sides of the political arena who want to serve their country.

Originally conceived in 2009, the Centre received the personal backing of Lady Thatcher herself, as well as that of her close advisers and parliamentary colleagues. These endorsements are a testament to the importance of keeping her legacy alive for posterity.

But now, we need your help, as well.

If you would be interested in supporting this important educational undertaking and helping to fund the construction of The Margaret Thatcher Centre in Cambridge, please visit the webpage of our first donor club, The Pioneers, to learn more about partnering with the Centre, or by making your donation here, as well as consider contacting [email protected]com.

Endorsements

Margaret Thatcher restored Britain’s pride. It is right that there is a lasting monument to her greatness. I am honoured to be a Patron of the Margaret Thatcher Centre and look forward to it shaping future generations’ knowledge of a most remarkable woman.

The Hon. Tony Abbott MPFormer Prime Minister of Australia

I am delighted that there are plans to create the Margaret Thatcher Centre. This will conserve Lady Thatcher’s legacy and teach a whole new generation about the importance of the work she did as prime minister.

Rt Hon Lord Parkinson of CarnforthFormer Conservative Party Chairman

The establishment of a Margaret Thatcher Centre to carry forward the ideals and unfinished work of Margaret Thatcher is to be welcomed.

Rt Hon Lord Tebbit of Chingford CHFormer Conservative Party Chairman

Margaret Thatcher was a giant among political leaders. It is right that she is honoured in the same way as past great Prime Ministers. The establishment of the Margaret Thatcher Centre is a worthy project that I am pleased to support.

Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MPFormer Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government and Former Leader of Bradford Council

This project will ensure that people across the world will have a base at which to learn about Margaret Thatcher’s remarkable life and achievements for years to come. It is a project that I am proud to support.

Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MPSecretary of State for International Trade

I am very pleased to give my full support to the project. One of the many great things about Margaret Thatcher was she believed that it did not matter where you were born or where you came from. It was what you wanted to do that counted, whether in building a business, working hard or caring for your family, you deserved support from the Government. This marvellous idea will continue to support these ideas long after her passing. She would be immensely proud.

Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MPChairman of the Conservative Party, Former Secretary of State for Transport and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State under Margaret Thatcher

I can think no better tribute to her than the establishment of the Margaret Thatcher Centre.

Rt Hon David Jones MPMinister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union and Former Secretary of State for Wales

Lady Thatcher changed the political landscape in Britain and so we wanted something fitting her memory. She believed in action and so along with the usual statues and portraits we thought it was vital to do something that will continue to actively contribute toward political debate long after her death.

Conor Burns MPParliamentary Spokesman for the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Trustee of the Cherish Freedom Trust, Member of Parliament for Bournemouth West and close friend of Lady Thatcher

As the nation reflects on the extraordinary achievements of Margaret Thatcher both at home and abroad, this is a timely moment to embark on a really exciting project to help future generations to understand both the magnitude of her impact and the inspirational personality which was Margaret Thatcher.

Rt Hon Sir Gerald Howarth MPFormer Defence Minister, Former Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher

The Centre will be a place for scholars, students and tourists alike to come and learn about the remarkable life, the unique achievements and the core values of Margaret Thatcher. I am honoured to be chairman of its trustees and look forward to working to secure Lady Thatcher’s legacy for future generations.

Ben ElliotChairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cherish Freedom Trust

It is critical that Margaret Thatcher’s remarkable legacy is protected for future generations. Like her good friend, Ronald Reagan, she knew that freedom was never more than one generation away from extinction. This exciting project, which Young America’s Foundation is proud to support, will allow thousands of people around the world to explore the life, values and achievements of Margaret Thatcher.

Ron RobinsonPresident of Young America’s Foundation (which saved Ronald Reagan’s beloved ranch in California and which created the Reagan Ranch Centre in Santa Barbara, on which this project is based)

Great idea for Thatcher “presidential” library. Important to support commemoration of great PM.

Rupert MurdochChairman & CEO, News Corporation

I love museums, and am of course thrilled to read in The Sunday Telegraph that we are going to have a Thatcher foundation and museum in London, world capital of culture. I expect that it will embrace the spirit of this country’s greatest post-war prime minister, and have touches that are both traditional and up-to-date.

Boris Johnson MPForeign Secretary and former Mayor of London