School Days

Some well-known politicians discuss their schooling and how it has affected their lives and outlook. What was the most important thing they learned and did their school or home lives have the bigger political influence?

There are 12 videos in this series.

15 mins David Miliband
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15 mins Boris Johnson
Steve Richards interviews Conservative politician and former journalist Boris Johnson about key moments in the charismatic MP's own education.
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15 mins Jacqui Smith
In this programme schools minister, Jacqui Smith, talks to us about her time at school in Malvern.
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15 mins Michael Howard
In this programme, former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard reflects on his days at school in South Wales.
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15 mins Nick Gibb
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15 mins George Galloway
In this programme, Respect campaigner and politician George Galloway chats to Steve Richards about his school days in Dundee.
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15 mins Simon Hughes
Simon Hughes MP talks to Steve Richards about his successful school career and the challenges it prepared him for in later life.
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15 mins Clare Short
Outspoken Labour backbencher Clare Short talks to Steve Richards about her childhood memories in the poor areas of Birmingham and her time at Catholic school.
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15 mins Bonner Street Primary School, London
Former teachers and pupils of Bonner Street Primary School reminisce as their old school, a Victorian building built in 1876, is demolished.
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15 mins Brancaster Deepdale Primary, Norfolk
When Brancaster Deepdale Primary School closed, the two school buildings were made into homes. Now, more than 20 years later, former pupils and teachers gather to reminisce about their time at the Norfolk school.
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15 mins The Liverpool Collegiate
Former pupils and teachers from the 1930s and 40s return to Liverpool Collegiate's magnificent building, which has been restored and converted into flats, to reminisce about their time there.
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15 mins Ashmead Community School, Reading
As the last of Ashmead Community College's 1950s structure is demolished, former pupils and teachers return to the school to talk about their days there.
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