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  • London, England
    Saturday Jun 20, 1970

    Margaret Thatcher

    Secretary of State for Education and Science

    London, England
    Saturday Jun 20, 1970

    The Conservative Party led by Edward Heath won the 1970 general election, and Thatcher was subsequently appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Education and Science. Thatcher caused controversy when after only a few days in office she withdrew Labour's Circular 10/65 which attempted to force comprehensivisation, without going through a consultation progress.




  • Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1970

    Prince Charles

    Graduation

    Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    Tuesday Jun 23, 1970

    Charles broke royal tradition a second time when he proceeded straight to university after his A-levels, rather than joining the British Armed Forces. In October 1967, he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read anthropology, archaeology, and history. During his second year, Charles attended the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, studying Welsh history and language for a term. He graduated from Cambridge with a 2:2 Bachelor of Arts on 23 June 1970, the first heir apparent to earn a university degree.




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