After an announcement made yesterday, the world learned of the death of Margaret Thatcher. Many political world leaders sent their condolences to her children, and expressed sincere sympathy for the loss of the former Prime Minister of Britain. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to hold the office of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. She was the leader of the British Conservative party from 1979-1990, and was the first British Prime Minister in the 20th century to serve three consecutive terms.
If you’re interested in learning more, the library has a selection of resources for you. Discover more about Great Britain and the Iron Lady with these books and articles. The video database Films on Demand has a variety of films capturing the life and work of Margaret Thatcher. You can find a playlist of film segments here. Google books offers a free preview of Margaret Thatcher’s books: Downing Street Years and The Path to Power. Maclean’s magazine posted an announcement about the death of the former Prime Minister yesterday, as well as this article about her economic policies.
Margaret Thatcher was a woman driven by what she thought was right, and a willingness to succeed. With the Winter semester nearly complete and final exams on the horizon, take a moment to consider these words of wisdom from Margaret Thatcher: “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”