Past Speakers



The Rt Hon. the Lord Janvrin GCB KCVO

HM Diplomatic Service

Queens Private  Secretary

Deputy Chairman of HSBC Bank & now a Senior Advisor

Various other positions

"The Relevance of the Monarchy in the Digital Age"




Baron Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, GCMG, CH, KBE, PC

Former leader of the Liberal Party.

Former High representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

"The world is never going to be the same again and what we should do about it"




Sir Michael Burton. KCVO, CMG

Arabist and senior Diplomat in charge of the Middle East desk. Ambassador in various Middle East countries and senior minister in Germany on the fall of the Berlin wall .

"Arab Spring-Turbulence in the MiddleEast/Syria-what does it mean for us"




Field Marshall Baron Charles Guthrie of Cragiebank

Former Chief of Defence Staff

"Can we still defend ourselves"




William Horseley

Advisor Council Of Europe & UNESCO

UK Chairman : Association of European Journalist

"Europe- In or Out"






Lt Gen David Leakey . CMG CBE


" Monarch and Parliament " . Black Rod speaks on a public servants role in a challenging and changing political arena.






Admiral The Right Honourable Baron West of Spithead. GCB DSC PC ADC Duniv

Former First Sea Lord of the Navy

Head of Naval intelligence & Chief of Defence Intelligence in the Kosovo war

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Former  NATO Commander-in-Chief Atlantic . Former  NATO Commander Allied Naval Forces North.


He led the UK Maritime Response to 9/11 and the  Invasion of Afghanistan.

First and Principal Naval aide-de-camp to H.M. The Queen.

Led the Navy in the initial invasion of Iraq

UK’s first ever National Security and Cyber Security strategies and  Strategies for Countering International Terrorism.

Privy Counsellor in 2010. Chairman of QinetiQ Defence Advisory Board .Chairman of National Security Forum

" Can The Royal Navy Defend British Shores ? 'Blood - Letting ' on Aircraft Carriers & Impact of Cyber Warfare "


Jonathan Fenby CBE

Former  Editor Reuters . Former Chief Correspondent , The Economist.

" The Rise and Rise of China "





Dominic Grieve QC MP

Former Attorney General

Present Chairman Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee

"Does the United Kingdom have a future and what can be done to preserve it ?"



The Lord Hennessey of Nympsfield . FBA

Hon Fellow of St Johns college, Cambridge. The LondonSchool of Economics & St Benets Hall, Oxford .

" Britains Place in the world and in the aftermath of an Historical European Referendum "





CLOVELLY TALKS IN LONDON - 2nd November, 2016.


Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette was the  Chair of the Arts Council and the Chairman of ITV at the time . He spoke on

“Why should the Public fund the Arts ? "






General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB 0BE

Officer of the legion of Merit (USA)

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander NATO

Spoke on:

"Britain nato security & russia"





Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles  KCMG LVOE

Former British Ambassador to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
A distinguished Diplomat

Spoke on:

"What the jihadis really want"





Clovelly Talks in London Thursday 9th November, 2017

The Rt Hon. The Lord Judge PC

Former Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales.
President of the Courts of England & Wales

Spoke on:

"The Rule of Law –a Judicial Point of View"





Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns-rtd  GCB,KCVO,CBE,FRAeS

Spoke on:

‘British Air Power ’

Panel :

 Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight – rtd

 Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine - rtd

 Air Marshal Sir Tom Stonor - rtd





 Lord Hameed CBE DL and Lord Blair QPM

"Religion in Society: from Clash to Dialogue "

The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

GCMG KBE PC (Paddy Ashdown)

Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead

Lt Gen David Leakey CMG, CBE


Lord Hameed CBE DL

The Lord Hennessey of Nympsfield . FBA

Sir Peter Bazalgette

General Sir Adrian
John Bradshaw

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns-rtd

William Horseley

Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank


Mr Jonathan Fenby CBE

Dominic Grieve QC MP

Lord Janvrin GCB GCVO

Sir Michael Burton KCVO CMG

Former Director Middle East and North Africa

Foreign Office