Lord Janvrin GCB GCVO
The Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon
GCMG KBE PC (Paddy Ashdown)
Sir Michael Burton KCVO CMG
Former Director Middle East and North Africa
The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA
Former Attorney General, present Chairman Parliamentary iIntelligence and Security Committee
"Britains Place in the world and in the aftermath of an Historical European Referendum "
Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank
GCB LVO OBE DL
Lt Gen David Leakey CMG, CBE
Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead
Mr Jonathan Fenby CBE
Dominic Grieve QC MP
Lord Hameed CBE DL
Lord Hennessy started his career in Journalism writing for the Times, The Financial Times and the Economist, where he found a love of the constitution and what makes the British government tick.
Lord Hennessy moved into academia in 1992 when he became professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. From 1994 – 1997 he gave public lectures as Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College, London.In 1986 he co-founded the Institute of Contemporary British History. Since 2001, Lord Hennessy has been Attlee professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary. The themes of the constitution and the power of the machinery of Government in Britain have stayed at the heart of Lord Hennessey’s research.
Lord Hennessy has written several contemporary history books most notably ‘Never Again: Britain 1945 – 1951 which won the Duff Cooper Prize and the NCR Book Award and ‘Having it so Good: Britain in the 1950’s which won the Orwell Prize.
Lord Hennessy has been a regular contributor to the press, radio and television since 1987 including a regular presenter of ‘Analysis’ on BBC Radio 4 and guest editor of the ‘Today’ programme.
In 2010 Lord Hennessy became a life peer taking the title Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield and sits as a cross bencher in the House of Lords.
Lord Hennessy is a honorary fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and St Benet’s Hall, Oxford.
Next Devon Lecture
TRAVEL PACKAGE AVAILABLE
Celebrating 100 years of the
Royal Air Force
Rt Hon Sir Michael Cathel Fallon KCB MP
"RESPONDING TO RUSSIA"
Audiovisual Theatre at the Clovelly Visitors Centre
Reception and Drinks
Lecture with questions and answers
Dinner (with questions) Black Tie, Suits with Bow ties, Ethnic Dress
(Ticket costs include a glass of wine
at the reception).
The Lord Hennessey of Nympsfield . FBA
Sir Peter Bazalgette
General Sir Adrian