The Right Honourable Michael Gove

Minister Levelling Up-Inter governmental relationships

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Speaking on :

” The Future Of Democracy”


MICHAEL GOVE -Minister levelling Up & Inter Governmental Relationships

Rt Hon MICHAEL GOVE MP for Surrey Heath.
Minister for Levelling up, Housing & Communities &Inter- Governmental Relationships .
Post Oxford University,he began a career in journalism and then as a columnist for The Times newspaper.
2005-Elected MP for Surrey Heath . Many roles on the Conservative front bench, serving 3 Prime Ministers in office. 2005-2007- Shadow Housing Minister & Planning .2007-2010- Shadow Secretary of State for Children Schools and Families.
2010-2014 Secretary of State for Education appointed by David Cameron in the 2010.
2014-2015 Served as Chief whip .
2015-2016 Lord Chancellor , Secretary of State for Justice 2016-In the EU referendum campaign, Michael was co- convener of “Vote Leave” and took on a leading role during the campaign.
2017- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2019-2021- Chancellor pf the Duchy of Lancaster with responsibility for Brexit preparedness
September 2021 – July 2022, Michael Gove served as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing &
Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations. October 2022 – Michael was reappointed by the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as Secretary of State for the same portfolio


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Clovelly Talks in London – Monday 8th November 2021

Sir Mark Lyall Grant


Sir Mark was the National Security Adviser to ex Prime ministers  David Cameron and  Theresa May in  April 2017. Currently a visiting Professor at King’s College, Bencher at Middle Temple, Fellow at Eton College and on the Advisory Board at Chatham House. A Barrister & a Diplomat .British Ambassador to the UN ,US , France , South Africa & Pakistan  He has held numerous positions in the FCO & Cabinet Office.

Sir Mark Lyall Grant – 

“Threats & Challenges -UK & the Western alliance , post Brexit , post Pandemic “

Clovelly Talks in London – Monday 4th November, 2019

Lord Peter Ricketts

Permanent Under Secretary at the FCO ,2006. Britain’s first National Security Adviser 2010 .Ambassador to France 2012 .UK delegation to NATO , 1970 & Permanent Representative 2003 .Chairman of the joint intelligence committee 2001 & Political Director at the Foreign Office.

“National Security, Rethinking Britain’s role in the world”

Clovelly Talks in London – Thursday 9th November, 2018

Professor Camille Parmesan. Nobel Prize winner

Leading Scientist in the field of Climate Change.
“Responses of Wild Plants, Animals & Humans to Man-Made Climate Change-Challenges & Solutions”

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
“The Rule of Law –a Judicial Point of View”

Clovelly Talks in London – Inaugural lecture – 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?”

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