Peter Hennessy talk

15 June 2015


The Condition of British Politics

Lord Peter Hennessy at the Oxford & Cambridge Club, 71 Pall Mall

On Monday 15 June 2015 at 6.30pm

As journalist for over 20 years – with spells on The Times, The Financial Times and The Economist – Peter Hennessy says that he unearthed the hidden wiring of the constitution and the power of the machinery of government in Britain. Those themes remained at the heart of his work when he moved from journalism to academia in 1992 as Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary University of London. ‘Since then, it has been my aim to write the history of my own country, in my own times, for academic and public audiences alike.’

He is a prolific author and broadcaster ( and in recent weeks has been heard regularly on Radio 4 discussing the constitutional and political hot topics of the moment. There can be few people better qualified to comment on whatever the condition of British politics may be by June of this year.

Lord Hennessy will be introduced by Dr Alice Prochaska, the Principal of Somerville.

There will be a drinks reception in the Drawing Room of the Oxford & Cambridge Club from 6.30pm, followed at 7.00pm by the talk and questions in the Princess Marie Louise Room; there will be another opportunity for a drink at the end of the evening.

For more information about the Oxford & Cambridge Club please see the website here. N.B. There is a dress code.


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