Lord Speaker to give lecture at The University of Nottingham

   
   
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The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, will visit The University of Nottingham on Thursday 2 May to give a talk on the work of the House of Lords ahead of the State opening of Parliament on the 8 May.

The lecture is set to address public perceptions of the role of the House of Lords, as well as discussing how this role may change in the future.

Mark Stuart, member of the Centre for British Politics and The University of Nottingham’s Politics department, will chair the event which has been arranged in partnership with the University’s Politics Society. and The University of Nottingham’s Politics department, will chair the event which has been arranged in partnership with the University’s Politics Society

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 A distinguished career

During the talk, Baroness D’Souza will also discuss her own role as Lord Speaker, being only the second person to hold this office following its establishment in 2006. Prior to being elected to this role she was the Convenor of the Crossbench group in the House of Lords (Members who do not belong to a political party), and has a distinguished career in international development.

In her role as the Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza has helped to devise an outreach programme to more actively engage the public with the parliamentary system, through public meetings and lectures such as this one.

Mark Stuart, the chair of the event, said, ‘I am thrilled to have such a respected figure attend the University. It is a privilege for our institution to host this lecture, which will undoubtedly provide a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the House of Lords for our students, academics, and other visitors.’

Where and when

The talk will take place from 7pm to 8.30pm (registration from 6.30pm) in lecture theatre B62, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD.

In order to register for the event please contact wooddan@parliament.uk or call 020 7219 1650.

More information about the Lord Speaker can be found here

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More information is available from Daniel Wood, Parliamentary Outreach, Houses of Parliament, on +44 (0)207 219 1650, or email wooddan@parliament.uk
  Tim Utton

Tim Utton - Deputy Director of Communications

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