Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • The Union (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 20 Jan 2023

    My Lords, it is a great honour to follow a fellow historian, the noble Lord, Lord Verdirame, to welcome him to your Lordships’ House and to praise his lustrous maiden speech. His learning, experience and scholarship take him deep into one of the crucial, perpetual questions of our time: the sustenance of liberty, which is now under threat in ways and places that would have been unimaginable...
  • Cabinet Manual: Revision (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 16 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I declare my membership of your Lordships’ Constitution Committee. In addition, I must declare an eccentricity, for I am one of a tiny number of people in the kingdom who experience a spasm of excitement when I hear the words Cabinet Manual. I do not wish to exaggerate, but a dash of curiosity laced with concern really does flash across my little grey cells. I am sure your...
  • BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note 5 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I declare a pair of interests. First, since the early 1980s I have made a number of programmes, mainly for BBC Radios 3 and 4, working with as gifted a set of producers as any broadcaster could wish for. Secondly, the BBC has escorted me through my entire conscious memory, broadening the maps in my mind and changing what makes me laugh as a constant enriching presence. It arouses...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 November 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)

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