Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 6:00PM
Lincoln's Inn (Great Hall)

Parliament and the Public: Strangers or Friends?

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP

How can the House of Commons engage more effectively with the public which it serves? Can modern technology assist this enterprise?

This is the 2012 Gresham Special Lecture.
The other Gresham Special Lectures can be accessed here:

     2013 - The New Face of Europe by Sir Richard Lambert
     2011 - Reinventing the Wheel by Sir Adam Roberts
     2010 - The Challenges of the new Supreme Court by the Rt Hon the Lord Philips
     2009 - The Ascent of Money by Professor Niall Ferguson
     2008 - Early Christianity and Today by the Archbishop of Canterbury
     2007 - The Beauty of Holiness and its Perils by Sir Roy Strong
     2006 - Walking the Line by Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws
     2005 - Should we trust the Scientists by Professor the Lord Winston
     2004 - Science in a complex world by Sir Martin Rees
     2002 - Towards freedom from hunger by Professor M S Swaminathan  
     2001 - Commerce and Culture in the Late 20th Century by Professor Charles Saumarez Smith  
     2000 - A Global Ethic - A Challenge for the New Millennium by Professor Hans Küng  

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Speaker of the House of Commons, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, graduated from the University of Essex in 1985 and was the last National Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students from 1986 to 1987. He was elected to the House of Commons as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Buckingham in 1997 after unsuccessful campaigns in 1987 and 1992 in Motherwell and Bristol South. He served in the Shadow Cabinets of Iain Duncan-Smith and Michael Howard and was made a Patron of the Tory Reform Group in 2006. He was elected Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009 replacing Michael Martin and defended his seat in Buckingham comfortably in 2010 despite a high-profile challenge from Nigel Farage.  

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20 June 2012

Parliament and the Public: Strangers or Friends?
The Rt Hon John Bercow MP

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