Device is incompatible to play the video
Wednesday, 26 October 2011, 6:00PM
Museum of London

The Cold Rules for National Security: History and the Defence of the Realm

Professor the Lord Hennessy

Notions of national security past and present. How Whitehall has dealt with it. How we might do it better in the future.

This is the 2011 Peter Nailor Memorial Lecture on Defence.

Speaker_LordHennessey2.jpg

Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Before joining the Department in 1992, he was a journalist for twenty years with spells on The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent, The Financial Times as its Lobby Correspondent at Westminster and The Economist. He was a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme from 1987 to 1992. In 1986 he was a co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. Professor Hennessey was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1994 and 1997.

Read More
Read Less

Transcript

26 October 2011

The Cold Rules for National Security: History and the Defence of the Realm
Professor the Lord Hennessy

View PDF
Print
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED
Part of a series

500 Years of Mathematics: Are We Living in a New Golden Age?

Professor Chris Budd OBE
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Gresham's Exchange

Professor Stephen Alford
Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Cockney Romantics: John Keats and his Friends

Professor Sir Jonathan Bate CBE FBA
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Aristotle's Lyceum

Professor Edith Hall
Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Treaty of Versailles: A Hundred Years Later

Professor Margaret MacMillan
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Sir Thomas Gresham 1519–2019

Dr John Guy
Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Text Mining: How Do Computers Understand Language?

Professor Richard Harvey
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Natural Environment of Tudor London

Professor Carolyn Roberts
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Spiritual Quest Against Religion

Professor Alec Ryrie
Thursday, 4 April 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Crown, Country and the Struggle for Cultural Supremacy

Professor Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Political Spending on the Internet

Professor Lori Ringhand
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Professor Marina Frolova-Walker
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

Middle class recruits to Communism in the 1930s (Seminar): Panel Discussion

Denis Healey
Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 4:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a conference

The Radiant Illusion: Middle class recruits to Communism in the 1930's (Seminar) - Panel Response

Denis Healey
Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 3:30PM
WATCHED

Book launch - The Gresham Cabinet Reader

Professor the Lord Hennessy
Monday, 22 November 2004 - 12:00AM
WATCHED

“Tony Wants”: The First Blair Premiership in Historical Perspective

Professor the Lord Hennessy
Wednesday, 7 November 2001 - 12:00AM
WATCHED

Rhetoric and Ethics 1999-2000

Professor Lynette Hunter
Wednesday, 3 November 1999 - 12:00AM
WATCHED

‘The Sea-Changer’: James Callaghan, 1976-79

Professor the Lord Hennessy
Tuesday, 18 February 1997 - 12:00AM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Strategy and Democracy

Professor Sir Hew Strachan FBA FRSE
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Defence and Security in an Unstable World

General Sir Nick Parker KCB CBE
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 7:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review and its Implications

The Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The End of the Grotian Era? Maintaining Order and Good Governance at Sea

Professor Steven Haines
Thursday, 28 November 2013 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Our Changing Perceptions of National Security

Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 - 12:00AM
WATCHED
Part of a series

War and Truth: Conflict, Security and the Media

Robert Fox
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 - 12:00AM