Vernon Bogdanor

Professor Sir Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

  • Professor of Law (2004- 2008)

  • Visiting Professor of Political History (2008-2013)

Vernon Bogdanor CBE is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Law, Research Professor at King's College London, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Prior to 2010, Professor Bogdanor was a Fellow of Brasenose College and Professor of Government at Oxford University.

He has been an adviser to a number of governments, including those of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel and Slovakia. His books include The People and the Party System, Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution, Power and the People, and Devolution in the United Kingdom. He is a frequent contributor to TV, radio and the press and has been an adviser to various parliamentary committees. Most recently he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the Political Studies Association. His most recent book is Politics and Power before the First World War: The Strange Survival of Liberal Britain.