David Owen was a Member of Parliament for Plymouth for 26 years from 1966-92. Under Labour Governments, he served as Navy Minister, Health Minister and Foreign Secretary. He was co-founder of the Social Democratic Party and its Leader from 1983-87 and 1988-90. He was created a Life Baron – Lord Owen of the City of Plymouth – in 1992 and sits as an independent Crossbencher in the House of Lords. Read more
8 OCTOBER – Peter Hennessy Inaugural Lecture, Mile End Institute: 'Referenda: their cross-party nature, unpredictability and constitutional validity'
13 OCTOBER – Defence Academy, Shrivenham: Hubris Syndrome
28 OCTOBER – Hungerford Historical Association: Political Reflections
24 NOVEMBER – Eponymous Lecture to Society of Apothecaries: 'White Coat and Purple Coat: Politics and Medicine'