Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Venue: The Bank of England Conference Centre
Former Conservative Party Leader and Member of Parliament, Lord Hague of Richmond will be in conversation with Andy Haldane on 2 October at 12pm. This event will be available to view live on this webpage.
The Rt Hon the Lord Hague served as Member of Parliament for Richmond for 26 years and has been a prominent political figure ever since, serving as Leader of the Conservative Party and as Foreign Secretary, before concluding his political career as First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons.
He led the negotiating team that created coalition government in 2010 and then, over four years as Foreign Secretary, he dealt with a turbulent period encompassing wars in Libya and Syria, withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Ukraine crisis, the struggle against terrorism and relations with Europe. He was also responsible for two of Britain's intelligence agencies, and visited more countries than any Foreign Secretary in history.
He continues with his humanitarian work, including the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative which he co-founded with Angelina Jolie, and work to combat the illegal trade in wildlife for The Royal Foundation. He is an accomplished historian, author of two bestsellers and winner of the History Book of the Year Award, for his biography of William Pitt the Younger.