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An unexpected award

Alistair Lexden has presented a number of awards in the House of Lords over the last few years; on 16 May he unexpectedly received one.

Inhumanity in Brunei

Speaking in the Lords on 11 April (see below), Alistair Lexden condemned the barbaric decision of the Brunei government to make homosexuals liable to death by stoning under a new sharia penal code.

Protecting Parliament's archives

The grave damage done by the fire in Notre Dame last month has increased concern about the danger of a similar catastrophe at the Palace of Westminster, which is in a serious state of disrepair.

Presenting prizes to outstanding students

Each spring Alistair Lexden hosts an awards ceremony on the terrace of the House of Lords for the 24 independent sixth-form colleges which comprise the Council for Independent Education (CIFE), of which he is President. This year’s ceremony was held on 3 April.

High standards in secondary legislation

Secondary or delegated legislation takes the form of statutory instruments which stem from Acts of Parliament—primary legislation—and give effect to detailed legal changes.

Monarchs and politics

Widely reported public comments by the Queen on 24 January urging tolerance and respect for differing views—thought to have been prompted by Brexit turmoil—led to a misleading report in The Times.

Bishop Bell - Complete justice denied after second inquiry

For three years Alistair Lexden has been part of a campaign to establish the truth about allegations of child sex abuse made, long after his  death over sixty years ago, against the great Anglican Bishop, George Bell.

Whitbread Prize presentation 2019

The Whitbread Prize is the top award for the 506 schools which belong to the Independent Schools Association (ISA), of which Alistair Lexden is President. It recognises outstanding academic achievement, contribution to school life and service in the wider community.

The Lexden Prize

The Independent Schools Association (ISA), of which Alistair Lexden is President, has established a national award in his name.