On April 23, Lord Lexden paid an enjoyable and memorable visit to Al-Furqan Community College in Birmingham at the invitation of its Principal, Mr Amjad Ahmed. Originally established on a very small scale in 1989, the College now provides an excellent education for some 140 children from the age of eleven upwards in the heart of Birmingham. Boys and girls are taught separately in adjacent buildings.
On March 20, Lord Lexden went to Woodbridge High School in Woodford, Essex ( Winston Churchill’s constituency from 1924 to 1964) under the auspices , once again, of the Lord Speaker’s “ Peers in Schools” Outreach Programme.
Lord Lexden made his comments in the second episode of a three-part programme on the political emancipation of women, broadcast on BBC 2 on March 4. The Primrose League, a vast Tory supporters’ club, contributed significantly to the advancement of women in politics before the First World War.
On March 3, Lord Lexden appeared on BBC 5 live’s breakfast programme. He helped to set the scene for the coming election by discussing the Conservative Party’s fortunes and some of its key policies over the last hundred years.
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