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Breaking Bounds: Six Newnham Lives

The Newnham in the title is, of course, the thriving women’s college in Cambridge which developed out of a boarding house that opened in 1871 with just a handful of ardent female students.

Alistair Lexden speaks to sixth formers in Lewisham

On March 5, Lord Lexden visited Christ the King Sixth Form College in Lewisham under the aegis of the Lord Speaker’s ‘ Peers in Schools’ Outreach Programme, of which he is strong supporter.

Alistair Lexden talks about the Tory Party and women before 1914

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.

Alistair Lexden presents major education prize

On February 23 Lord Lexden carried out a very pleasant duty in his capacity as President of the Independent Schools Association. Each year the ISA awards its prestigious Whitbread Memorial Prize to the highest-achieving pupil at GCSE in its 360 member schools.

Alistair Lexden visits a thriving school on the Essex/Suffolk border

On February 13, Lord Lexden contributed once again to the Lord Speaker’s important ‘ Peers in Schools’ outreach programme, visiting East Bergholt High School, a 900-pupil Academy on the Essex/Suffolk border. He spoke about the work of the Lords and the current political situation to some 50 members of the school’s recently established Politics Society.

Alistair Lexden and colleagues try to improve the Recall of MPs Bill

The Recall of MPs Bill, which came to the Lords in December, has been widely criticised by peers on both sides of the House. It prescribes the circumstances in which ‘serious wrongdoing’ by an MP would enable his or her electors to seek a by-election.