Lord Lexden in his study at the House of Lords, 15 June 2014
Peel Society History Fair
Alistair Lexden opened the Peel Society's History Fair in Tamworth on 8 June 2014.
Alistair Lexden, President of the Independent Schools Association, attended its annual conference at the Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire, 15-17 May 2014.
Primroses in bloom!
As befitting the historian of the Primrose League, Alistair Lexden displays primroses outside his flat in Pimlico. This picture was taken to mark the approach of Primrose Day on April 19.
House of Lords, 19 March 2014
Lord Lexden presents awards to students of colleges belonging to the Council for Independent Education.
Lord Lexden's spring garden
Lord Lexden in the Thatcher room at the Carlton Club
Alistair in the newly opened Thatcher Room at the Carlton Club on November 25. A portrait of Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke, controversial Tory leader at the beginning of the 18th century, is behind him.
Lord Lexden in Baku, Azerbaijan
Lord Lexden showing a group from Mead School around the Palace of Westminster
Alistair Lexden in Westminster Hall on September 16 with children from the Mead School, Tunbridge Wells and their headmistress.
Conference in Coburg, Franconia speaking on the legacy of Prince Albert
Lord Lexden with fellow keynote speaker, Professor John Davis of Kingston-on-Thames University.
Alistair Lexden visits Colchester Grammar School
Visits to schools throughout the country are organised by the office of the Lord Speaker. On July 17 Alistair Lexden addressed a group of around 150 sixth-formers at the Colchester Royal Grammar School which is in Lexden, his birthplace. He spoke about the role and work of the House of Lords - and answered a succession of lively questions.
Lord Lexden visited a beautiful estate outside Stockholm over the weekend of 12-14 July
Alistair Lexden wearing his badge as President of the Independent Schools Association
A photo of Lord Lexden with Angela Culley, the current Chairman.
Lord Lexden at the ISA Annual Conference
Lord Lexden at the 2013 State Opening of Parliament
Lord Lexden in the Robing Room of the House of Lords at a meeting addressed by the new Archbishop of Canterbury
Lord Lexden after Baroness Thatcher's funeral
Alistair was invited to the funeral of Lady Thatcher at St. Paul's Cathedral. This photo was taken after the service.
Lord Lexden attends national service of commemoration for Sir Robert Peel
As the Conservative Party's official historian, he was one of the leading figures--drawn from the government, party, police and Church of England along with Peel's descendants--who formed part of a congregation of some 300 at the parish church in Tamworth (where Peel was MP).
Lord Lexden visits Salisbury
Lord Lexden visited Salisbury on November 18 where he was photographed outside the Cathedral and at Old Sarum (background of second picture), the most notorious rotten borough in England where 11 electors returned two MPs to Parliament until the 1832 Reform Act.
Carlton Club and Peel Society joint dinner
Pictured at the Carlton Club and Peel Society joint dinner on 1 November 2012 under a famous portrait of Sir Robert Peel by Lawrence, left to right: Lord Cope of Berkeley (former Club Chairman), Lord Lexden, Norman Biggs (Chairman of the Peel Society), Lord Hurd, and the Earl Peel (Lord Chamberlain and a direct descendant of the Prime Minister).
Lord Lexden in Millbank House
Lord Lexden in his office at Millbank House, across the road from the House of Lords, on 15 October 2012.
Lord Lexden visits Spain
Lord Lexden was invited to Spain on 26 September to speak to the Conservatives Abroad Costa del Sol Branch.
Alistair Lexden and the Lord Mayor visit Westminster Archives Centre
Lord Lexden and the Lord Mayor, Angela Harvey, visited the Westminster Archives Centre on 21 September to review the political cartoons collection.
Lord Lexden wins window box competition
Lord Lexden outside his flat in St George's Square, Pimlico on 23 August when he was awarded the rosette for the best window-box in the Square for the third time.
Lord Lexden relaxing in Tuscany
Lord Lexden relaxing in Tuscany which he visited over the weekend beginning June 29 in order to attend a music festival.
Lord Lexden with Cllr Angela Harvey, Lord Mayor of Westminster
Lord Lexden attended Westminster City Council's Civic Service in Westminster Abbey on July 8 and is photographed with the new Lord Mayor.
Alistair Lexden on the Lords Terrace with visitors from Lexden, Essex
A copy of the article from the Colchester Evening Gazette to accompany the photo above:
The Prime Minister unveiling his portrait at the Carlton Club
On 13th December Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled his portrait at the Carlton in the presence of the Club historian and others. The portrait was painted by Johnny Jonas. It joins those of all previous Conservative Prime Ministers since the Duke of Wellington.
Lord Lexden hosts successful reception for British schools overseas
Lord Lexden, Vice-President of the Council of British International Schools, hosted a reception in the House of Lords. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, was the guest of honour. With thanks to Luke Dixon for providing the photo.
Lord Lexden addressing the Younger Members' Committee of the Carlton Club
Lord Lexden, Carlton Club official historian, addresses the Club's Younger Members' Committee after dinner around the Club's famous Disraeli Table which was used for Shadow Cabinet meetings between 1868 and 1874. (Fuller information about the Table can be found in The Carlton Club 1832-2007 by Sir Charles Petrie and Lord Lexden writing as Alistair Cooke.)
Lord Lexden and Professor Richard Shannon
Lord Lexden, the official Conservative Party historian, was a guest at a dinner party held on 10 June to celebrate the 80th birthday of Richard Shannon, an old friend who is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Swansea. The dinner at the Athenaeum Club in London was preceded by drinks in the Club's garden.
Lord Lexden addresses British Conservatives in Paris
Lord Lexden’s speech provided the basis for a lively discussion of constitutional and other issues raised by members of the Association.
British Council of International Schools dinner with HRH Princess Alexandra
Lord Lexden was one of the principal guests at the annual dinner in London of the British Council of International Schools (COBIS) with HRH Princess Alexandra.
Northern Ireland Schools Debating Competition
Luncheon in Belfast
To celebrate Lord Lexden's recent elevation to the peerage. With thanks to Brendan Gallagher Photography.
Peel Society Annual Banquet
Taken at Drayton Manor Park on 25th February, 2011, at The Peel Society Annual Banquet.
It shows left to right Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth; Mr. Norman Biggs, Chairman of The Peel Society; Lord Lexden; Mr. Robin Thorne, great great grandson of Prime Minister Peel.
Copyright: Mr. Norman Biggs, 2011
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