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June 2014

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.

 

ISA Schools

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'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 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.

Lord Lexden showing a group from Mead School around the Palace of Westminster

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.

Lord Lexden in Coburg speaking on the legacy of Prince Albert

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 visiting Colchester Grammar School

Lord Lexden visiting Colchester Grammar School

Lord Lexden visiting Colchester Grammar School

Lord Lexden visited a beautiful estate outside Stockholm over the weekend of 12-14 July

Lord Lexden in Stockholm

Lord Lexden in Sweden

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 wearing his badge as President of the Independent Schools Association is flanked by Angela Culley the current Chairman

Lord Lexden at the ISA Annual Conference

Lord Lexden at ISA Annual Meeting

Lord Lexden at the 2013 State Opening of Parliament

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 in the Robing Room of the House of Lords

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 outside St. Paul's Cathedral

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 peaking at the Peel national service of commemoration

Lord Lexden in Tamworth

Lord Lexden in Tamworth

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.

Lord Lexden visits Salisbury

Lord Lexden visits Salisbury

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 at the Carlton Club and Peel Society joint dinner

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 in Millbank House

Lord Lexden visits Spain

Lord Lexden was invited to Spain on 26 September to speak to the Conservatives Abroad Costa del Sol Branch.

Lord Lexden speaks to the Conservatives Abroad Costa del Sol Branch

Lord Lexden speaks 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 and the Lord Mayor visiting the Westminster Archives Centre

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 outside his flat in St George's Square, Pimlico

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 in Tuscany

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.

Lord Lexden with the new Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Angela Harvey

Alistair Lexden on the Lords Terrace with visitors from Lexden, Essex

Lord Lexden with visitors from Lexden, Essex

Lord Lexden with visitors from Lexden, Essex

A copy of the article from the Colchester Evening Gazette to accompany the photo above:

Colchester Evening Gazette - Lord Lexden article

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 with the Prime Minister at the Carlton Club, London

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 and Michael Gove in the House of Lords

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 speaking at the Carlton Club

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 and Professor Shannon

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.

Lord Lexden in Paris

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.

Lord Lexden and HRH Princess Alexandra

Lord Lexden with HRH Princess Alexandra

Northern Ireland Schools Debating Competition

With thanks to Harrison Photography for providing the image. Click here for more information on the competition.

Lord Lexden (formerly Alistair Cooke), Lord Black (Guy Black) and Mark Bolland with the winners of the Northern Ireland Schools Debating Competition

Luncheon in Belfast

To celebrate Lord Lexden's recent elevation to the peerage. With thanks to Brendan Gallagher Photography.

Lunch for Lord Lexden in Belfast

Lord Lexden lunch in Belfast

Lord Lexden lunch in Belfast

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.

Lord Lexden at the Peel Society Annual Banquet

Copyright: Mr. Norman Biggs, 2011

Essex County Standard

 

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