On behalf of the House of Lords outreach programme, and in association with the Mile End Group, Queen Mary University of London, Crossbench Peer and contemporary historian Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield gave a lecture on 2 February in the House of Lords entitled ‘Cabinets and the Bomb’ which explored the nuclear deterrent and the history of UK nuclear weapons policy-making.
The lecture was screened on BBC Parliament on Saturday 5 February and will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
This lecture was the latest in a series of annual lectures in which a Member of the Lords, by invitation of the Lord Speaker, speaks on a subject within their own field of expertise and knowledge.
The lectures are open to invited audience groups and offer opportunities for people to interact with Members at the House of Lords and to hear and question them firsthand on issues of public and national interest.
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