The Lord Speaker represents the House of Lords at a wide range of events, broadening understanding about the work and role of the House, and explaining how the public can engage with this work.
The Lord Speaker's also has a ceremonial responsibility to speak on behalf of the House of Lords on State occasions.
Lord Speaker's Lecture Series
Lord Rees of Ludlow gave a lecture on Wednesday 27 February entitled On the Future: Technology and Environmental stresses in 2050 and Beyond.
This lecture is part of the Lord Speaker’s Lecture Series where members of the House of Lords give talks related to their areas of expertise.
You can watch the lecture by Lord Rees of Ludlow on Saturday 9 March at 9pm on BBC Parliament.
Download a copy of Lord Rees' speech ( PDF 200 KB).
Photo: House of Lords 2019 / Roger Harris