Events and speeches

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 PDF 200 KB).

Photo: House of Lords 2019 / Roger Harris

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The Rt Hon the Lord Fowler

House of Lords

Phone: 020 7219 6444

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River Room

The Lord Speaker welcomes the use of the River Room for receptions on behalf of UK-registered charities or cross-party parliamentary events sponsored by members of the Lords