SPG Annual Weekend 2021: Wheeler-Booth Memorial Lecture

Friday 18:00 – 19:00
  • Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Leader of the House of Commons);
  • Introduced by Professor Philip Lord Norton of Louth (SPG President, Hull University);

Chair: Prof Sarah Childs (Royal Holloway University)

A recording of the Wheeler-Booth Memorial Lecture is available below:


Panellist Biographies

Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Leader of the House of Commons)

Jacob is Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council. The Leader of the House is responsible for arranging Government business in the House of Commons. The Lord President is responsible for presiding over meetings of the Privy Council, presenting business for the monarch’s approval. Jacob has previously been a Member of the Exiting the European Union Committee, the Treasury Select Committee, the Procedure Committee and the European Scrutiny Committee.


Professor The Lord Norton of Louth (SPG President, Hull University)

Lord Norton of Louth (Philip Norton) has been described as the UK’s greatest living expert on Parliament. He is the Professor of Government, and Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies, at the University of Hull. Lord Norton was appointed to his chair in 1986, making him at the time the youngest professor of politics in the UK. He is the author or editor of 32 books, including The British Polity, now in its fifth edition, and Politics UK, with Bill Jones, now in its eighth edition. He was elevated to the peerage in 1998.


Professor Sarah Childs (Royal Holloway University)

Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics & Gender at Royal Holloway, University of London in May 2020. Previously she was Professor of Politics & Gender at Birkbeck College, University of London (2017-2020), and the University of Bristol (2009-2014; lecturer and SL 2003-2009). Sarah’s research centres on the theory and practice of women’s representation, gender and political parties, parliaments and institutional change.


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