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Speaker(s): Kenneth Clarke
Chair: Mr Justice Cranston

Recorded on 21 September 2010 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

As part of the Legal Biographies Project lecture programme Mr Justice Cranston will be interviewing Ken Clarke, QC, MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor about his legal and political career. Kenneth Clarke QC MP was appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on 12 May 2010. He was born in 1940 and educated at Nottingham High School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He is a barrister-at-law, having been called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in 1963 and becoming QC in 1980. He has previously served as Chancellor, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Health, and Secretary of State for Education and Science. In Opposition he served as shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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