A Selection of past speakers


HRH The Duke of Gloucester

HRH The Duke of Kent

HRH The Duchess of York


Lord Attenborough

Rory Bremner

Barry Cryer

Sir David Frost

Benny Green

Sir George Martin

Sir Trevor MacDonald

Al Murray

Denis Norden

Nick Ross

Ned Sherrin

Delia Smith

Sam Wannamaker

Industry & Business

Lord Bell

Lord Carter

Charles Dunstone

Niall Fitzgerald

Michael Grade

Sir Philip Green

Harriet Lamb

Lord MacLaurin

Ian McAllister

Sir Keith Mills

Dr Tony O’Reilly

Sir Stuart Rose

Sir Michael Perry

Lord Rothermere

Lord Saatchi

Sir Allen Shepherd

Sir Martin Sorrell


Michael Portillo

Lord Archer

Martin Bell

Rt Hon Virginia Bottomley

Rt Hon Peter Brooke

Rt Hon Nick Brown

Lord Callaghan

Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke

Sir Edward Heath

Lord Heseltine

Rt Hon Douglas Hurd

Rt Hon Baroness Jay

Rt Hon Charles Kennedy

Ken Livingstone

Rt Hon John Major

Rt Hon David Mellor

Lord Parkinson

Rt Hon John Patten

Rt Hon Michael Portillo

Rt Hon John Smith

Lord Tebbit

Lord Wilson

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Will Carling

Lord Sebastian Coe

Henry Cooper

Lawrence Dallaglio

Sean Fitzpatrick

Mike Gatting

Barry Hearne

Sir Geoff Hurst

Harry Redknapp

Sir Matthew Pinsent

Sir Bobby Robson

Alec Stewart

Sir Steve Redgrave

Trade Unions

Brenda Dean

Clive Jenkins

The Church

The Bishop of London

Terry Waite

The Arts

Lord Bragg of Wigton

Sir Christopher Frayling

Sir David Hare

Lynda La Plante

Sir John Mortimer

Lord Palumbo

Lord Putnam

Lord Rogers of Riverside

Sir John Tooley

Colin Dexter

Legislators/Civil Service

Sir Leon Brittan

Sir Gordon Borrie

Sir Robin Butler

Sir Bernard Ingham

Sir Richard Wilson

Police / Armed Services

Sir Paul Condon

Maj Gen Patrick Cordingley

General Sir Charles Guthrie

General Sir Michael Jackson

FM Sir Richard Vincent 

The Media

George Alagiah

Sir Christopher Bland

Sir John Birt

Greg Dyke

Harold Evans

Robert Fisk

Sir Paul Fox

James Harding

Sir Max Hastings

Will Lewis

Sir Trevor MacDonald

Kelvin MacKenzie

Colin Myler

James Naughtie

Libby Purves

Jeff Randall

Nick Ross

Angela Rippon

Legislators/Civil Service

Sir Leon Brittan

Sir Gordon Borrie

Sir Robin Butler

Sir Bernard Ingham

Sir Richard Wilson

The Law

Lord Griffiths

Sir Oliver Popplewell

Anthony Scrivner QC

Sir Richard Scott

The Environment

Jonathan Porritt