Ken Clarke has had a ringside seat in British politics for four decades and his trenchant observations and candid account of life both in and out of government are told in his vivid, witty and forthright memoir, Kind of Blue. Join him for an enjoyable hour and discover his views on politics and life, past and present.
Blackfriars Priory Ladybellegate Street
10/09/2017 4:00 PM
10/09/2017 5:00 PM
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Born in Nottingham in 1940, Ken Clarke was educated at Nottingham High School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he studied law and was called to the bar in 1963. In 1970, at the age of twenty-nine, he became MP for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire, a seat he has held ever since. He held many ministerial posts in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for Education. He subsequently served as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer under John Major and Secretary of State for Justice and Minister without Portfolio under David Cameron. He lives in London and Nottinghamshire.