Ken Clarke at Gloucester History Festival

Ken Clarke at Gloucester History Festival
  • Blackfriars Priory, Blackfriars Priory, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HS
    Blackfriars Priory
    Blackfriars Priory Ladybellegate Street Gloucester, GL1 2HS UNITED KINGDOM
  • 10/09/2017 16:00 - 10/09/2017 17:00


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.

About Ken Clarke

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.