Ken Clarke at Rye Arts Festival

Ken Clarke at Rye Arts Festival
  • Milligan Theatre, Rye College, The Grove, Rye, Sussex, TN31 7NQ
    Milligan Theatre
    Rye College The Grove Rye, Sussex TN31 7NQ UNITED KINGDOM
  • 16/09/2017 11:00 - 16/09/2017 12:30


As our opening event we are honoured to welcome Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP, the Father of the House and a principled politician with a rich hinterland. He is a lifelong fan of jazz, sport and birdwatching! He will talk about his long career in politics and his experiences at the heart of government in the many ministerial posts he has held.

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.