TNHA was delighted to welcome Baroness Hayman GBE whose talk to students on the nature of the House of Lords and House of Commons was inspiring. She is certainly well qualified, being the first elected Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, serving on the privy-council committee and being youngest ever MP (one of only twenty-seven women MPs in the House of Commons at that time)!
She encouraged students to pick an avenue that they are passionate about and argue for it (e.g. the environment and climate change) and answered some excellent questions on Brexit, Cancer Research UK and the Privy Council (who advise the Queen on the carrying out of her duties, including the exercise of the Royal Prerogative and other functions assigned to the Sovereign by Acts of Parliament).
Later in the morning, students joined her in a more informal setting enjoying refreshments and being able to ask questions on a one-to-one basis.