Lord Patten’s political career took a sharp turn in 1992 when he unexpectedly lost his parliamentary seat. The irrepressible Patten, however, went on to hold a series of prominent public offices – including the last Governor of Hong Kong, Chancellor of Oxford University and Chairman of the BBC.
In his latest book, First Confession: A Sort of Memoir
, he reflects on his time in these offices and, in exploring his own identity, also examines the dangers of identity politics.
An extended Q&A session hosted by the Speaker, John Bercow, will follow Lord Patten’s talk.