Past appointments

All organisations are British-based unless otherwise indicated.

As chancellor:

As chair:

  • British Council 1998 - 2004
  • Human Genetics Commission 1999 - 2007
  • Charter 88, 1992—1997
  • London International Festival of Theatre, 1994—2002
  • Committee on widening participation in further education, Further Education Funding Council (report: Learning Works, 1997), 1995—1997
  • Inquiry into health, environmental and safety aspects, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston (report: Secrecy vs Safety, for Reading Borough Council, 1994)
  • Commission of inquiry into violence in penal institutions for young people, Howard League for Penal Reform (report: Banged Up, Beaten Up, Cutting Up, 1995)

As president:

As commissioner:

  • Hamlyn National Commission on Education, 1991—1993
  • BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Inquiry into the future of the BBC, 1990

As member: