10 December 2013
The School of Politics and International Relations is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord Adonis as Visiting Professor from 1 November 2013 – 31 October 2015.
Lord Adonis was a journalist at the Financial Times for five years (1991-96) before moving to the Observer as a political columnist. He joined Tony Blair’s Number 10 policy staff in 1998, first as education adviser then, after 2001, as Head of the Policy Unit.
Lord Adonis was Minister for Schools from May 2005 until October 2008, Minister of State for Transport from October 2008 until June 2009, and Secretary of State for Transport from June 2009 until May 2010. He was also one of Labour’s negotiating team with the Liberal Democrats in the post-election hung parliament negotiations.
Professor Adam Fagan, Head of School for Politics and International Relations said "We are absolutely delighted that Lord Adonis will be joining the School and our growing team of British Politics experts. In particular we look forward to his help and support in the launch of our new MA in British Politics."