Next year marks the centenary of the passage of the Parliament Act 1911. Various events are being held to commemorate the event. I seem to be a beneficiary in that it has resulted in various speaking invitations- well, two anyway.
The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, is organising a series of lectures on eminent parliamentarians. There will be one each month. The first will be given in January when Lord Morgan (the historian Ken Morgan) speaks on Lloyd George. I will be giving the lecture, in June, on Enoch Powell.
Later in the year I will be giving the History of Parliament Annual Lecture on the subject of the 1911 Act. I will need to reflect on how far I examine the consequences of the Act, especially if by that stage a draft Bill on Lords reform has appeared!