No, not my educational background, but rather speaking engagements. Now that my main public lectures are out of the way for this year, my principal engagements outside the normal academic and parliamentary commitments are speaking at schools at colleges. Last night, I spoke at Eton College on constitutional reform under the coalition. Next week, I’m speaking at Franklin College in Grimsby – I now speak there on an annual basis – and at the end of the month I’m speaking to the Cambridge Union Society. The New Year will see a fairly busy schedule of visits to schools in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire as part of the ‘Peers in Schools’ programme.
There’s also just one more conference before the end of the year. Next month, I have to be in Paris to address members of the National Assembly on the concept of opposition.