Tuesday 12 January 2021


John Bercow in conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods

Ex Speaker of the House of Commons

Speaker's Corner: stand out stories from 22 years in Parliament and the need for change.

In conversation with Ngaire Woods, John will be sharing lessons learned from 22 years in Parliament, including the decade spent as Speaker: the personalities, the challenges, the unique style he brought to the role and how to bring about much needed change.

John Bercow

Former Speaker of the House of Commons, dad, accomplished public speaker, Roger Federer fanatic, devoted Arsenal supporter, University Chancellor, Professor of Politics and author. Interested in all things political, particularly social mobility and corporate social responsibility.

Professor Ngaire Woods

Ngaire is the inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at University of Oxford. Prof. Woods is a recognized world authority on international relations, global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, and the role of international institutions. She founded and is the Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme. She helped to lead the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and, before her appointment as Dean, served as the School’s Academic Director. She has authored books and numerous articles on international institutions, globalization, and governance.