Professor Vernon Bogdanor
professor of government, King's College, London

Vernon Bogdanor CBE is professor of government at the Institute of Contemporary British History, King’s College, London and previously at Oxford University. He has been an adviser to a number of overseas governments.

Vernon is the author of Devolution; The People and the Party System: The Referendum and Electoral Reform in British Politics; Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution; Power and the People: A Guide to Constitutional Reform; Devolution in the United Kingdom; The New British Constitution and The Coalition and the Constitution. He is also editor of The British Constitution in the 20th Century; Joined-Up Government; and From the New Jerusalem to New Labour: British Prime Ministers from Attlee to Blair.

Vernon Bogdanor is a frequent contributor to TV, radio and the press.  In 2008, he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Award by the Political Studies Association for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies.  In 2009, he was made a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by President Sarkozy. He is an honorary fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford, an honorary D. Litt. of the University of Kent, and an honorary bencher of the Middle Temple.