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Baroness Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone BLACKSTONE

Member of the House of Lords

Baroness Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone BLACKSTONE, Member of the House of Lords. Honorary Doctor Litt. Director, Thames Television; Royal Inst, of Public Administration; Fabian Society; Royal Opera House (Director); Chairperson, Inst, for Public Policy Research.

Background

BLACKSTONE, Baroness Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone was born on September 27, 1942 in London, United Kingdom. Daughter of Geoffrey Vaughan Blackstone and Joanna Blackstone (née Vosper).

Education

London School of Economics, Bachelor of Science, 1964, Doctor of Philosophy, 1969. Spoken languages: French, German.

Career

Member, Science and Education Sub-Cttec., Laboratory National Executive Committee, 1974-1975, 1978-1983. House of Lords, since 1987. Opposition Front Bench Spokesperson on Education and Science.

Professional career: Association, lecturer, Enfield College, 1965-1966. Asst, lecturer and lecturer in social admin., London School of Economics, 1966-1975. Adviser. Central Policy Review Staff, Cabinet Office, 1975-1978.

Prof, of educational admin., Inst, of Education, 1978-1983. Deputy Education Officer, then clerk and Director of Education, Inner London Education Authority, 1983-1986. Fellow, Policy Studies Institute, 198687.

Master, Birkbeck College, since 1987.

Membership

Director, Thames Television. Royal Inst, of Public Administration. Fabian Society; Royal Opera House (Director).

Chairperson, Inst, for Public Policy Research.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Recreations: ballet, opera, tennis. Social and educational policy, foreign policy, the arts and the media.

Connections

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father:
Geoffrey Vaughan Blackstone

mother:
Joanna Blackstone (née Vosper)

spouse:
Tom Evans