Dr Peter Hennessy is a Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Visiting Professor of Governement at the University of Strathclyde, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A frequent broadcaster, he regularly writes a column for Director magazine. Educated at Marling School, Stroud, St John's College, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Harvard, where he was a Kennedy Scholar, he is now a Visiting Fellow in the department of politics at Reading and Nottingham Universities. He is an Honorary research Fellow in the Department of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck Colege, London, and a Council member of the Policy Studies Institute. Peter Hennessy worked as a full-time journalist for over ten years, mainly on The Times, the Financial Times and The Economist. In 1986 he was co-founder of the Institiute of Contemporary British History and its co-director from 1986 to 1989. He is a Vice-President of the Politics Association and a Trustee of the Attlee Foundation. He is the author of several books including What the Papers Never Said, Cabinet and Whitehall. He is married with two daughters and lives in north-east London.