This week’s quiz focuses on cross-bench peers. Those who sit on the cross-benches are drawn from a range of backgrounds. Some are elevated to the peerage after public service (such as former Cabinet Secretaries and Chiefs of the Defence Staff). Others join the House while still pursuing their professional activities. This week we focus on those in the latter category. As usual, the first two readers to supply the correct answers will be the winners.
1. I am a practising surgeon and Professor of Surgical Sciences at one of the colleges of London University. Who am I?
2. I served as chief executive of Centre Point youth social exclusion charity and am now chief executive of Turning Point. Who am I?
3. I am a leading barrister and regularly contribute a column to the Law section of the Times. Who am I?
4. I am a professor of cosmology and astrophysics. Who am I?