The weekly quiz – crossbench peers

Lord Norton

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?

6 comments for “The weekly quiz – crossbench peers

  1. Dave H
    20/11/2010 at 11:54 am

    1. Lord Kakkar
    2. Lord Adebowale
    3. Lord Pannick
    4. Baron Rees of Ludlow

  2. Len
    20/11/2010 at 12:21 pm

    1) Lord Kakkar

    2) Lord Adebowale

    3) Lord Pannick

    4) I’d assume Lord Rees of Ludlow

  3. 21/11/2010 at 1:37 am

    1. Lord Kakkar
    2. Lord Adebowale
    3. Lord Pannick
    4. Lord Rees of Ludlow

    With all the new members joining the Lords (not crossbenchers, admittedly) it’s going to become much harder to answer the quiz! Another downside to a larger House?

  4. Carl.H
    21/11/2010 at 8:34 am

    Professor Lord Kakkar

    Lord Victor Adebowale

    Lord David Philip Pannick

    Lord Rees of Ludlow

  5. Chris K
    21/11/2010 at 2:13 pm

    1) Professor the Lord Kakkar
    2) Lord Adebowale
    3) Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws. Complete guess.
    4) Professor the Lord Rees

  6. Lord Norton
    Lord Norton
    23/11/2010 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations to Dave H and Len, who are the first to respond with the correct answers, ahead of Jonathan and Carl.H. Chris K. was three-quarters of the way there. The answers are indeed Professor The Lord Kakkar, Lord Abedowale, Lord Panninck, and Professor The Lord Rees of Ludlow, a very distinguished quartet.

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