Obituaries – Lord Blake

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Lord Blake of Braydeston 1916-2003 Lord Blake was best known as a historian of the Tory Party, and was described as judicious in his treatment of it. Starting off as a student and then tutor in Politics at Christ Church between 1947 and 1968, he later became a Censor (1950-55), Senior Proctor (1959-60), Pro-Vice Chancellor (1971-87) and Provost of Queen’s College between 1968 and 87. His biography of Disraeli earned him a peerage from Prime Minister Edward Heath. At Christ Church he played a major part in representing the College’s interest in the struggle to prevent a road being built across Christ Church meadow. Lord Blake’s distinguished literary career was marked by his Ford Lectures delivered in 1972 which became The Conservative Party from Peel to Churchill.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003 

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