School Lecture: Baroness Neville-Jones
On Thursday evening Sixth Form Politics students had the opportunity to hear Baroness Pauline Jones discuss the changing world of intelligence gathering and the challenges presented by the threat of terrorism to national security.
As a former Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Baroness Neville Jones brought a fascinating insight into the conflicting demands posed by the need to defend national security and the rights of the individual. While serving in David Cameron's government Baroness Neville Jones had responsibility for drafting the structures of the National Security Council and explained the arguments behind the need for such a body. Questions covered issues from Iraq, detention at Guantanemo Bay and the level of terrorist threat currently facing the country. Touching on things we know, some things we know we don't know and some issues I am not sure we want to know about, Baroness Jones provided a very interesting overview on an area of key national importance. The evening finished with dinner in the Old School Room where the boys were able to discuss the issues further.
Dr David Smith
Deputy Head Academic
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012