The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years On' with The Rt Hon. Lord Murphy of Torfaen

This event is part of the Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship Series at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson (Former NATO Secretary)in conversation with Baroness Arminka Helic and Lord Jonny Oates. Talk followed by Q & A.
Booking is recommended.

The Rt Hon. Lord (Paul) Murphy of Torfaen is a British Labour Party politician who as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Torfaen from 1987 to 2015 and served in the Cabinet from 1999 to 2005 and again from 2008 to 2009 in the roles of Northern Irish and Welsh Secretary. Prior to joining the Cabinet, he was Minister of State for political development in the Northern Ireland Office from 1997 to 1999 and was largely responsible for negotiating the so-called strand two (‘North-South’ or ‘Island of Ireland’) arrangements agreed in the Good Friday Agreement.Paul Murphy was created a life peer taking the title Baron Murphy of Torfaen, of Abersychan in the County of Gwent on 20 October 2015.He was together with Charles Kennedy Visiting Parliamentary Fellow in 2007 and convened a series of seminars on ‘How can Democracies Cope with Minorities?’.

Professor Ian McBride joined Hertford in 2016 as the Foster Professor of Irish History. The Foster chair is the only endowed chair of Irish History in Britain, and is attached to Hertford, the Oxford college with the strongest Irish associations. He has broad interests in Ireland between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, especially its politics, culture and intellectual life. He currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Award which will enable him to spend two years researching and writing a study of the impact of the penal laws on eighteenth-century Ireland.