Sir Vernon Bogdanor CBE is Professor of Government, King’s College, London. He was formerly for many years Professor of Government at Oxford University. In 2019 he gave the Stimson lectures at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. He has been an adviser to a number of governments, including those of Albania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel, Mauritius. Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Trinidad.
Vernon Bogdanor is a frequent contributor to TV, radio, and the press. He was the BBC’s academic expert on the 2010 election programme and the 2016 referendum programme. He was a consultant for the film about Churchill, Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman, and the play about the Queen, The Audience, with Helen Mirren.
In 1998 he was awarded a CBE. In 2008, he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Award by the Political Studies Association for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies. In 2009 he was made a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by President Sarkozy. As well as being an Honorary Fellow of The Queen’s College, he is an Honorary D. Litt. of the University of Kent, and an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple. He was knighted in January 2023.
His books include:
The People and the Party System: The Referendum and Electoral Reform in British Politics
Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution
Power and the People: A Guide to Constitutional Reform
Devolution in the United Kingdom The New British Constitution
The Coalition and the Constitution
Beyond Brexit: Towards a British Constitution
Britain and Europe in a Troubled World
The Strange Survival of Liberal Britain: Power and Politics Before the First World War
He is currently finishing a book entitled Making the Weather on six influential post war politicians, to be published in 2024.