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Passchendaele Centenary: "the blindest slaughter of a blind war"

To mark the centenary of World War I's Battle of Passchendaele, fought between July and November 1917, on the Western Front  (south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres, West Flanders) Lord Black of Brentwood called a debate in the House of Lords. Passchendaele was an important milestone on the

Lord Black: Newspapers drive 1 billion social media interactions

Lord Black spoke about the dangers of children being bullied online and the value of verified, regulated news and that newspapers drive 1 billion social media interactions during a wide-ranging debate in the House of Lords about 'digital understanding'. He said:

HIV - we're turning the corner

Following the announcement by clinicians at 56 Dean Street, Europe’s busiest Sexual Health clinic, that showed 393 new diagnoses of HIV were made between January and December 2016, compared to 679 during the same period in 2015, Lord Black said:

Please take two minutes to help save the free press

Many of my friends will be aware of an extremely serious threat to press freedom and free speech we are currently facing. I am asking for your your urgent help in seeing it off. Please just take two minutes to read this posting and take part in a very quick consultation.

Lord Black appointed new Chairman of the Royal College of Music

Lord Black appointed new Chairman of the Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is delighted to announce that it has appointed Lord Black of Brentwood to the position of Chairman of Council, effective from August 2017.

EurOUT: "Authenticity counts"

Lord Black spoke at the EurOUT 2016 conference, which was organised by the Out in Business Club at the London Business School.