The High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Mrs Joanna Hilditch DL and The Honorary Recorder of Hereford, His Honour Daniel Pearce-Higgins QC invite you to:

Dominic Grieve


(to be feared or applauded?)

Whether or not you agree with Dominic Grieve’s position you cannot be disappointed by his acute intellect. This Shrieval Lecture will not be about Brexit, nor seek to address the rights and wrongs of where we find ourselves today in the European landscape. It will be about the principle of populism and should create some interesting debate for the Q and A.

Dominic Grieve QC PC is a British barrister and former politician who served as Shadow Home Secretary from 2008 to 2009 and Attorney General for England and Wales from 2010 to 2014. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Beaconsfield from 1997 to 2019 and was the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee from 2015 to 2019. Grieve attended the Cabinet as Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland from May 2010 to July 2014. He was dismissed as Attorney General by then Prime Minister David Cameron as part of the Cabinet reshuffle of 14 July 2014. Elected as a Conservative, Grieve had the Conservative whip removed in the September 2019 suspension of rebel Conservative MPs. He unsuccessfully stood as an independent candidate in Beaconsfield at the 2019 general election. A liberal conservative, Grieve was a central figure on Brexit and frequently used his experience as a lawyer to propose amendments on the issue, with his interventions often being at odds with government policy. A prominent Remain supporter on Brexit, Grieve called for a second referendum on EU membership, and before being expelled had said that he and other Conservative rebels would support a vote of no confidence to bring down a Conservative government, if that were the only way to block the “catastrophic” damage from a bad Brexit.

Running of the night:

Friday 19th November at The Courtyard, Hereford

Drinks from 6pm

Seats at 7:00pm

Lecture starts at 7:15pm

Q & A at 8:00pm

In Aid of the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust

and the Herefordshire Community Foundation

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite using the below link.