MC:P150 Papers of Kenneth Baker, Lord Baker of Dorking (b. 1934)
Kenneth Baker (b. 1934) was a Commoner at Magdalen in 1955–1958, where he read History. He entered a career in politics, serving as MP for Acton (1968–1970), St. Marylebone (1970–1983) and Mole Valley (1983–1997). He took various governmental posts, including Secretary of State for the Environment (1985–1986), Secretary of State for Education and Science (1986–1989), Chairman of the Conservative Party (1989–1990), and Home Secretary (1990–1992). On his retirement from Parliament, he was created Lord Baker of Dorking.
These papers were given to the archives in December 2000 as Accession No. 00/232.
Catalogued in December 2000
MC:P150/X1/1 n.d. (1950s?)
Programme for a production of The Winter’s Tale, given by Magdalen Players. The cast includes Dudley Moore
MC:P150/X1/2 2–3 Mar 1957
Programme for a production of Orpheus in the Underworld, given by the Magdalen Music Club. The cast includes Dudley Moore.
MC:P150/X2/1 27 Jun 1964
Menu and seating plan for a Gaudy held in Magdalen College Hall, and attended by Lord Baker.