Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn

Colin Renfrew

Colin Renfrew



Address as

Lord Renfrew

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

Contested (Conservative) Sheffield Brightside 1968 by-election

Councils, public bodies

Chair, Hampshire Archaeological Committee 1974-81; Member: Ancient Monuments Board for England 1974-84, Royal Commission for Historical Monuments (England) 1977-87; Vice-president, Royal Archaeological Institute 1982-85; Member: Historical Buildings and Monuments Commission for England 1984-86, Ancient Monuments Advisory Committee 1984-2001, UK National Commission for UNESCO 1984-86; Board member, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) 1997-98; Member, executive committee, National Art Collections Fund Committee 2001-10

International bodies

Foreign associate, US National Academy of Sciences 1997; Corresponding Member: Austrian Academy of Sciences 2000, German Archaeological Institute 2004; Foreign member, Russian Academy of Sciences 2006

Political interests

National heritage, arts, museums and galleries, education, foreign affairs

Countries of interest

France, Greece

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, of Hurlet in the District of Renfrew 1991

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

University Professor (retired)

Author, published by: Thames & Hudson; Cambridge University Press

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge

Senior Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, Society of Antiquaries of London

Trustee, Antiquity Trust

Trustee, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Fellow, British Academy

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London