Baroness Young of Hornsey

Lola Young

Lola Young



Address as

Baroness Young

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5991


Councils, public bodies

Commissioner, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts 2000-01; Board member: National Theatre 2000-03, South Bank Centre 2002-; Chair: Arts Advisory Committee British Council 2004-08, Nitro Theatre Company 2004-09; Council member, RSA 2005-08; Chair, Commonwealth group on Culture and Development

Political interests

Arts and culture, children and young people in care, mental health, equalities

Countries of interest


Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Young of Hornsey, of Hornsey in the London Borough of Haringey 2004

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chair, Age Well

Chair, Inquiry for Mental Health Foundation

Operates as a sole trader, Professor Lola Young, trading as Cultural Brokers

Commissioner, English Heritage

As a freelance consultant, adviser and creative producer, I have a constantly changing list of clients in the arts, creative and cultural sectors. Major clients with whom I have repeat business include: Arts Council, England; Cultural Leadership Programme; Museums' Association

Member of Judging Panel, Warwick Prize for Writing, run by Warwick University (fee)

6: Sponsorship

I am in the process of setting up an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ethical Fashion. The Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion and MADE-BY are providing secretarial services, which are modest at present but may grow once the APPG is established

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Zambia, 6 days in October 2011, to attend conference of stakeholders in African cotton farming sector and field visit to cotton fields and a ginnery; cost of all fares and accommodation met by Aid for Trade Foundation (based in Germany)

Visit to Qatar, 9-10 March 2011, as guest of Mohammed Al-Hanzab, President of the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS), at 1st International Sports Security Conference; travel and accommodation expenses paid by QIASS

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Invitation from Lawn Tennis Association for Member and a Member's guest to attend the Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, 25 June 2011; tickets and hospitality for two persons

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Member of Judging Panel, Observer Ethical Awards

Ambassador, Ethical Fashion Forum

Ambassador, MADE-BY (ethical advisers to fashion industry; unremunerated but some gifts received)

Member of Judging Panel, Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Chair, Commonwealth Group on Culture and Development (unsalaried, but one honorarium and paid travel)