Peter Hain

Peter Hain was brought up in South Africa and moved to the UK when his anti-apartheid parents were forced into exile in 1966. He was a leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Anti-Nazi League during the 1970s and 1980s. A Labour MP between 1991 and 2015 and a senior government minister for twelve years,he chaired the UN Security Council, negotiated international Treaties curbing nuclear proliferation, banning the trade in blood diamonds and the 2007 Northern Ireland peace settlement.

Hain has written or edited twenty-one books – including his memoirs Outside In (2012) and Mandela: His Essential Life (2018).