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Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone, Baroness Blackstone (1942-), Educationalist

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Academic, educationalist and politician, Blackstone is currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich (2004 onwards). Blackstone was Minister of State for Arts (2001-3) and Minister of State for Education and Employment (1997-2001) as part of the Labour government. Master of Birkbeck College (1987-97) and Labour spokesperson on education in the House of Lords; Professor of Educational Administration at the Institute of Education 1978-83; Director of Education at ILEA 1983-7; Chairman of the BBC's General Advisory Council 1987-91; created Baroness 1987; her books include Inside the Think Tank...1971-83 and Prisons and Penal Reform (1990).