© Lucy Dickens / National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Oliver Nicholas Millar; Delia Mary (née Dawnay), Lady Millar
by Lucy Anne Dickens Click on the links below to find out more
C-type colour print, May 2001
14 1/8 in. x 14 in. (359 mm x 357 mm)
Sir Oliver Nicholas Millar, shown with his wife, the art historian Lady Delia Millar. Photographed at the sitters' home, Penn, Buckinghamshire.
Labour wins a second landslide general election victory campaigning on improvements to public services based on private finance projects. The Conservative party proved itself to be out-of-touch by ignoring public services and campaigning on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU. The day after the election William Hague resigned as leader of the Conservative Party.
Art and science
The Eden Project opens in Cornwall. The eco-centre, conceived by Tim Smit, replicates tropical and temporal climates and houses plants from all over the world in two domed biomes. The project is both a large-scale scientific experiment to study the environmental changes in different biomes over time, and a visitor attraction teaching the public about the natural environment.
On 11th September (9/11) America comes under foreign attack for the first time since Pearl Harbour when Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists hijack four planes, flying two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, and one into the Pentagon; the forth plane crashed in a field.George Bush launches his 'War on Terror' by invading Afghanistan to overthrown the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda.