1 of 2 portraits by Graham Miller
© Graham Miller / National Portrait Gallery, Lonon
by Graham Miller
archival inkjet print, 1984
10 1/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (260 mm x 250 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Verity Ann Lambert (1935-2007), Independent film and television producer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1984back to top
Current affairsThe Provisional IRA bomb the Grand Hotel in Brighton where various politicians, including the Prime Minister, where staying for the annual Conservative Party conference. The bomb killed five people including a conservative MP, but no members of the cabinet. Thatcher began the next session of the conference the following morning at 9.30 as planned saying: 'all attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail.'
Art and scienceDr Alec Jeffreys discovers that patterns in an individual's DNA can be identified and that each person has a unique 'genetic fingerprint'. The technique was soon utilised by forensic scientists to help in criminal investigations, and in order to identify human remains, for paternity testing, and to match organ donors.
Ted Hughes is appointed poet Laureate.