Rory Montgomery, Irish Brexit Negotiator

As a member of the Hist, I was immersed in debate on political and social issues, above all at that time the northern Ireland question, and was exposed to the many strong and diverse opinions expressed by my fellow-members and by invited speakers. I became confident in my public speaking skills, which have been essential in my diplomatic career. And I got to know and became friendly with others, from a range of Departments, who have gone on to make major contributions to politics, public service, the law, academia and journalism.