Lord Fowler on life as minister with Margaret Thatcher
18 June 2012 Last updated at 17:03 BST
The former Conservative cabinet minister Norman Fowler recalled the good and bad times of a career as a minister serving Margaret Thatcher.
Now Lord Fowler, he remembered that the worst thing about the Cabinet was the public spending rounds each year and being attacked by the Treasury. He said it could be a "rough life" for a politician who was too sensitive.
Matthew Taylor, RSA chief executive, spoke about the end of ministerial careers in the era when he worked for Tony Blair, when he was prime minister, and the growing role for 24-hour news.