Sir Bernard Crick
was a political writer and emeritus professor of politics and fellow of Birkbeck College, London. His books include In Defence of Politics and Citizens: Towards a Citizenship Culture. He was joint editor of the Political Quarterly, a theatre correspondent for the Times Higher Education Supplement, and a government advisor on issues of language and citizenship education. He was knighted in January 2002 for “services to citizenship in schools and to political studies.