Roger Swinfen Eady, 3rd Baron Swinfen

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The Lord Swinfen
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
19 March 1977
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded byCharles Swinfen Eady, 2nd Baron Swinfen
Personal details
Born14 December 1938
Political partyConservative

Roger Mynors Swinfen Eady, 3rd Baron Swinfen, MBE (born 14 December 1938) is a British parliamentarian, and one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords following the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a Conservative.[1]

Swinfen was educated at Westminster School and at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, after which he received a Short Service Commission in The Royal Scots before leaving the British Army in the rank of Lieutenant.[2]

A philanthropist dedicated to public service, he is the Founding Trustee of the Swinfen Charitable Trust[3] and was Director of the American Telemedicine Association from 2009 until 2013.

Swinfen is President of the South East Region British Sports Association for the Disabled and Between 1983 and 1997, he served as a Member of the Direct Mail Services Standards Board. In 1988, he became Patron of the Disablement Income Group, in 1996, Patron of Labrador Rescue South East,[4] in 2002, Patron of World Orthopaedic Concern,[5] and of the Kunde Foundation[6] in 2007.

As a member of the House of Lords, he has been a member of on various UK Parliamentary Committees.[7]

Swinfen is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Drapers as well as a Freeman of the City of London.

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to international telemedicine for his work with the Swinfen Charitable Trust.[8]

Selected published works[edit]

  • An Evaluation of the First Year's Experience with a Low-cost Telemedicine Link in Bangladesh (2001)
  • Store-and-Forward Teleneurology in Developing Countries (2001)
  • Experience with a Low-cost Telemedicine System in Three Developing Countries (2001)

Honours and fellowships[edit]


The elder son of Charles, 2nd Baron Swinfen, a barrister, and the novelist Mary Wesley,[10] daughter of Colonel Harold Mynors Farmar, CMG, DSO, his parents divorced in 1945. He succeeded as 3rd Baron upon his father's death in 1977.

In 1962, then styled The Hon. Roger Swinfen Eady, he married Patricia Anne Blackmore. Lord and Lady Swinfen have three daughters and a son, The Hon. Charles Eady (b. 1971),[11] who is heir apparent to the family title.[12]


See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Swinfen Charitable Trust
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  8. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N27.
  9. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N27.
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  12. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 3837 (SWINFEN, B). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Eady
Baron Swinfen
Heir apparent:
Hon. Charles Eady