Francis Nigel Forman, known as Nigel Forman, (born 25 March 1943) is a BritishConservativepolitician. After working in the Conservative Research Department from 1968 to 1976 he was elected as an MP. He became a prominent backbench MP and was appointed to the position of Minister of Higher Education in April 1992. In December 1992 he resigned from this post “for personal reasons”. During his time as an MP he was considered to be on the left-wing of the Conservative Party and he was often described as "donnish" and a "europhile".
He lost his seat in Parliament in the 1997 general election and since then has worked as a lecturer, writer and instructor. After leaving Parliament he started to use the title “doctor” and is now commonly known as Doctor Nigel Forman. He is married to Susan (‘Susie’) Forman and the couple have no children