Hull’s finest – one year on

I have already published a picture of this year’s graduates in British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) at the University of Hull.  In archiving the photographs I mentioned in my recent post, I discovered I had a  picture of last year’s graduating class.  So here is the picture of Hull’s finest from 2009.  

Readers working in the Palace of Westminster may recognise some of the faces as, as is common with BPLS graduates, some have returned to take up posts working for MPs.


About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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19 Responses to Hull’s finest – one year on

  1. Carl.H says:

    The gender mix in this one is interesting. As someone who is interested in statistics do you keep analysis of these ?

    • franksummers3ba says:

      Carl H. The statistics in this photograph are eight young women of nubile years and by station tending to be eager to please and one distinguished older male peer nearby and above suspicion is that what you meant?

    • Lord Norton says:

      Carl.H: As you have spotted, there was certainly no male hegemony. Data are kept, though I don’t have any to hand. (I don’t have responsibility for admissions.) The balance tends to vary from year to year in the degree programmes in Politics at Hull, with the exception of the degree in War and Security Studies, a subject that tends overwhelmingly to attract male applicants.

  2. Carl.H says:

    During the last Government there were a great deal of calls for more women in Parliament and in higher positions in general. If the ratio at University level is equal in the subject are we going to see that mirrored in Parliament ? Or do we lose some to marriage etc., and other ?

    I would just be interested statistically for later years not that I think we should fabricate a gender equal Parliament. Women are a fascinating topic of which I never tire.

    The ratio in this picture is 2:1 in favour of women, I wonder if that will ever be echoed in the Commons ?

  3. Croft says:

    With such small numbers drawing conclusion is not going to be statistically valid.

  4. sarakelly86 says:

    “Lose some to marriage”. Interesting comment!

    Lovely to see all our ugly mugs again!

    • Carl.H says:

      Sara Kelly, I apologise if that offended in some way. It seemed a better term than domestic bliss, which judging by the wife is an oxymoron.

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  6. Chris K says:

    The previous picture Lord Norton published was slightly in favour of men, if I recall correctly.

  7. Paul says:

    Personally, I thought 2008 was the Department’s finest year!

  8. Dean B says:

    How far back are these photos going to go?
    I have a particular interest in the Class of ’98…

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