Celebrating 25 years…

This week there was a reception at the House of Lords, and another at the University of Hull, to mark the 25th anniversary of my apppointment as Professor of Government at the University of Hull.   The reception in the Attlee Room at the Lords attracted a range of peers, MPs, parliamentary officers, and members of the ‘Hull mafia’ (graduates of Hull University Politics Department, who tend to be notable in the world of Westminster).  It was very much a cross-party affair, with both the Leader of the House, Lord Strathclyde, and the Leader of the Opposition, Baroness Royall, in attendance.  The picture – taken by Hull politics graduate Ken Batty – shows me with Baroness Bottomley, the Chancellor of the University, and Derfel Owen, Hull politics graduate and former President of Hull Students’ Union.


About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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11 Responses to Celebrating 25 years…

  1. Frank W. Summers III says:

    Lord Norton,
    Congratulations and many happy returns of the day!

  2. ladytizzy says:

    Many congratulations to you, and also to Hull. A lesson in academic loyalty.

    • Lord Norton says:

      ladytizzy: Many thanks. I’m a great believer in loyalty. The university has been very good to me (after all, it promoted me to a chair when I was young) and it is an excellent place to work.

  3. maude elwes says:

    I have no doubt you deserve the accolade. As I wrote on another blog, a man for all seasons.

    However, not at all convinced by the others though. They look very smug to me!

  4. Paul n says:

    Congratulations, quite an impressive list of attendees, you really are a fine example of why an appointed House of Lords is far superior to an elected second chamber.

    Ad multos annos!

  5. Webster Siame Kameme says:

    congratulations Sir!! You are such an inspiration to me. I feel honoured and I am proud to be your student. Webster (at Malawi parliament)

  6. macarthursmutterings says:

    and my you do looking dashing, great to hear it went so very well

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