Making a mark

I try to ensure that posts on the blog are a mixture of reports on my academic and parliamentary activities and short notes on constitutional and political issues.   The latter are designed to be of interest to students and others researching the topics.   The utility of these posts is reflected in the frequency with which they are visited.

The site has reached a new scholarly high in that a short article in a forthcoming issue of the journal Policy and Politics addresses the ‘English Question’ and takes as its  focus my post on the subject in April of last year.  I was invited to pen a short response.  The article is by Professor Arthur Aughey of Ulster University and it will be appearing, along with my response, in the April or July issue of the journal.

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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6 Responses to Making a mark

  1. ladytizzy says:

    It was a good post, as were the comments.

    Would you have created this site if the Lords had not been in purdah or was this another case of serendipity?

    • Lord Norton says:

      ladytizzy: I did have it in mind to create a dedicated blog; the period of purdah ensured that I transformed the idea into reality.

      • Frank W. Summers III says:

        Lord Norton,
        It has been a remarkable experiment. The whole has provided yet another window to see how the varied media and human experiences with them arrange themselves in ever more varied combinations. This seems more true somehow because a lecture hall podium and a seat in the House of Lords are both media of communications in the first place.

      • Lord Norton says:

        Frank W. Summers III: Indeed, I am conscious that the lecture hall and the chamber of the House are both means of imparting scholarship. I am by vocation an academic, so any platform for disseminating knowledge is appreciated.

  2. tory boy says:

    Why are the Lords not on half term? Are you getting a half term break, if so how long for?

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