I’m in a ‘selfie’

BjRMOdVIAAAT9R_At the reception yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hull parliamentary placement scheme, a number of official photographs were taken.  Some British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) finalists decided that, if it was good enough for Barack Obama, David Cameron and the Danish PM, it was good enough for them to take a ‘selfie’ (I can use the word as it is recognised now by the OED).  Here’s the resulting photograph, with me surrounded by keen and energetic BPLS students.  It was probably taken after I reminded them that their dissertations were due for submission five weeks on Monday…

You may wish to spend some time thinking about the picture.  It’s a candidate for selection for the March caption competition.

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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8 Responses to I’m in a ‘selfie’

  1. franksummers3ba says:

    Is that a choice just off the top of your head?

  2. Tony Sands says:

    I’m not sure I can think up a witty caption this time but I would say what a lovely, warm photo this is, that is a great advert for the Politics department at the University of Hull. Maybe I should mention that my wife asked who the smart, good looking man in the suit is and I can become an instant caption competition winner.

  3. tizres says:

    Are you sure you didn’t wander into a Harry Potter rehearsal? There’s some serious Draco Malfoy action going on in the front and…well, if the cap fits.

  4. Dean B says:

    Just to clarify, you were allowed to use the word even before it entered the OED. Unless you are playing Scrabble.

  5. D F Rostron says:

    “A smiley selfie”, no doubt disqualified as smiley is not in the OED

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