As it is the start of July, I thought it time to hold another caption competition. These I know prove popular with readers, including some who do not enter the competition but report that they enjoy seeing the entries. This month’s picture shows Baroness Bottomley, Chancellor of the University of Hull, speaking three years ago at the reception at the House of Lords to mark the 25th anniversary of my appointment to a professorship at Hull. As usual, the reader to provide what in my view is the most apt and witty caption will be the winner. The winner will receive a copy of Baroness Trumpington’s best-selling Coming up Trumps.