There were some splendid entries for the caption competition. As usual, it was a difficult choice. Some were especially inventive. Some made good use of the picture to link to my work or teaching. A commendation to Malcolm Wells for an entry that I really enjoyed, though which may leave readers who did not do my US Presidency course a little perplexed: ‘Do you know Barber’s Theory of Presidential Character?’ ‘Hum it for me’. Tony Sands may be gratified to know that he was in with a shout with his entry: ‘Well your Lordship, you did say that the latest Amazon sales figures for Politics UK would be music to your ears’.
However, the entry that met the ‘laugh out loud’ test and was especially apt was that by Alex M:
‘The chamber performance of the opera “Governing Britain” is music to His Lordship’s ears’.
If he would like to get in touch, his prize will be in the mail.