Author Archives: Lord Norton

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords

Caption competition

At this time of year, I thought a caption competition may be in order to give readers a bit of light relief.   The picture is one taken at the recent launch of the Higher Education Commission report on the … Continue reading

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‘Challenging’ for the leadership…

I have made the point previously that rules and structures are not neutral in their effect.  Utilising one set of rules can result in a different outcome than if another set is employed.  In a previous post, I observed that … Continue reading

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The export of higher education: staying ahead?

In a previous post, I reported on the debate I initiated in the Lords in July on the value to the United Kingdom of the export of higher education.  Exporting HE, principally in the form of recruiting overseas students to … Continue reading

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Winner of the bank holiday competition…

After much deliberation, I can now reveal the result of the Bank Holiday caption competition.  Given the number of visitors to the site over the past week or so, the entries must have proved a draw or readers are eagerly … Continue reading

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Bank holiday caption competition

By popular demand (well, the request of Tony Sands) here is a another caption competition.  The photograph is one a colleague took recently of me while I was busy working as well as listening to whatever it was he was … Continue reading

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Sir Peter Tapsell

I was very sad to learn of the death of Sir Peter Tapsell. I had known him for over fifty years, ever since I corresponded with him when I was a young schoolboy and he was selected as parliamentary candidate … Continue reading

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The value of parliamentarians

In a previous post, I raised the issue of how to value the work of the House of Lords.  How does one ascribe monetary value to thousands of improvements achieved to measures passing through Parliament?  In that post, I touched … Continue reading

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