Tag Archives: University of Hull

The impact of a local MP

Last Thursday I delivered the University’s Founder’s Day Lecture at Holy Trinity Church, Hull.  The picture shows me in full flow.  As mentioned in my earlier post, my topic was Thomas Ferens as a  parliamentarian.  Ferens was founder of the … Continue reading

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Lecture on Hull MP

This year I have been invited to give two public lectures, each addressing the life of a particular parliamentarian.  Later this year, I shall be giving another Speaker’s Lecture at Westminster, this time on the remarkable Independent MP, Eleanor Rathbone.  … Continue reading

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Hull’s finest: Class of ’14

The graduation ceremony for Hull politics students took place last Wednesday.  The picture shows me with some of the British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) graduates.  The results were the best we have ever achieved. As there was not an … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of parliamentary placements

I have previously blogged about this year constituting the 25th anniversary of the Hull University parliamentary placement scheme.  Last night, we held a reception in the River Room of the House of Lords to celebrate the anniversary.  There was a … Continue reading

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Getting under way

The new academic year began today.  New students have arrived, students on placement are settling in at Westminster, and those who have been on placement are back and getting ready for their final year.  Returning students will notice various changes.  … Continue reading

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The three I’s of Westminster placements

I gave a talk today at the PSA/BISA 5th annual Learning and Teaching Conference, held at the Wilberforce Institute in Hull.  I was speaking on ‘Experience-based learning: The three I’s of Westminster placements’.   The Hull Westminster placement scheme has now … Continue reading

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35 years on…

Time flies.  This month marks the 35th anniversary of my joining the Hull University Politics Department.   I have previously written about how the appointment almost didn’t happen: it was very much a last-minute rush.  Anyway, I took up the appointment and … Continue reading

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