Quiz of the week

Lord Norton

_44781502_lords_bbc226This week’s quiz questions.  Who are these two peers?

Peer 1

I did my principal degrees in the field of engineering production.

I spent a few years in industry before entering the academic world.

I am presently a professor.

I am also a scientific advisor to the South African Government.

Who am I?

Peer 2

I trained at the Royal Ballet School before later taking a degree in law.

I have served in the European Parliament.

I have been a Government minister.

I have a particular interest in Latin America.

Who am I?

8 comments for “Quiz of the week

  1. 28/03/2009 at 4:06 pm

    Peer 2 : Baroness Hooper

  2. 28/03/2009 at 4:32 pm

    Peer 1 : Baron Bhattacharyya

  3. Rob
    28/03/2009 at 5:12 pm

    Peer 1: Lord Bhattacharyya
    Peer 2: Baroness Hooper?

  4. howridiculous
    29/03/2009 at 10:02 am

    Dear Lord Norton,

    Peer Two is Baroness Hooper.


  5. Croft
    29/03/2009 at 12:01 pm

    1) Lord Bhattacharyya?
    2) Baroness Hooper.

  6. lordnorton
    29/03/2009 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations to everyone – there were no incorrect answers, altohugh only Steph provided both correct answers without any question marks. As she was also the first to respond, she wins this week’s prize.

  7. lordnorton
    29/03/2009 at 3:16 pm

    Altohugh should read ‘although’!

    Lord Bhattacharya is a Labour peer and professor of manufacturing at Warwick University. He entered the House in 2004. Baroness Hooper sits on the Conservative benches. She was MEP for Liverpool (1979-84) and joined the House in 1985. She served as a whip and then a junior minister from 1986 to 1992. She is one of the Deputy Speakers.

  8. lordnorton
    29/03/2009 at 3:17 pm

    For the avoidance of doubt, it is Lord Bhattacharyya. I was convinced I had typed the second ‘y’! But I am not one to blame the tools…

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