The weekly quiz – identify the faces

Lord Norton

I thought I would set a somewhat different quiz question this week, perhaps providing an opportunity to win for readers who regularly watch debates in the Lords on the Parliament channel.  

As readers of The Norton View will be aware, I have just been archiving a large number of photographs.  I reproduce here one taken at a graduation ceremony at the University of Hull earlier this year.

This week’s question is a straightforward one.  I am on the right.  Who are the other two people in the photograph?

7 comments for “The weekly quiz – identify the faces

  1. 14/08/2010 at 11:37 am

    The lady on the left must be Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone in her role as Chancellor of the University.

    The lady in the middle is apparently Baroness Miller of Hendon, who completed an online MA and graduated in January (which explains the standard academic robe as opposed to the honorary graduand’s). I’m afraid I have to ask to be disqualified as this was a straightforward Google. I would never have recognised Baroness Miller otherwise!

    Details here:

  2. Croft
    14/08/2010 at 12:42 pm

    Well the first was I’m sure intended to be easy – Bottomley of Nettlestone – on the second I seem to have eliminated half the lords (ladies!) but still no wiser!

  3. Chris K
    14/08/2010 at 2:43 pm

    Left: Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
    Middle: Baroness Miller of Hendon (recognise from ‘The Lords’ Tale’)

    • Chris K
      15/08/2010 at 4:05 pm

      I should probably be disqualified too. My mum said “is that Virginia Bottomley?” and I checked by googling “Bottomley” and “Hull university”.

  4. 14/08/2010 at 3:51 pm

    Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone (left), Judith Donovan (centre)

    • 16/08/2010 at 9:05 am

      Oops – just realised my mistake! Oh well – too late now.

  5. Lord Norton
    Lord Norton
    16/08/2010 at 10:23 am

    On the grounds that using Google or being assisted by one’s mother are not disallowed, then Jonathan and Chris K are this week’s winners. It is indeed Baroness Bottomley on the left, in her position as Chancellor of the University. As Croft recognises, that was intended to be to the easy one. In the middle is Baroness Miller of Hendon, receiving her MA degree in Legislative Studies; Jonathan has provided the relevant link.

    David Morris – hard luck; I can see why you opted for Judith Donovan.

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