Thursday, 17 July 2008
I'm in Hull today, as a proud father attending his daughter's graduation. This afternoon she becomes a graduate of Hull University - where for the last three years she has studied philosophy alongside her main subject of Politics.
Hull University is a centre for political studies, particularly renowned for its work on legislatures. The Westminster Hull Internship Programme (WHIP) was one of the first and most extensive programmes allowing students of legislative studies to work in an MP (or Peers) office as a central part of their course. The Centre for Legislative Studies is based at the University. http://www.hull.ac.uk/cls/index.html. Professor the Lord Norton of Louth (Philip Norton) - described by the House Magazine as as ‘our greatest living expert on Parliament' has lectured at Hull since 1977 and is Professor of Government.
Further details about the Department of Politics can be found at http://www.hull.ac.uk/pas/