The woman standing in the middle was lumbered with the job of shaking each graduand by the hand. She is Estelle Morris
, former MP and cabinet minister, now a member of the House of Lords. To the left of her is Pat Loughrey
, warden of the college. Unlike all the other graduands, George also shook him by the hand!
The mace stand was carefully designed to be asymmetrical so that the mace would lie horizontally, But it has been placed the wrong way round so that the mace lies at a tilt.