If Michael Gove's words failed to captivate his audience at the Conservative Party Conference, then the new look he debuted on Tuesday certainly did.

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The emperor's new glasses

The education minister adopted geek chic as he took to the podium, sporting a pair of sturdy schoolboy glasses. But as he rattled off his designs on our country's schoolchildren, we started to feel a certain sense of deja vu as we realised we'd seen those glasses somewhere before...

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  • Ronnie Corbett

  • And, for that matter, Ronnie Barker

    (God rest his soul)

  • Spongebob Squarepants

  • Dexter from Dexter's Lab

  • Harry Potter, in crochet

  • Arthur the Aardvark

  • Eric Morecombe

  • Homer Simpson - the intellectual look

  • Bill Nighy

    But perhaps not so suave...

  • That weird one from The Raccoons