Honours for War Horse author at Bishop Grosseteste graduation

An award-winning author and previous Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo OBE will be honoured at Bishop Grosseteste University’s graduation ceremony this month.

The author, known for his popular novel War Horse, will receive the honorary doctorate at the university’s graduation ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral on July 17 at 2.30pm.

Other honorary awards will go to Dame Clare Tickell DBE, Chief Executive of Action for Children at 10.13am and Karen Lowthrop MBE, CEO of environmental social enterprise Hill Holt Wood, near Lincoln, at 7.15pm.

The will be three ceremonies for the 870 graduating BGU students throughout the day.

Reverend Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of BGU, said: “At our first graduation ceremonies as a university we will be pleased to recognise the achievements of three people who are excellent role models for our own graduating students.

“Michael Morpurgo is celebrated for his contribution to children’s literature and for his work setting up Farms for City Children.

“Dame Clare Tickell DBE has made a significant contribution to our understanding of early childhood, particularly through her work as Chief Executive of Action for Children and her invaluable review of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

“Closer to home, Karen Lowthrop has made both a national and a local contribution to education in its broadest sense through her pioneering work at Hill Holt Wood.

“These are all people whose careers have exemplified a real commitment to education for all ages and we will be proud to share another special day for Bishop Grosseteste University with them later this month.”