January 13, 2011 11.23 am This story is over 156 months old

University to honour famed TV foodie

MasterChef: Famed foodie Loyd Grossman will be awarded an honorary degree by the University of Lincoln.

Loyd Grossman, TV personality and patron of the arts and heritage, will be awarded an honorary degree by the University of Lincoln on Wednesday, January 19.

His knowledge of and fascination with food led him to create his own brand in 1995, which became Britain’s most successful new premium food brand.

Grossman’s TV credits include Through the Keyhole, MasterChef, Behind the Headlines, Loyd on Location. He will receive an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts.

The honour is in recognition of his contribution to and lifelong passion for history, the arts and heritage.

Loyd Grossman will be presented with his honorary doctorate in the afternoon ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral where he will join more than 370 students.

Principal Lecturer in Conservation at the University Sue Thomas said: “We invited Loyd Grossman to open our undergraduate final year show about 10 years ago.

“We have invited lots of different professionals from the world of conservation and restoration, museums and historic houses over the years, and Loyd’s speech was one of the most pertinent, informed and engaged with the students.”

Grossman is a former Commissioner of the Museums and Galleries Commission, a former Commissioner of English Heritage (where he was Chairman of the Museums Advisory Committee and the Blue Plaques Panel), a former Commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and a founding member of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Source, Photo: University of Lincoln