News release: University awards honorary fellowships

Media and Promotion Office (2003) News release: University awards honorary fellowships. Other. University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

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The University of Central Lancashire will pay tribute to distinguished citizens at its Degree and
Awards Ceremonies next week when it confers Honorary Fellowships upon eight people earmarked to
be ideal role models for its students.
Former Preston North End and Liverpool footballer, now a successful football broadcaster, Mark
Lawrenson, is among those receiving an award, as is fellow BBC broadcaster, Eric Robson, presenter
of Radio 4' s Gardeners' Question Time and Chair of Cumbria Tourist Board.
Others to be honoured are Seamus Heaney, critically acclaimed poet; Alison Norman CBE, Director of
Nursing and Operations at Christie Hospital Manchester; Terry Eagleton, academic and literary critic;
Tom Bloxham MBE, founder of innovative property developers, Urban Splash; Dr Peter Jost,
renowned industrialist; and Brigadier Alex Birtwistle in recognition of a distinguished military career
and his handling of the foot-and-mouth outbreak in Lancashire and Cumbria.
Photo opportunities
Honorary Fellows will be available at the following times for photographs and interviews in the
Avenham Suite of the Guildhall:
Monday 7 July 2pm Alison Norman
Tuesday 8 July lOam Eric Robson
2pm Mark Lawrenson
Wednesday 9 July lOam Terry Eagleton
2pm Seamus Heaney
Thursday 10 July lOam Tom Bloxham
2pm Dr Peter Jost
Friday 11 July lOam Brigadier Alex Birtwistle
Further details from Kate Ford 01772 894423, mob 07968 861580 or Pam Culley on 01772 894425.

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