Comedian Bishop gets university honour

Comedian John Bishop will be presented with an Honorary Fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University today in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts and charitable causes.

University recognition for worthy Liverpudlians

Students across the North West have been celebrating graduation day.

And in Liverpool those leaving John Moore's University shared their ceremony with two honorary graduates from very different walks of life.

The comedian John Bishop got an honorary fellowship along with Dominique Walker, the sister of Anthony Walker who was murdered in a racist attack in Huyton.

Tim Scott spoke to them both:

Comedian Bishop honoured by university

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Bishop at the LJMU graduation ceremony at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
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For outstanding contribution to the arts & charitable causes, Honorary Fellow @johnbishop100 with @lsu_vpc @lsu_pres http://t.co/sETtRXQc7y

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John Bishop.
Bishop at the LJMU graduation ceremony at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
John Bishop.
Bishop at the LJMU graduation ceremony at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

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Liverpool star honoured by university

John Bishop
Comedian John Bishop at a recent charitable event. Credit: PA

Comedian John Bishop will be presented with an Honorary Fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University today in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts and charitable causes.

Dominique Walker will also receive an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of her work celebrating and empowering community diversity.

Dominique is an LJMU Graduate, serving police officer and sister of murdered teenager Anthony Walker.

With her family, she established the Anthony Walker Foundation (AWF), which works to prevent youth involvement in hate crime by working with all young people across racial groups to feel secure in their identity and empowered to welcome and celebrate diversity in their communities.

The Fellowships are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an individual in a given field or profession and to those who exemplify the University's ethos to 'dream, plan and achieve'. Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill said:

"Each of the new Honorary Fellows have brought dedication, commitment and passion to their professions and in turn have empowered the communities around them through the arts, business, regeneration or sport.''

''I am delighted that we will welcome such inspirational individuals to the University during our summer graduation ceremonies."

Liverpool stars to get University honours

John Bishop.
Comedian John Bishop. Credit: PA Images

Liverpool stars will be honoured by Liverpool John Moores University this week.

Comedian John Bishop and actor Paul McGann will receive Honorary Fellowships.

The leader of the £1bn Liverpool ONE regeneration project Rodney Holmes, triple Olympian Kate Richardson-Walsh, the artist who crafted the Liverpool city centre Hillsborough Memorial Tom Murphy, Dominic Walker who established the Anthony Walker Foundation, will also collect Fellowships.

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Actor Paul McGann. Credit: PA Images

They are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an individual in a given field or profession and to those who exemplify the University's ethos to 'dream, plan and achieve'. Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill said:

"Each of the new Honorary Fellows have brought dedication, commitment and passion to their professions and in turn have empowered the communities around them through the arts, business, regeneration or sport.

The Honorary Fellows of 2014 are exemplary role models in these areas and I am delighted that we will welcome such inspirational individuals to the University during our summer graduation ceremonies."