Durham University honours author

The celebrated author Bill Bryson is in the region as Durham University honours him as part of a naming ceremony. The author will officially rename the University's library.

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Former Chancellor to rename Durham library

Bill Bryson is a former Chancellor of Durham University
Bill Bryson is a former Chancellor of Durham University Credit: Durham University

Bill Bryson, the author and former Durham University Chancellor, will today be honoured by the university when he renames Durham University library and opens the new East Wing.

Mr Bryson is one of the two people being honoured by the university in their naming ceremony,

The outgoing Durham University chairman Anne Galbraith will also be opening a boardroom at the University's Law School in her name.