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Honorary Fellows 2007

Andrew Motion

British Poet Laureate, awarded an Honorary Fellowship. Andrew Motion was honoured for his outstanding contribution to British culture. His achievements to poetry are considerable, culminating in his appointment as Poet Laureate and his contribution to literary scholarship is evident in his acclaimed biographies of Larkin and Keats. Andrew Motion’s contribution to higher education, through his work with universities around the UK, is also highly regarded.

Gareth Rees

Former Principal of Askham Bryan College, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from York St John University for his outstanding contribution to education and global development. Professor Rees was an Expert Advisor to the World Health Organisation, the European Union, and European Parliament and the United States Environmental Protection Agency on recreational and water quality issues. He was also a Researched Programme Adviser to the UK Food Standards Agency.

Margaret Winchcombe

Presented with an Honorary Fellowship from York St John University for her services to health and social care, in particular for her research into environmental issues for disabled people. Winchcombe is the former Chair of Assist UK and was an advocate for client centred practice. She is widely respected for her commentary on the client disabled experience.

Yuichiro Nakagawa

Received an Honorary Fellowship from York St John. Professor Nakagawa has had close links to York St John University for a number of years, enabling the provision of the delivery of York St John University’s MA programme in International Studies at Meiji University in Tokyo. Nakagawa has also formed links between York St John University and other institutions in Japan and has played a pivotal role and made a significant personal contribution in fostering links between the University and partner organisations in Japan.

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