20th July 2001




The Bishop of Liverpool is to be honoured next week by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


The Rt Rev Dr James Jones, who was Bishop Suffragan of Hull from 1994 until 1998, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters at the university’s awards ceremony at Hull City Hall on July 26th 2001.


He is well known for his contributions to BBC radio and TV programmes including ‘Today’, ‘Newsnight’, ‘Pause for Thought’ and ‘The Word on the Street’.


“I am very honoured to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside in recognition of my work as Bishop of Hull,” said Dr Jones.


“I believe that Kingston-upon-Hull and Humberside are among the leaders in Europe in their innovative approach to urban regeneration and have important lessons to share with other cities.”


University spokesman Jez Ashberry said staff and students at ULH were looking forward to welcoming the Bishop back to Hull. “Bishop James is a well known and charismatic churchman whose time in Hull will be fondly remembered by a great many people in the city,” he said.


“We will be delighted to see him again and I am sure Bishop James will be looking forward to returning to the city this summer.”


Others who have been honoured by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside include Michael Parkinson, the astronaut Michael Foale, Lord Rix, Lord Puttnam, John Godber, Maureen Lipman, Baroness Castle and Sir Norman Foster.


Among those receiving honorary awards this year are Mike Maloney, Lincoln-born chief photographer at Mirror Group Newspapers, and Jonathan Elvidge, the Hull man who founded The Gadget Shop.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042



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