8th September 2005




Retired veterinary surgeon Roger Ewbank OBE is to receive an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Lincoln at Lincoln Cathedral next week.


He will join hundreds of undergraduate students who will be graduating from the university on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (12th, 13th and 14th September).


Mr Ewbank graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1957 and worked as a veterinary surgeon for three years before returning to the University of Liverpool in 1960 to lecture in animal husbandry.


While teaching at Liverpool he completed his masters degree and became a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.


Nineteen years later Mr Ewbank took the position of Director of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare and was made Honorary Director of the Humane Slaughter Association.


During this time he was the founder editor of the journal ‘Animal Welfare’, which has become the leading international journal in its field.


Since retiring Mr Ewbank remains active within the veterinary profession. In 2001 he practised as a temporary veterinary inspector during the foot and mouth outbreak, using his expertise to help safeguard the health of the nation’s livestock. 


Among Mr Ewbank’s vast collection of honours and achievements is an OBE awarded in 1989 in recognition of his services to animal welfare. He has also published over 100 scientific articles and contributed to nearly 20 books.


In recognition of his achievements the University of Lincoln will present him with an honorary Doctorate of Science during the ceremony starting at 7.30pm on Monday 12th September at Lincoln Cathedral.



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01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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