The award of Honorary Fellow is the highest accolade that the College can bestow on a person. It is given to individuals distinguished by their outstanding contribution to their fields, the College or the City of Bradford. The earliest recipients were the Earl of Athlone KG in 1933 and Lord Harewood KG in 1935.
The scheme continued until the 1980s, when political and textile industry luminaries Barbara Castle and Keith Wear were among those honoured. As part of our celebration of excellence, we revived this important tradition in 2011.
Since then we have conferred the fellowship on the following remarkable people: Balbir Panesar; Harry Gration MBE; Yvonne McGregor MBE; Steve Abbott; Amanda Neville; Paul Hudson; Dr Ingrid Rosce; Bishop Nick Baines; Paul Mackie; Khlaid Al-Hamar; Megna Ghai Puri; Rich Jones; Kay Mellor OBE; Gaynor Faye; Mohammed Aslam MBE; Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann; Darren Baker; Imtaz Khaliq MBE; Gerry Sutcliffe; Christa Ackroyd; Baroness Eaton DBE, DL.
Find out more about:
- selection criteria
- eligibility to nominate and be nominated
- how to nominate Honorary Fellows
- previous Honorary Fellows
Honorary Fellows 2017
2017's Honorary Fellows included a leading businessman, a prize-winning children’s author, an equalities campaigner and a radio station founder.