Bradford College asks community who should get honours

Cricket legend Dickie Bird is an Honorary Fellow of Bradford College

Bradford College is calling on the people of Bradford to nominate inspirational individuals to become honorary fellows.

Every year, at the graduation ceremonies for its University Centre, the College awards honorary fellowships to a select number of well-deserving candidates who have made outstanding contributions to their fields, to the College or to the city of Bradford. The chosen individuals provide inspiration to the graduating students.

The College is keen to hear from the general public who they think should receive the highest accolade the educational establishment can bestow on an individual.

The 2018 recipients were award-winning visual effects artist Mohammed ‘Iki’ Ikram who studied at Bradford College, philanthropist Sir James Hill, the leader of the Born in Bradford health project, Professor John Wright, and Jo Quinton-Tulloch, director of the National Science and Media Museum.

Legendary cricket umpire Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird OBE, BBC Look North star Harry Gration, Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye and her screenwriter mother Kay Mellor OBE plus the late Labour politician Barbara Castle are among other illustrious figures to have earlier been recognised by the College in this way.

Traditionally, students, staff, alumni and members of the College’s governing body have nominated candidates. But it has also now been thrown open to the wider public as well.

Nominations should be emailed to [email protected]. Details of who is eligible to nominate and be nominated, the selection criteria and a full list of past recipients can be found HERE.

The closing date for nominations is midday on Friday, June 28. The College’s Search Committee will then make the final decisions on who will receive the 2019 fellowships.