Matthew Lewis to Recieve Honorary Degree

Jul 13, 2012

Posted by: Catherine


Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), who was born and raised in Leeds, is to receive an Honorary Master of Arts Degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. He will be awarded this degree during the Universities graduation ceremony, on July 24, for his “contribution to the arts and charity work”. SnitchSeeker reported:

The graduation celebrations are taking place at University’s Headingley Campus from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 July, where over 5,000 students will graduate over five days, alongside ten honorary degree recipients.

Others receiving honorary degrees from Leeds Metropolitan include England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster, Red or Dead designer Wayne Hemmingway, Olympic torch designer Edward Barber, Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle and Mumtaz Kahn Akbar is the founder and owner of the Mumtaz Food Group.

Matthew has remained loyal to the city of Leeds and holds season tickets for both Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United. In 2010, he helped to launch a new cancer screening suite at St James’s Hospital and last year he joined in the Leeds 10k walk for local charity, Martin House Hospice. Still living in nearby Horsforth, Matthew is involved with various good causes including Yorkshire Kidney Research, Action for Children, the Leeds Rhinos Rugby Foundation and Bethany’s Smile.

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