Liverpool John Moores University is delighted to announce that Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, will be awarded an Honorary Fellowship during the University’s November graduation ceremonies.
Sir Peter, who will receive his Fellowship for outstanding contributions to creative arts, media and entertainment, is former Chairman of Endemol and was responsible for introducing a number of well-known shows to British TV screens including Big Brother, Ground Force, Deal or No Deal and Ready Steady Cook.
He has served as a Non-executive Director on ITV’s board since June 2013 and is President of the Royal Television Society. Sir Peter has raised funds for many arts and media organisations, notably as Chair of The Crossness Engines Trust (a steam museum), and as Deputy Chair of the National Film and Television School.
He is also the former Chair of the English National Opera and was previously a Non-executive Director of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
LJMU Fellowships are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an individual in a given field or profession. Sir Peter joins a community of Fellows who are closely associated with the work of the University and who play an active role in the life of LJMU.
Vice-Chancellor of LJMU Professor Nigel Weatherill said: “Sir Peter is a tour de force in the world of culture, media and the arts, and we are delighted that he will become an Honorary Fellow during our November Graduation. All our Honorary Fellows are role models for our students and staff and I look forward to his participation in the life of the University through our Fellowship.”
Sir Peter commented: “Liverpool John Moores University, a great champion of arts and culture, does me a great honour. I’ve seen at first hand the University’s dynamic approach exemplified by its partnership with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.”
The Fellowship will be conferred during LJMU’s November graduation ceremonies, taking place at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 24 and 25 November.