Archbishop John Sentamu receives an honorary degree

Dr John Sentamu Dr John Sentamu has been Archbishop of York since 2005

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has received an honorary degree from the University of York.

He was presented the honour by the Provost of Vanbrugh College Rev Dr David Efird, of the Department of Philosophy.

Dr Sentamu was one of 11 receiving honorary degrees at the university's graduation ceremonies this week.

He has been Archbishop of York since 2005 and is a patron of more than 100 charities.

Other recipients of honorary degrees include author Anthony Horowitz, film and television director Ken Loach and Justice Albie Sachs. They will receive theirs on Friday.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Weather

York

18 °C 12 °C

Features

  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?


  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900-year-story behind the creation of a UK parliament


  • Image of Ankor Wat using lidarJungle Atlantis

    How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest


  • Tesco signBest before?

    Has Tesco passed its sell-by date, asks Richard Anderson


  • Agents with the US Secret Service, such as this one, are responsible for guarding the presidentHard at work

    White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.