Wilko Johnson is proud to be on the receiving end of an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University this month, at a ceremony at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Vice-chancellor Professor Iain Martin said: “This is a very special day for those receiving their awards and it will be a great pleasure to be part of the graduation ceremonies, hand our graduates their certificates and honour their achievements. They all deserve to feel both pleased and proud as they mark this important transition.
“The recipients of honorary degrees are exceptional individuals with a connection to the region or the work we do here at Anglia Ruskin University.
“The award acknowledges their contributions to society and we hope will serve as an inspiration to our graduates as they take the next step in their lives.”
Wilko was successfully treated for pancreatic cancer at Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s hospital and last year he raised more than £10,000 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, following the lifesaving surgery.
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Fresh from Henley Literary Festival, Wilko heads out on the road again this week with the boys for his UK tour. There are still tickets available for Warrington’s Parr Hall (6th October) and also Salisbury City Hall (13th October) so snap ’em up quick!
Wilko and the boys had a terrific time playing at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne last month. Check out the Lancashire Telegraph’s review of their show here, and an interview with Norman Watt Roy here.
Wilko and the boys are looking forward to joining the mighty ZZ Top – fresh from Glastonbury – in Finland this week for two gigs: 15th July at Venue Bastion, Hamina and on the 16th in Seinajoki for the Rockin’ Botnia Festival.
Don’t miss them if you’re lucky enough to be spending the summer in this beautiful country!
Wilko Johnson will join Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 from 10pm TONIGHT (Thursday July 7th) to talk about his book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’. Don’t you miss it! Other guests include Sir Alan Parker, Gruffalo artist Axel Scheffler and Tate curator Tanya Barson. Here are the details.