Newsreader and former bishop lead the way with degrees

King Edward V11 new building and Fayre..  Head Teacher  Bev Jackson with Newsnight presenter and  former pupil Emily Maitlis  and Chair of Govenors Carolyn Leary
King Edward V11 new building and Fayre.. Head Teacher Bev Jackson with Newsnight presenter and former pupil Emily Maitlis and Chair of Govenors Carolyn Leary
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A television newsreader, the former Bishop of Hallam and a world-renowned mountaineer were some of those receiving honorary degrees at Sheffield University graduation ceremonies this week.

Emily Maitlis, who presents Newsnight as well as other bulletins on the BBC, received a Doctorate of Letters for her contribution to journalism. Born in Canada, Emily was raised in Sheffield and attended King Edward VII school in Broomhill before embarking on her career in news.

Meanwhile the city’s former Catholic bishop John Rawsthorne, who stepped down last year, also received a doctorate for his charity and community work.

Dr Andy Cave, one of the world’s most respected mountaineers, has also been honoured for his achievements.

Andy once reached the summit of the Himalayan mountain Changabang, one of the most challenging routes ever recorded, but watched his climbing partner Brendan Murphy swept to death on the descent.

And Sir Roger Bone - former president of Boeing UK - was made an honorary Doctor of Engineering.