Leicester Honorary Graduate Jon Culshaw brings the voice of Richard III to the airwaves

Posted by er134 at Jul 12, 2013 03:20 PM |
University of Leicester degree ceremonies, Career Development Service and fundraising academic all featured on BBC Radio Leicester
Leicester Honorary Graduate Jon Culshaw brings the voice of Richard III to the airwaves

Jon Culshaw

With the graduation ceremonies in full swing this week, the University featured heavily on BBC Radio Leicester’s drive time show yesterday.

Impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw, who was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for his contributions to astronomy, chatted to presenter Jim Davies of the honour of receiving his Degree and brought along some famous friends - in the form of his impressions. They included the late astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, Hollywood actor Sir Michael Caine, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and a certain King Richard III.

Staying with the topic of graduation, University of Leicester graduates were quizzed about their future career plans outside the ceremonies at De Montfort Hall.

Rajesh Patel, Employer Liaison Manager at the University’s Career Development Service talked to Ben Jackson in the studio about the work they are doing to improve our graduates' employability after they finish university.

Finally, Dr Robert Britton a Post-Doctoral Research Associate from the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine talked about Pier2Pier, a charity swim he will be taking part in on 14 July, as part of National Transplant Week.

Listen to the programme on BBC iPlayer here

  • Jon Culshaw ( newsblog) (at 2hr 38.52 on the iPlayer)
  • Careers: (at 2hr 43min on the iPlayer)
  • Dr Rob Britton (newsblog) (at 2hr 52min on the iPlayer)
  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society.  The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society.