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Bradford University awards Honorary Degree to Yorkshire Rotarian

Bradford University awards Honorary Degree to Yorkshire Rotarian

A former President of Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland has received an Honorary Degree from the University of Bradford for his work with the Bradford Peace Centre.

Allan Jagger received an Honorary Degree from the university on August 19th.

A Past Rotary International Director and a President of Rotary GB&I from 2007-2008, he has been a key supporter of Rotary International’s work on peace through its six designated Rotary Peace Centres around the world – including the one in Bradford.

Other Centres are based at Duke University (USA), University of North Carolina (USA) , International Christian University (Japan), University of Queensland (Australia) and Uppsala University (Sweden).

In all of the service that Rotary gives nothing is possible if there is conflict, but extraordinary projects can be delivered where there is peace.”

The Yorkshireman received an OBE for his service to the training and education of young people, and also for his charitable work in his home county.

The Peace Centres are funded by Rotary and award up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at the centres.

Allan has stated: “I am proud of all people I have worked with and have always valued them.”

“I am really honoured to have received the reward and could not have done it without the people I met along the way.”

Rotary created the Peace Centres in 2002 to train qualified professionals to become agents of peace. The six centres are located at seven top universities throughout the world.

The Centres offer the Rotary Fellows a rigorous programme of study and apply field-based experience in areas relating to peace conflict resolution.

Despite living and studying through a global pandemic, is a tremendous achievement.”

Bradford Peace Centre hosts and supports ten fully-funded MA Rotary peace fellows from around the world each year. The Centre is based in the division of Peace Studies and International Development at Bradford University.

“In all of the service that Rotary gives nothing is possible if there is conflict, but extraordinary projects can be delivered where there is peace.” The Yorkshire Rotarian stated.

Professor Shirley Congdon of Bradford University said: “The fact that our graduating class of 2021 has adapted and persevered – despite living and studying through a global pandemic, is a tremendous achievement and I am proud of, and impressed by them all. They too should be very proud of their success.”

Honorary Degrees are academic awards given by the university to individuals in recognition for the exceptional contribution to society or lifetime achievement in their field.

We would like to congratulate Allan for his Honorary Degree awarded by the University.