Sir Lenny Henry’s appointment as Birmingham City University chancellor to give young people ‘life-changing opportunities’

His illustrious career has spanned four decades which has seen him play stand-up comedian, charity founder, actor, writer, and blues singer. Now, he can add university chancellor to his CV, a move which is hoped to inspire the students of tomorrow. Birmingham City University (BCU) made the announcement this week that Sir Lenny Henry had visited the campus to start preparing for his five-year term as chancellor. The 57-year-old, who was knighted in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity, said his new role will be…

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St Andrews University recruits Oxford’s Professor Sally Mapstone as its second-ever female chancellor

One of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world has announced it is to take on its second female principal. St Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, looks set to receive Oxford University’s Professor Sally Mapstone who will take on the role of principal and vice-chancellor in September. Professor Mapstone, who is the current pro-vice-chancellor of education and professor of older Scots literature, was educated at Wadham and St Cross Colleges at Oxford. Professor Louise Richardson, current vice-chancellor at Oxford and former principal of St Andrews, was among the first to congratulate…

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