Stewart Receives An Honorary Fellowship

By Caillan
July 11, 2001 - 7:42 AM

Patrick Stewart - copyright South Wales Echo

Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) was once again the star of the show on Monday when he was awarded an honorary fellowship by Cardiff University, Wales.

"I feel very privileged to have become a fellow of Cardiff University," he told the South Wales Echo. "It is a great honour to have been presented with this award."

Stewart received the honorary degree for his work with the university's School of Journalism, Media and Culture, as well as his ongoing commitment to theatre, film and televison. The actor is currently working with lecturers Dr. Roberta Pearson and Dr. Maire Messenger-Davies on their new book, entitled 'Small Screen Big Universe: Star Trek and Television Studies.'

On Sunday night, Stewart performed a one-man show entitled 'Uneasy Life Ahead' for lecturers and students at the university.

Prior to becoming an actor, Stewart worked as a journalist for the Mirfield Reporter in Yorkshire, but because he spent too much time in the theatre, he was asked to leave.

Further details can be found in this BBC Online article. Thanks go out to David Payne for this!

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