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Matthew Lewis to Recieve Honorary Degree

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Posted by: Catherine
July 13, 2012, 10:37 AM

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), who was born and raised in Leeds, is to receive an Honorary Master of Arts Degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. He will be awarded this degree during the Universities graduation ceremony, on July 24, for his "contribution to the arts and charity work". SnitchSeeker reported:

The graduation celebrations are taking place at University’s Headingley Campus from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 July, where over 5,000 students will graduate over five days, alongside ten honorary degree recipients.

Others receiving honorary degrees from Leeds Metropolitan include England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster, Red or Dead designer Wayne Hemmingway, Olympic torch designer Edward Barber, Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle and Mumtaz Kahn Akbar is the founder and owner of the Mumtaz Food Group.

Matthew has remained loyal to the city of Leeds and holds season tickets for both Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United. In 2010, he helped to launch a new cancer screening suite at St James’s Hospital and last year he joined in the Leeds 10k walk for local charity, Martin House Hospice. Still living in nearby Horsforth, Matthew is involved with various good causes including Yorkshire Kidney Research, Action for Children, the Leeds Rhinos Rugby Foundation and Bethany’s Smile.


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12 Comments

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Congratulations Matthew! I hope the ceremony goes well! He deserves this so much for all the hard work he does every day! :)

Posted by MissWeasley8 (The Wendybird)°O° on July 13, 2012, 11:22 AM report to moderator
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That’s awesome!!! And also, Dan’s Birthday is on the 23rd!!!! :DDDDDDDDD

Posted by katelyner123 on July 13, 2012, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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Matthew Lewis seems to be a really great, caring young guy – and i’m really pleased he is so in touch with his home town. I used to live in Leeds – and maybe especially because I am not English I can say that Leeds is an underestimated city. I have always loved it as it’s a city but really close to beautiful nature as well … and not to mention the people :) …
Well done, Matthew – keep it going !!

Posted by siena on July 13, 2012, 12:48 PM report to moderator
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Congratulations, Matthew! I am delighted that you are to RECEIVE an Honorary Master of Arts Degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Posted by Graymayne on July 13, 2012, 03:01 PM report to moderator
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Well done to Matthew, he’s a really nice person.

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on July 13, 2012, 03:44 PM report to moderator
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Congrats Matthew! It so nice that he takes such a huge part in his home town. What a kind and caring guy. :)

Posted by LunaLuver on July 13, 2012, 03:49 PM report to moderator
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That is very nice!

Posted by Won_Two on July 13, 2012, 09:04 PM report to moderator
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Aw that is so awesome !

Posted by muggle..andproudofit =:) on July 13, 2012, 09:44 PM report to moderator
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Well done to Matthew, and it’s lovely to hear that he has stayed firmly connected to his home town, lots of people who have been successful in the acting profession seem to move away from where they were brought up as soon as possible, often to the U.S. but also sometimes to London. His support for local charities shows how much his local area means to him.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on July 14, 2012, 01:34 AM report to moderator
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Catherine writes a lot of the articles on here now – but she doesn’t seem to have a biography in the staff section..?

Posted by Storm the Hufflepuff on July 15, 2012, 04:26 PM report to moderator
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Matt, we are so proud. Congrats!

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on July 15, 2012, 04:38 PM report to moderator
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Good job Matt!

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on July 15, 2012, 04:57 PM report to moderator
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