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Funny man Rory gets honorary college fellowship

PUBLISHED: 10:21 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:52 05 October 2010

COMEDIAN Rory Bremner has landed an honorary fellowship from the University of London’s Queen Mary College. It was in recognition of his strong relationship’ with the college, where he once delivered a lecture on the art of political impersonation’

COMEDIAN Rory Bremner has landed an honorary fellowship from the University of London’s Queen Mary College.

It was in recognition of his strong relationship’ with the college, where he delivered a lecture on the art of political impersonation’ three years ago.

“Bremner is one of the sharpest political commentators in the country,” said Queen Mary’s acting principal, Prof Philip Ogden.

“He has a real commitment to British politics, public affairs and scholarship.

“Awarding an honorary fellowship is an appropriate gesture, bringing him fully into the college community, to which he is likely to make a very remarkable contribution.”

The TV funny man was handed his fellowship by Professor of Contemporary British History Peter Hennessy at a ceremony at the college in Mile End.

Bremner graduated in French, German “and imitating lecturers” from King’s College, London, and went on to become a household name with shows including Channel 4’s Bremner and Fortune and Rory Bremner—Who Else?


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