WATCH: Al Murray delighted to join 'very clever' Wolverhampton graduates

By Robert Cox | Wolverhampton | Education | Published: | Last Updated:

Comedian Al Murray has today received an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton for his contribution to military history.

Murray is known to many as his alter-ego the Pub Landlord, performing as which he has filled arenas around the world.

But he also has a keen passion for history which has seen him present documentaries on TV and radio.

WATCH: Al Murray honoured to be in Wolverhampton

Murray was presented with his Honorary Doctor of Social Science at a ceremony at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this afternoon alongside students from the School of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Announcing Murray's award last month, the university said it was made in recognition of his contribution towards military history, which is a major research strength of the University, and his passion in raising its profile to the "younger demographic."

He has previously filmed two specials for BBC 4, Al Murray's Great British War Movies and Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies.

WATCH Al Murray walk with graduates through Wolverhampton:


On the same channel he hosted an historical series about the art and culture of Germany, while on the Discovery Channel he hosted a 10-part documentary titled Al Murray's Road to Berlin in which he interviewed survivors from the Second World War.

He has written several books including Watching War Films With My Dad, released in 2013, which explored how has passion for history began.

Others who have been honoured by the University this year include Henry Carver, Managing Director of Wolverhampton-based Carvers Builders Merchants, and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer, Rebecca Bryant.

Robert Cox

By Robert Cox
Senior Reporter - @rcox_star

Senior Reporter covering news in Wolverhampton.


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