Honorary Doctorate - 1999
In 1994 Brian Lewis left the Yorkshire Art Circus, a community based arts charity he helped create 15 years earlier, and formed Pontefract Press.
Pontefract Press emphasises the power of story telling, writing as a perceptive onlooker. They work with freelance writers who have the skill and experience to write intelligently on social policy.
Brian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 1999.