Royal Armouries director receives honorary degree - Monday, 19 July 2010

Steven Burt
Steven Burt

Royal Armouries Museum Director, Steven Burt, has been awarded an honorary degree by Leeds Metropolitan University in recognition of his major achievements in the field of education.

In his Royal Armouries’ role, Steven is responsible for delivering a successful, visitor-focused, educational heritage attraction across the museum’s three sites – at Leeds, the Tower of London and Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

Originally from Leeds, Steven was runner-up in the prestigious ‘Spirit of Leeds’ award in 2008 for outstanding contribution to the city. Steven is well known for his public lectures and books on the history of the ‘Capital of the North’ and is the Thoresby (Leeds Historical) Society’s former president.

Other career highlights include:

Steven received his honorary doctorate in Education from the University’s Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education.

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