Sir Patrick Stewart is to step down as chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, a position he has held for 12 years.
In this video, recorded last year, Sir Patrick discusses why he took on the role; his own decision not to attend university; and how the acting community perceives academia.
Vice-chancellor of the university, Bob Cryan, said: “Naturally, we are very sorry that Sir Patrick has decided to call it a day. But we feel proud and privileged to have had him as our Chancellor for so many years. He was always determined to be much more than a figurehead and he made a real contribution to the progress of the university.”
Sir Patrick will step down in July. This video was recorded in April 2014 at the British Council’s Going Global event in Miami.