Picture Special: JK Rowling given award by Edinburgh University


AUTHOR JK Rowling has received an award from the University of Edinburgh.

The Harry Potter writer was given a University Benefactor’s award, which is given to individuals or organisations that have made significant contributions to the life of the University.

Last year Ms Rowling donated £10 million to fund the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University, which will focus on developing treatments for multiple sclerosis and other degenerative neurological conditions.

The award was presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who was also installed as the university’s Chancellor today (mon)

The Princess Royal succeeds HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who stepped down as Chancellor in 2010, having held the role since 1953.


The University gave Rowling the award at a ceremony today (mon)
Rowling attended to receive a University Benefactor's award
Last year she donated £10 million to fund neurological research
The Princess Royal, who was invested as the University's Chancellor, presented Rowling with the award