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Yoko Ono (centre) with, from left, students Jaclyn Bell, Peter Todd, Katherine Gilroy, Clare Bellingham, Andrew McCaldon and Ian Crawford
University of Liverpool John Lennon Memorial Scholarship students met benefactor, Yoko Ono when the widow of the Beatles legend visited the city to promote her John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.
Yoko launched the scheme at Museum of Liverpool on the Pierhead, and took the opportunity to meet the six scholarship students currently benefitting from the memorial fund set up in her late husband’s memory.
Jaclyn Bell, working towards a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics; Andrew McCaldon studying Politics; Peter Todd and Ian Crawford, aiming for Masters in Popular Music and Archaeology (taught), respectively; Katherine Gillroy, who is studying International Law and Human Rights and Clare Bellingham, Earth Sciences; all met with Yoko to discuss their progress.
“It was a very memorable experience.”
Professor Kelvin Everest, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Student Experience, said: ‘I was delighted to meet Yoko Ono and thank her personally on behalf of the University of Liverpool for her continued support. Without this support many of our students may not have been able to undertake their studies, highlighting the real impact and importance that her generous gift has had on the lives of our John Lennon scholarship students.’
The John Lennon Memorial Scholarship is designed to support students financially, while enhancing awareness of global problems and environmental issues.
Current and prospective UK and EU undergraduates and postgraduates (taught and research) who have accepted University of Liverpool as their first choice university, in any subject area, are eligible to apply.
Yoko Ono returned to Liverpool to launch the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Fitted out with the latest studio equipment, it aims to give young people across the UK and Europe the chance to develop musical talents and try their hand at the creative arts.
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