University recognises Colin’s work for the community

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters has been conferred on Colin Slater by the University of Nottingham

In the picture Colin is holding the bound cover to the papers he received which include a signed Certificate and the Oration delivered to the congregation at the ceremony by Professor Nick Miles, highlighting the mark he has made on the Nottinghamshire community.

The Professor referred to Colin’s voluntary work, including his long-time membership of General Synod as a lay representative of the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, recalling that he had voted for both the consecration of women priests and, later, women bishops.

Colin was installed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Shearer West, after Professor Miles had concluded: “I present Colin Slater as eminently worthy to receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters.”

Colin worships at Christ Church, Chilwell. He was elected to the General Synod in 1990 as a lay representative and represents the General Synod on the council of St John’s College, Bramcote, and has been elected as the council’s vice-chairman. He is also a member of the Bishop’s Council and the diocesan finance committee.
He is also widely known for his work on Radio Nottingham reporting on Notts County Football Club.