Michael awarded honorary degree by Newcastle University

Newcastle University has made Michael an Honorary Doctor of Letters for his outstanding achievements as a children’s author and supporter of children’s rights, and recognising his strong connections to the North East. Alongside his writing and charity work, the honorary degree also celebrates Michael’s links to Newcastle. He is a Patron of Seven… Read More

Michael and Clare Morpurgo become patrons of Seven Stories

We are delighted to share the news that Michael and Clare Morpurgo have become patrons of Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, joining David Almond, Lord Beecham of Benwell and Newcastle, David Lloyd, Philip Pullman CBE, Michael Rosen, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Elizabeth Hammill OBE and Mary Briggs OBE.  They are… Read More

5×15 | Royal Geographical Society

Michael Morpurgo and a number of other guests, including Ian Hislop and Juliet Stevenson, will speak at a 5×15 event at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 3rd May. Michael and Claire Morpurgo will discuss and celebrate our glorious countryside and the important part it plays in our lives. They will… Read More

Clare Morpurgo speaks about Farms For City Children at 5×15

Last night, Clare Morpurgo gave a wonderful talk on Farms for City Children, the charity founded by both her and Michael, at the Tobacco Factory Theatres for 5×15 Bristol. Her passionate talk on the charity, pictured, even included a heckle from Michael on how to milk a cow!… Read More