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Dumbledore surprises graduating students
Bioscience graduates were surprised to see Professor Dumbledore of Harry Potter fame appear at their Canterbury Cathedral degree ceremony last Tuesday (10 July).
In fact, Dumbledore was none other than Dr Peter Klappa, Senior Lecturer in the University's School of Biosciences and Master of Rutherford College, who had donned the garb of the famous character from the Harry Potter novels to help raise money for a cancer charity.
He explained: 'I wore the fake beard and hair and posed with willing 'Hogkent' students to raise money for the Emily Ash Trust, a cancer in children charity.
'One of our final year Bioscience and Rutherford College students, Emilie Saintas, came up with the idea, set up the donation page and chose the charity for this and I was more than happy to become Dumbledore for a few hours.'
Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at: http://www.justgiving.com/Emily-Saintas1
Story published at 4:26pm 16 July 2012