Honorary Graduate 2022 - Vicky McClure - Dr of Letters
From Katie Andrews
Vicky grew up in Wollaton, Nottingham, taking dance lessons from the age of three, and went on to earn a place at an acting school aged 11, learning her craft at the Nottingham TV Workshop. In 2018, she joined forces with University of Nottingham academics, filming the documentary Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure.
It was Vicky’s close personal experience of dementia, through caring for her Nana Iris, and through her role with the Alzheimer’s Society, where she saw first-hand how music and singing had affected dementia patients.
The documentary demonstrated how music can stimulate a brain damaged by dementia and left a lasting legacy in our understanding of how music therapy can help people with dementia.
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