University of Warwick Graduation Ceremony

Huge Huge congratulations to the amazing Catherine Allen on her Honarary Degree from the University of Warwick. An absolutely wonderful achievement. Catherine is one of the UK’s leading figures in creative virtual reality (…and the Queen of the metaverse!)

Catherine led the creation of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences, and now, as the founder of Limina Immersive, sets up and curates content for VR cinemas in arts venues across the country. Her work is known for bringing immersive technology to the broader public who wouldn’t describe themselves as early adopters. In 2018 her work shaping the VR sector was recognised through a prestigious Marie Claire Future Shapers award. Other awards include a BAFTA in 2014 for her work on the Disney Animated app and a Lovie in 2017 for the BBC VR documentary Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, which Broadcast magazine described as ‘genre-defining’.

An accomplished writer and public speaker, Catherine has delivered two TEDx talks and has been an industry expert for the BBC’s Today and Click programmes, as well as The Guardian, The Economist, Wired magazine and TechCrunch.

Massive congratulations again Catherine and a big thank you for your contributions to safeguarding the metaverse.