john-mooresA bronze statue of Sir John Moores commissioned by John Moores University, was unveiled to celebrate the University’s 175th anniversary.

The statue, made by local sculptor Tom Murphy, who himself is a JMU graduate and is well known for his other pieces of work around the city.

The statue has pride of place outside the city’s newest library, the £7m Avril Robarts Learning Resource Centre which will be used by the University’s 8,000 students.

The statue was unveiled by Sir John’s Son, JMU Chancellor John Moores and daughter Lady Granchester.

The three-quarter-ton statue depicts Sir John in the robes he wore when accepting the first honorary fellowship bestowed by the Liverpool Polytechnic.