SHOULD St George continue to be England’s patron saint?

And if he loses the role, who should replace him?

All will be revealed at a special event at the University of Huddersfield on the eve of St George’s Day.

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield’s Academy for the Study of Britishness will mark St George’s Day by starting the search for a new patron saint of England.

Last year the academy surveyed staff and students on What St George’s Day Means To Me.

A spokesman for the university said: “Some respondents suggested that since St George was happy to offer his patron saint services to a range of other countries – such as Turkey and Georgia – he couldn’t be considered a uniquely English figure.

“With this in mind, Academy staff are calling for the opinions of staff and students to nominate a new patron saint.’’

The Academy will reveal its findings at a special event that will also see a panel of leading specialists present the latest research on debates about Englishness and its potential political ramifications in light of the General Election.

It will be in the Harold Wilson Building on the Queensgate campus of the university at 4.30pm on Thursday.

To book your free place and for more information contact Jodie Matthews at or 01484 471455.