In addition, Gervase is the recipient of numerous honorary University Doctorates and Fellowships.
Over the years, Gervase has published many articles, chapters and books and edited a wide range of poetry and short story collections. He is well known for his best-selling autobiographical novels: The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales and Up and Down in the Dales.
In 2004 Gervase was honoured to receive "The Speaker of the Year Award' from the Association of Speakers' Clubs. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary Fellow of the English Speaking Board, President and Fellow of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama and Honorary Fellow of Leeds Trinity University College, Gervase has a particular interest in children's reading and is widely known as a lively and entertaining speaker.