Southgate conducted the service, held in 1988, after the restoration of York Minster, which caught fire in 1984. The Minster was struck by lightning four days before the retirement of the previous dean, Ronald Jasper. Southgate was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of York in 1989.
- http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whowaswho/U182029 Who's Who, accessed 6 July 2008
- York Minster Is Back to Life After '84 Fire (1988), The New York Times, New York, viewed 2 May 2008, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE7DF103DF936A35752C1A96E948260
- Donald Gray (2004). "Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley (1917–1990)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
- The University of York Honorary Graduates - 1966-2004 (2004), University of York, York, UK, viewed 2 May 2008, http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/eto/graduation/Hon%20Grads/Honorary%20Grad%20list%201966-2004.pdf
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