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Honorary Awards Ceremony

Each year we are delighted to award a number of Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships to individuals who have made significant achievements; contributed on a local, regional, national or international level; and have a special affinity with the work and values of our University.

This year we celebrated the creation of eight Honorary Graduates at Awards Ceremonies held in London's Festival Hall. We celebrated their contributions to society alongside the achievements of our own outstanding graduating students.

2016 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2015 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2014 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2013 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2012 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2011 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2010 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2009 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2008 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2007 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2006 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2005 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

2004 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

  • Professor Gerald Bernbaum - Doctor of Education
  • Dr George Barlow OBE - Doctor of Science
  • Mrs Tessa Sanderson CBE – Honorary Fellowship
  • Mr Michael Farmer – Honorary Fellowship
  • Sir David Bell – Honorary Fellowship

2003 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships

  • Lord Ouseley of Peckham Rye - Doctor of Law
  • Dame Cicely Saunders OM DBE - Doctor of Law
  • Dr Annette Zera - Doctor of Education
  • His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed al Qasimi
  • Rt Hon Lord Krebs – Doctor of Science
  • Mrs Doreen Norton OBE – Honorary Fellowship
  • Mr Iain Tuckett MBE – Honorary Fellowship

Pre-2002 Fellowships (in alphabetical order)

  • Professor Sam Aaronovitch
  • Mr Ronald Edward Artus CBE
  • Dr John Beishon
  • Mr Fred Bentley MBE
  • Mr John Bevan OBE
  • Dr J C Cain OBE
  • Mr Anthony Carlisle
  • Mr Denis Coe
  • A J L Collinson
  • Sir David Clementi
  • Mr Gair Drake
  • Mr Terence Driscoll
  • The Very Rev David Edwards OBE
  • The Rt Hon Frank Field
  • Mr Dennis F W Hawes
  • E M Heap
  • The Rt Hon Mr Simon Hughes PC
  • Dr Douglas Hykin
  • Ms Sheila Jack
  • Baroness Jay of Paddington
  • Professor Chris Jennings
  • Mr Hugh Joseph
  • Ms Sally Keeble
  • The Rt Hon Lord Lloyd of Berwick PC, DL
  • Dr John Llewellyn
  • The Hon Dr Christopher McLaren
  • Mr Michael Mallinson CBE
  • Mr David Marsh CBE
  • Mr Stanley Mayne
  • Mr Vivian Pereira=Mendoza
  • The Rev Dame Sarah Mullally DBE
  • Sir Albert Mumford
  • Professor William George Overend
  • Professor Alfred Posamentier
  • Mr David Priest
  • Dr Rupert Prime
  • Mr Miles Peter Richmond
  • Sir Harold Shearman
  • Mr John A Spence OBE, DL
  • Mr Maxwell Smith
  • Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Tippet KCB
  • Dr J Topping
  • B D Vernon
  • Mr Bev Walters
  • F H J Wileman OBE

2002 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Benjamin Zephaniah - Doctor of Letters
  • Dr Adrian Perry - Doctor of Education
  • Dr Polly Toynbee - Doctor of Law
  • Dr Elizabeth Filkin - Doctor of Law

2001 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Trevor Phillips OBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Professor Sir David Cannadine - Doctor of Literature
  • Sir John Bond - Doctor of Law
  • Dr DeAnne Julius - Doctor of Law

2000 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Jessica Huntley - Doctor of Literature
  • Dr Desmond Wilcox - Doctor of Literature
  • Dr Esther Rantzen - Doctor of Literature
  • Sir Satcam Boolell - Doctor of Law

1999 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Valerie Masterson CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • The Hon Dr Christopher McLaren - Doctor of Law
  • Professor Sir Cyril Chantler - Doctor of Science

1998 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Tommy Steele OBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Professor Linda Colley CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Lord Harris of Peckham - Doctor of Law
  • Lord Lester of Herne Hill - Doctor of Law

1997 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Julia McKenzie - Doctor of Literature
  • Rev Brother Dr Prathip Martin Komolmas - Doctor of Literature
  • Sir Mike Heron - Doctor of Literature
  • Lord Giddens of Southgate - Doctor of Literature
  • Dr Robert Hawley CBE - Doctor of Engineering
  • Rt Rev Roy Williamson - Doctor of Literature
  • Lord Bragg of Wigton - Doctor of Literature

1996 Honorary Degrees

  • Sir Nicholas Serota - Doctor of Literature
  • Dame Diana Rigg DBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Lord Rogers of Riverside - Doctor of Literature
  • Professor Sir Tony Atkinson - Doctor of Law

1995 Honorary Degrees

  • Professor Sir David Weatherall - Doctor of Science
  • Dr Zoë Wanamaker CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Sir Bob Reid - Doctor of Law
  • Sir Michael Perry GBE - Doctor of Law
  • The Rt Hon Lord Jenkin of Roding - Doctor of Law
  • Professor Geoffrey Howson - Doctor of Science
  • Baroness Howe of Idlicote, CBE - Doctor of Law
  • Sir Brian Hill - Doctor of Law
  • Professor Stuart Hall - Doctor of Literature
  • Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde - Doctor of Law
  • Dr Thomas H Collins - Doctor of Science
  • Dr Michael Cassidy CBE - Doctor of Law

1994 Honorary Degrees

  • Most Reverend Desmond Tutu - Doctor of Law
  • Baroness Prashar of Runnymede CBE - Doctor of Law
  • Baroness Perry of Southwark - Doctor of Law
  • Lord Moser KCB - Doctor of Science
  • Sir Trevor McDonald OBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Professor Michael Mansfield QC - Doctor of Law
  • Professor Sir Hans Kornberg - Doctor of Science
  • Dr Marion Frank OBE - Master of Science
  • Sir Richard Eyre CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Sir Michael Caine CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Dr Richard Briers CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Sir Christopher Bland - Doctor of Law
  • Chief Emeka Anyaoku - Doctor of Law
  • The Rt Hon Lord Sheppard of Didgemere KCVO- Doctor of Law
  • Professor Sir David Davies CBE - Doctor of Engineering
  • The Rt Hon Lord Morris of Handsworth OJ, DL - Doctor of Law

1993 Honorary Degrees

  • Mr Kenneth Stoneley
  • Sir Nicholas Grimshaw CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Sir Graham Day - Doctor of Law
  • Professor Robert Churchhouse CBE - Doctor of Science
  • Ms Ainna Fawcett-Henesy - Master of Science
  • Dr Brian Fuller CBE, QFSM - Doctor of Science
  • Dr Mike Hanson - Doctor of Science
  • Dr Clive H Lewis - Doctor of Literature

1992 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Ted Watts - Doctor of Science
  • The Rt Hon Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG - Doctor of Literature
  • Dr Sheila Innes - Doctor of Literature
  • Dr Nobuhiro Iijima - Doctor of Science
  • Dr Bill Cory - Master of Science
  • Dr Stephen Sheung Yu Cheung - Doctor of Science
  • The Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd OM, PC - Doctor of Law
  • Sir Howard Newby CBE - Doctor of Literature
  • Dr A Massey - Doctor of Literature

1989 Honorary Degrees

  • Dr Miriam Stoppard OBE - Doctor of Science

1985 Honorary Degrees

  • Mr Stanley Mayne - Master of Arts
 
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