Commemoration Day 2016
Commemoration Day 2016 welcomed the 1966 graduates to the magnificent setting on the Bute Hall. Commemorating the benefactors who have contributed towards Glasgow's success throughout the centuries, Commemoration Day recognizes the outstanding achievement by conferring honorary degrees.
This year saw figures from industry, the public sector and the world of sport awarded honorary degrees at the Commemoration Day celebrations. They included several UofG alumni / alumnae and the Nobel Laureate economist, Professor Sir James Mirrlees. The current Convener of University Court, David Ross, was also honoured as was Scotland's Solicitor General Lesley Thomson QC.
The President of Nankai University and former President of Tianjin University, Professor Ke Gong, was presented with the Degree of Doctor of the University by the Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli.
From the world of sport, the tennis coach Judith Murray was presented with the Degree of Doctor as were the rugby professionals Gregor Townsend and Alastair Kellock.
More information on this event, including interviews with Judith Murray, Gregor Townsend and Alastair Kellock can be found here.