University announces honorary degrees to celebrate 550th anniversary

University announces honorary degrees to celebrate 550th anniversary

Issued: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 00:00:00 GMT

The University is celebrating its 550th anniversary by announcing, as in 1901 and 1951, an extended list of people who will receive honorary degrees. The awards celebrate the University's connections with a variety of communities, national and international.

The University marks its links with Glasgow with honours for office bearers in the institutions of the city and for individuals, graduates and non-graduates, whose roots lie here but whose contribution and reputation extend to the wider world. The list also reflects the University's historic links with other institutions and extends to men and women of distinction in Scotland and elsewhere world-wide who have contributed to contemporary life in the arts, sciences and culture.

The University Chancellor will confer the degrees at a number of ceremonies during 2001.

Doctor of the University

H.R.H. OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II, King of Asante

SIR JAMES ARMOUR, Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, former Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and a former Vice-Principal

SIR MICHAEL BOND, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine and a former Vice-Principal

MR ALAN BROWN, Convener of the Business Committee of the General Council of the University

THE RT HON MENZIES CAMPBELL, Politician

MR KENNETH CORSAR, Director of Education, Glasgow

MR ALASTAIR DENHOLM, Lord Dean of Guild Elect, Merchants House of Glasgow

MR ROBIN EASTON, Rector, High School of Glasgow

PROFESSOR DAVID FLINT, Emeritus Professor of Accountancy

MR FRANK FRAME, Solicitor, formerly Adviser to the Board, HSBC Holdings plc

MR EDDIE FRIEL, President, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

MR SAM GALBRAITH, Politician

MR GEORGE HORSPOOL, Deacon Convener Elect, Trades House of Glasgow

PROFESSOR ROBERT JACK, Emeritus Professor of Mercantile Law

THE RT HON CHARLES KENNEDY, Politician

SIR ALAN LANGLANDS, Principal, The University of Dundee

PROFESSOR ROSS LORIMER, President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

MR BASHIR AHMED MAAN, Community Leader

THE RT HON LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON, Politician

SIR GEORGE MATHEWSON, Deputy Chairman, Royal Bank of Scotland

MR COLIN MONTGOMERIE, Golfer

SIR JOHN ORR, Chief Constable, Strathclyde Police

MR CRAIG REEDIE, Chairman, The British Olympic Association

MR HARRY REID, former Editor of The Herald

MR MUIR RUSSELL, Permanent Secretary, The Scottish Executive

THE RT HON LORD SANDERSON OF BOWDEN, Chairman, Clydesdale Bank

MR WALTER SEMPLE, Dean, Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow

PROFESSOR RICHARD SHAW, Principal, The University of Paisley

SIR ROBERT HALDANE SMITH, Banker

SIR WILLIAM STEWART, President, The British Association for the Advancement of Science

MR CHARLES MURRAY STUART, former Chairman of Scottish Power

MR JIM TELFER, Rugby Football Manager and former Scottish Coach

PROFESSOR HENRY WONG, Emeritus Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Doctor of Divinity

THE RT REV. MONSIGNOR MICHAEL J CONWAY, Former Chaplain to Roman Catholic Students in the University and lately Principal of the National Seminary

HIS EMINENCE ZENON CARDINAL GROCHOLEWSKI, Prefect, Congregation for Catholic Education, Seminaries and Institutes of Study

THE MOST REV. BISHOP RICHARD FREDERICK HOLLOWAY, former Primus, The Scottish Episcopal Church

THE REV. JOHN D MILLER, Moderator-Designate, The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

THE CHIEF RABBI DR JONATHAN HENRY SACKS, Chief Rabbi, The United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth

Doctor of Laws

MR ANDREW CUBIE, Lawyer and former Chairman of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Student Finance

DR COLIN LUCAS, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Oxford

THE RT HON ALEX MOSSON, The Lord Provost of Glasgow

Doctor of Letters

MRS ELIZABETH BLACKADDER, Artist

MR JOHN BYRNE, Dramatist and Artist

MS FRANCES CAIRNCROSS, Public Policy Editor, The Economist

MR TIMOTHY CLIFFORD, Director, National Galleries of Scotland

MR BILLY CONNOLLY, Actor and Comedian

MR JAMES MCGILL CURRIE, Director-General, Environment and Nuclear Safety, European Commission

MR IAN HAMILTON FINLAY, Artist and Writer

MR CYRIL GERBER, Supporter of the Arts

SIR ALEX FERGUSON, Football Manager

MR HAMISH HENDERSON, Singer and Writer

MR MAGNUS LINKLATER, Journalist and Chairman, The Scottish Arts Council

MR MAGNUS MAGNUSSON, Journalist and former Chairman, Scottish Natural Heritage

PROFESSOR SEONA REID, Director, Glasgow School of Art and former Director, Scottish Arts Council

MR JAMES DOWNIE ROBERTSON, Artist

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER SMOUT, Director, Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews and Historiographer to the Queen in Scotland

MS KIRSTY WARK, Journalist and Broadcaster

Doctor of Science

MS HELEN BAMBER, Founder and Director, The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

SIR JOHN GUNN, Emeritus Professor and former holder of the Cargill Chair of Natural Philosophy

SIR DAVID JACK, Pharmacologist

PROFESSOR SIR KEITH PETERS, Regius Professor of Physic, The University of Cambridge

MR RICHARD STALLMAN, Founder of GNU Project and Free Software Foundation

Doctor of Engineering

PROFESSOR JOHN BURLAND, Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London

PROFESSOR ROBERT McKINLAY, Aeronautical Engineer

MR LIN CHEE ONN, Naval Architect, Executive Chairman, Keppel Corporation

MR JACKIE STEWART, former Racing Driver and Team Manager

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

MS JUDY MACARTHUR CLARK, Veterinary Scientist

THE RT HON LORD SOULSBY OF SWAFFHAM PRIOR, Emeritus Professor of Animal Pathology, The University of Cambridge

Doctor of Music

MR RICHARD ARMSTRONG, Music Director, Scottish Opera

MS EVELYN GLENNIE, Percussionist

SIR PHILIP LEDGER, Principal, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

DR JAMES MacMILLAN, Composer

MR OSMO VANSKA, Conductor, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Others invited to accept an honorary doctorate have yet to respond.

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