Honorary degree ceremony today, Wednesday 19 June

Honorary degree ceremony today, Wednesday 19 June

Issued: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 00:00:00 BST

The University will confer honorary degrees on 10 distinguished men and women at the annual Commemoration Day ceremony at 11.15 a.m. TODAY Wednesday 19 June

For the Degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD)

EMERITUS PROFESSOR JOHN HICK

Scholar of Theology and the Philosophy of Religion, and Editor of Macmillan's Library of the Philosophy of Religion

For the Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD)

LADY COSGROVE

The first woman to be appointed a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland

For the Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc)

BARONESS GREENFIELD,

Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain

PROFESSOR PETER HIGGS,

Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Edinburgh University. Professor Higgs gave his name to the 'Higgs Boson' the sub-atomic particle being sought by thousands of researchers.

For the Degree of Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

DR BONNIE J DUNBAR,

Astronaut - Dr Dunbar has flown on five space missions including a mission to the Russian MIR space station when she was the payload commander, responsible for the operation of 23 science and technology experiments. Her academic interests are in the effect of spaceflight on human physiology.

Degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv)

THE REV. JOHN L BELL

Rector of the University (1977-80) and Member of the Iona Community

MS MARIA FYFE, MP for Glasgow, Maryhill 1987-2001

MR FRED GOODWIN, Group Chief Executive, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

PROFESSOR J ROSS HARPER, Solicitor

MR GORDON M WYLLIE, Clerk to the Trades House of Glasgow

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You are invited to be represented at the Commemoration Day ceremony in the Bute Hall on Wednesday 19 June. The ceremony starts at 11.15 a.m.

Cameras will be admitted to the gallery of the Bute Hall - enter by turret G.

There will be informal photo opportunities at the end of the ceremony at approximately 12.30 pm

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