Old Firm legends receive honorary degrees
Issued: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:18:00 BST
Scottish football legends John Greig and Billy McNeill were among those awarded honorary degrees by the University of Glasgow.
The former Old Firm stars picked up their scrolls during the University's annual Commemoration Day ceremony.
Also honoured were actress Elaine C Smith, scientists Dr Elizabeth Nabel and Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, entrepreneur Jim McColl, archaeologist Professor David Breeze, philosopher Professor John Haldane.
The foundation of the University of Glasgow in 1451 is celebrated each year on Commemoration Day. The events comprise of a service for the Commemoration of Benefactors in the University Chapel; the conferring of honorary degrees by the Chancellor; and the Commemoration Day lunch. The current form of celebrations has been followed for over a century but its roots go back to the annual May banquet held first in 1492.
Professor David Breeze and Professor John Haldane were each awarded a Degree of Doctor of Letters. Dr Elizabeth Nabel and Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw were awarded a Degree of Doctor of Science. John Greig, Jim McColl Billy McNeill and Elaine C Smith were awarded a Degree of Doctor of the University.