Commemoration Day 2015
This year’s annual Commemoration Day, which celebrates the foundation of the University of Glasgow in 1451, will be held on Wednesday 17 June.
Seven people from across the globe will be awarded honorary degrees with awardees from Britain, Dominica, China, Austria, Canada and Uganda. The group covers the areas of law, business, health, politics, science and education.
Honorary degrees will be presented to the following people:
Doctor of Laws (lld)
The Rt Hon. Baroness Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC
Doctor of Science (DSc)
Dr Gerald Chan
Professor Hermann Hauser
Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS
Mr Andrew Robertson
Doctor of the University (DUniv)
Professor Suzanne Fortier
Dr Frank Mugisha
Commemoration Day events will include:
|Service for the Commemoration of Benefactors||University Chapel||9.45am|
|Graduation Ceremony for the conferment of Honorary Degrees||Bute Hall||11.00am|
|Commemoration Day lunch||Hunter Halls||1.00pm|
University staff and a guest(s) are warmly invited to attend one, two or all three of the above events on Wednesday 17 June 2015.
You are also invited to join the academic procession at either or both the Service and the Graduation Ceremony.
If you would like to attend any or all of these events, please complete the Booking Form.
Deadline: Friday 22 May
Gowns can be hired free of charge for staff wishing to take part in the academic procession, but the order must be placed by 15 May 2015. For gown hire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details about Height, Awarding University and Degree Awarded.
First published: 27 April 2015