Historic links celebrated with honorary degrees

Issued: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 00:00:00 GMT

The University has announced a further list of people who have accepted an invitation to receive honorary degrees during the 550th anniversary celebrations.

PROFESSOR PIER UGO CALZOLARI, Rector, University of Bologna, Italy. When it was founded in 1451 the University of Glasgow was modelled on the University of Bologna.

DR BERNARD J SHAPIRO, Principal and Vice Chancellor, McGill University, Canada. McGill University was founded in 1821 by an alumnus of Glasgow, James McGill who went to North America in the 18th century and reputedly became the wealthiest man in Montreal.

MS CHRISTIANE NUSLEIN-VOLLHARD, Max -Planck-Institut fr Entwicklungsbiologie, Germany

EMERITUS PROFESSOR ANDREW SKINNER, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy and former Vice-Principal of the University of Glasgow.

SIR ROBERT MAY, President of the Royal Society

MR COLIN MONTGOMERIE, golfer

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Further information from the University Press Office: 0141 330 3535.

As at previous Jubilee celebrations the University is marking the occasion with a specially expanded list of honorary graduates.

See previous announcements at 01/12/2001 and 08/03/2001 below.

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