Graduations on Tuesday 9 July

Published: 8 July 2002

An honorary degree will be conferred on Prof. Malcolm Ferguson Smith who served on the Government's inquiry into the BSE epidemic.

The second week of the University's summer graduation season continues tomorrow, Tuesday 9 July with science graduation ceremonies at 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. in the Bute Hall.

At the morning ceremony the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science will be conferred upon Professor Malcolm Ferguson-Smith. Professor Ferguson-Smith was the scientist on the three-person UK committee of inquiry into the BSE and new-variant CJD epidemic in Britain. A Glasgow graduate, he pioneered the clinical application of medical genetics in Britain. At Glasgow in 1971 he became the first professor of medical genetics in Britain and established the country;s first Institute of Medical Genetics here ten years later.

Also at today's graduations the following prizes will be awarded:following prizes will be awarded:

Neil Copland and Ian Allison will jointly receive the Ede & Ravenscroft Science Prize.

The next graduations will be on Wednesday 10 July. July at 11.00.


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You are welcome to be represented at either ceremony

Morning ceremony: 11.00 a.m. ? Bute Hall

Photo-opportunities East Quad ? approx. 12.15 p.m. meet Press Officer at Media Rendezvous Point.

Afternoon ceremony: 4.00 p.m. ? Bute Hall

Photo-opportunities East Quad ? approx 5.15, meet Press Officer at Media Rendezvous Point

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First published: 8 July 2002

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