University of Glasgow announces 2007 honours

Published: 21 May 2007

Distinguished figures from the worlds of art, science, justice and business are just a few of those to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Glasgow

Author AL Kennedy and Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Harry Burns are among the individuals who will receive an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow this year.

The full list of those to receive honorary degrees is as follows:

Degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD)
The Reverend Professor Keith Ward, formerly Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford

Degree of Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
Professor Olgierd Zienkiewicz, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Institute for Numerical Methods in Engineering at the University of Wales

Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Hon Sir Nicolas Bratza, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights

Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
Boyle Family (Joan Hills, Georgia Boyle and Sebastian Boyle) Collaborative artists
AL Kennedy, Author
Professor Derick Thomson, Poet & Emeritus Professor of Celtic, University of Glasgow

Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc)
Professor Sir Michael V Berry, Royal Society Research Professor, University of Bristol
Professor Dame Carol Black, Professor of Rheumatology, Royal Free & University College Medical School and former President, Royal College of Physicians
Dr Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
Professor Jo→lle Coutaz, Computer Scientist, Professor 'Classe Exceptionelle', University of Grenoble, France
Professor Peter Hagoort, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Dr John Hall, Fellow, JILA Research Institute at the University of Colorado, United States
Professor Sir Roddy MacSween Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Glasgow

Degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv)
Reverend Douglas N Alexander, Churchman and advocate for social justice
Olivia Giles, Volunteer Fundraiser
Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank
Rachel Lomax, Deputy Governor, Bank of England
Shonaig MacPherson, Chair, National Trust for Scotland
Susan Rice CBE, Chief Executive, Lloyds TSB Scotland

Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (DVMS)
Professor John M Preston, International Animal Pharmaceuticals Industrialist and former Executive Chairman, Merial Ltd.

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First published: 21 May 2007

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