Honorary degrees for leading philosopher and archaeologist
Issued: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:49:00 BST
Scotland’s best-known philosopher, Professor John Haldane, and Roman scholar, Professor David Breeze, are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Glasgow.
Professor Haldane’s areas of expertise range from theoretical engagements in the Philosophy of Mind to practical considerations on issues of education. Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews he is a popular communicator and broadcaster often engaging in controversial issues.
He has held a number of prestigious lectureships and fellowships at institutions including Georgetown University, Cambridge University and the Gregorian University in Rome. He has published some 200 academic papers covering areas such as the history of philosophy, philosophy of the mind, metaphysics, and moral and social philosophy.
Head of Special Heritage Projects at Historic Scotland Professor David Breeze is widely recognised as the pre-eminent scholar in Roman archaeology and history in Scotland. He has had a long and successful career in heritage management with Historic Scotland and has a special interest in Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall. He is currently directing Historic Scotland’s bid to UNESCO for World Heritage Site status for the Antonine Wall.
Professors Haldane and Breeze will receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) at the University of Glasgow’s Commemoration Day Ceremony on Wednesday 18 June.
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