Outstanding leaders in their field to receive honorary degrees
Issued: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:14:00 BST
High-achieving individuals from across a range of industries and disciplines are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Glasgow this month.
The first awards will be given on Commemoration Day on June 13, which marks the foundation of the University in 1451. The ceremony will see the Reverend William John Harvey, former leader of the Iona Community, made a Doctor of Divinity.
Doctor of Letters awards will be made to Jackie Bird, journalist and broadcaster; Professor Fernando Galván, President of the Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid; Professor Dame Janet Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, King’s College London.
Doctor of Science degrees will be awarded to Dr Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, Columbia University; and Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN.
Doctor of the University honours will be awarded to Alison Bruce, the University of Glasgow’s lay representative at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission.
A further group of awards will be made during graduations, beginning on June 22, with awards made to Baroness Vivien Stern, International Centre for Prison Studies and the House of Lords; Katalin Bogyay, Ambassador, Delegation of the Republic of Hungary to UNESCO; Julia Donaldson, Author; Dame Valerie Beral, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford; David Grant, Scientific Director, Leukaemia Lymphoma Research; Professor Wilson Sibbett, Wardlaw Professor of Physics, St Andrews University; Sir Ian Anderson, former Chairman of the Review of Government’s handling of 2008 Foot and Mouth Outbreak; Professor Ronald Thandabantu Nhlapo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town.
Honorary degrees will also be awarded by the Glasgow Art School to Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars Ltd; and Steve Inch, Former Executive Director for Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council.
The Scottish Agricultural College will also honour Lord Jamie Lindsay, Chairman of the Scottish Agricultural College.
Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow, said: “The conferring of honorary degrees is an opportunity for the University to recognise the achievements of individuals from across the public sphere whose work and endeavours have made a positive impact in Scotland, the UK and around the world.
“I heartily congratulate all our honorary degree graduands and we look forward to celebrating their successes with them. Glasgow University is proud of its many contributions to society over our long history, and we look forward to working with our honorary graduands in the future, for the common good.”
For more information contact Stuart Forsyth in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 4831 or email email@example.com
Notes to Editors
COMMEMORATION DAY, WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 2012
DOCTOR OF DIVINITY (DD)
Reverend William John HARVEY
Former Leader of the Iona Community
DOCTOR OF LETTERS (DLitt)
Ms Jackie BIRD
Journalist and Broadcaster
Professor Fernando GALVáN
President of the Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Professor Dame Janet L NELSON
Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, King’s College London
DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (DSc)
Dr Lee GOLDMAN
Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences,
Columbia University, USA
Professor Rolf-Dieter HEUER
Director General of CERN
DOCTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY (DUniv)
Mrs Alison BRUCE
University of Glasgow’s Lay Representative, RCVS
Ms Viviane REDING
Vice-President of the European Commission
SUMMER GRADUATIONS – 2012
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LAWS (LLD)
Baroness Vivien STERN - 22 June 11am
International Centre for Prison Studies and the House of Lords
DOCTOR OF LETTERS (DLitt)
Katalin BOGYAY - 28 June 4pm
Ambassador, Delegation of the Republic of Hungary to UNESCO
Julia DONALDSON - 28 June 4pm
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (DSc)
Professor Dame Valerie BERAL- 26 June 4pm
Professor of Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
Dr David GRANT - 26 June 4pm
Scientific Director, Leukaemia Lymphoma Research
Professor Wilson SIBBETT - 29 June 4pm
Wardlaw Professor of Physics, St Andrews University
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING (DEng)
Sir Iain ANDERSON - 27 June 11am
Former Chairman of Review of Government’s handling of 2008 Foot
and Mouth Outbreak
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY (DUniv)
Professor Ronald Thandabantu NHLAPO - 22 June 11am
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
Ian CALLUM (GSA) Ceremony - 15 June 2012
Design Director, Jaguar Cars LTD
Steve INCH (GSA) Ceremony - 15 June 2012
Former Executive Director for Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council
Lord Jamie LINDSAY (SAC) - 6 July 2012
Chairman of Scottish Agricultural College