Scottish gold medal winners awarded Doctorates

Scottish gold medal winners awarded Doctorates

Issued: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:30:00 BST

Hon Grads - CWGThe University of Glasgow awarded 14 Honorary Degrees, including honouring eight Scottish Commonwealth Games gold medal winners for their services to sport.

The Doctorates were awarded at the University of Glasgow’s annual Commemoration Day celebrations on18 June 2014.

The full list is as follows:

Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

  • Colin Blane: BBC News Correspondent
  • Gerry Hughes: First Deaf Teacher in Scotland since 1880 and first deaf person to sail single-handedly around the globe via the five southern peaks

Doctor of Science (DSc)

  • Professor Michael Boit: Professor of Sport Science, Kenyatta University

Doctor of the University (DUniv) 

  • HRH Tunku Imran: President of the Commonwealth Games
  • Dr Bridget McConnell: Chief Executive, Glasgow Life
  • His Excellency Mr Kamalesh Sharma: Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations

Doctor of the University (DUniv) 

  • Mrs C Rosemary Chrimes: Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist Discus
  • Mr Alexander Leckie: Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist Fencing
  • Mr Joseph Laughlin Stewart: Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist 10000m
  • Mrs Rosemary Olivia Wright: Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist 800m
  • Mr George Adrain: Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Lawn Bowls Pairs
  • Mr William Allan Gilliland: Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Badminton Doubles
  • Mr Grant Knox: Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Lawn Bowls Pairs
  • Mr Daniel Travers: Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Badminton Doubles

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said:  “I am pleased that the University will confer these Honorary Degrees upon 14 individuals who have made considerable contributions in their respective fields.

“As the city of Glasgow prepares for hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer I believe that it is especially fitting that we celebrate the Commonwealth and mark the achievements of our successful Scottish athletes from previous competitions.”

Over the course of this summer’s Graduation ceremonies, the University of Glasgow will award nine more Honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Engineering (DEng) to David Mackay, Test Pilot for Virgin Galactic, on Wednesday 2 July.

This full list is as follows:

Doctor of Laws (LLD)

  • The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey PALMER: 1 July 11am: New Zealand Lawyer

Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

  • Janice Kirkpatrick: 20 June (GSA): Founder of Graven Images, Glasgow

Doctor of Science (DSc)

  • Professor Robert Boyd: 1 July 4pm: Department of Physics, University of Ottawa
  • Professor Anne Glover: 3 July 11am: Chief Scientific adviser to EU President
  • Professor Giuseppe Mancia: 27 June 4pm: Head of Department of Medicine, University of Milan
  • Professor Iain Stewart: 1 July 4pm: Professor of Geosciences Communication, University of Plymouth

Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

  • Captain David Mackay: 2 July 4pm: Test Pilot for Virgin Galactic

Doctor of the University (DUniv) 

  • Andy Bow: 20 June (GSA): Senior partner Foster and Partners
  • Professor Sir Richard Trainor: 30 June 11am: Principal, King’s College, London

For more information please contact media@glasgow.ac.uk 0141 330 3683.

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