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Honorary degrees 19 – 22 June 2007

Figures from the worlds of academia, broadcasting and business will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews this week (Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 June 2007).


They include the BBC’s Jenni Murray, Chairman of Cadbury Schweppes, Sir John Sunderland and President of the British Academy, The Rt Hon Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve.

The ceremonies will take place in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews.

Details are as follows –

Tuesday 19 June 2.30pm

Professor Lisa Jardine (Dlitt Doctor of Letters)
Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of London and Director of AHRC Centre for Editing and Lives and Letters

Wednesday 20 June 2.30pm

The Rt Hon Baroness ONeill of Bengarve (Dlitt Doctor of Letters)
President of the British Academy and eminent Moral Philosopher

Sir Brian Heap (DSc Doctor of Science)
Master of St Edmunds College, Cambridge and Special Professor in Animal Physiology in the University of Nottingham

Thursday 21 June 10.30am

Dr Richard Fortey (DSc Doctor of Science)
Merit Researcher in the Natural History Museum

Thursday 21 June 2.30pm

Professor Dame Janet Nelson (Dlitt Doctor of Letters)
Professor of Mediaeval History, Kings College, London

Friday 22 June 10.30am

Professor Janet Thornton (DSc Doctor of Science)
Director of European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge

Prof Neil Douglas (MD Doctor of Medicine)
Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, University of Edinburgh and President of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

Friday 22 June 2.30pm

Rev Joel Edwards (DD Doctor of Divinity)
General Director, Evangelical Alliance, London

Jenni Murray (Dlitt Doctor of Letters)
Journalist, Broadcaster, Writer

Sir John Sunderland (LLD Doctor of Laws)
Chairman of Cadbury Schweppes

 

NOTE TO EDITORS

CEREMONIES LAST APPROX 1.5 HOURS; PHOTOCALLS WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER EACH CEREMONY AT ST SALVATOR’S QUADRANGLE, NORTH STREET, ST ANDREWS.

Issued by the Press Office

Contacts Gayle Cook, 01334 462529 / 07900 050 103

Claire Grainger, 01334 462530 / 07730 415015

Niall Scott, 01334 462244 / 07900 050 103

Ref:  hons June 2007
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