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Honorary degrees 22 – 25 June 2004

Figures from the worlds of medicine, music, and the media are among those receiving honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews this week.

Seven graduation ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 June 2004 in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews.

The full list of recipients is detailed below:

* Tuesday 22 June – 2.30pm – Graduation Address by Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Brian Lang.

Padre Gustavo Guttierrez – Writer and theologian. Known as the “father of liberation theology¿ – Doctor of Divinity. Laureation by Dr Mario Aguilar, Dean of Divinity.

Sir Tom McKillop – Chief Executive, Astra-Zeneca. Distinguished Scientist and businessman – Doctor of Sciences. Laureation by Professor Craig Littler, School of Economics and Management.

* Wednesday 23 June – 10.30am – Graduation Address by Professor Alan Torrance, School of Divinity.

Cardinal Archbishop O’Brien – Cardinal Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh – Doctor of Divinity. Laureation by Professor John Haldane, School of Philosophical & Anthropological Studies.

Fred Goodwin – Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Scotland. Leading Scottish Businessman and influential UK banker – Doctor of Laws. Laureation by Professor Peter McKiernan, School of Economics and Management.

* Wednesday 23 June – 2.30pm – Graduation Address by Mr David Corner, Deputy Principal.

Professor Hilary Putnam – Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. One of the leading philosophers alive today – Doctor of Letters. Laureation by Dr Peter Clark, School of Philosophical and Anthropological Studies.

Professor Cheryll Tickle – Foulerton Research Professor of the Royal Society, University of Dundee. The foremost female developmental biologist in the UK and one of the most senior women in British biology – Doctor of Science. Laureation by Professor Richard Byrne, School of Psychology.

Bob Dylan – folk-rock singer – Doctor of Music. Laureation by Professor Neil Corcoran, School of English.

* Thursday 24 June – 10.30am – Graduation Address by Professor Robert Crawford, School of English.

Roger Crofts – Chief Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage – Doctor of Science. Laureation by Professor Peter Slater, School of Biology.

Timothy Garton Ash – Historian, University of Oxford. One of Europe’s leading commentators on the politics and society of central and eastern Europe – Doctor of Letters. Laureation by Professor Andrew Pettegree, School of History.

Professor Fergus Millar – Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford. Pre-eminent Roman historian of his generation with long-standing links to the University of St Andrews – Doctor of Letters. Laureation by Professor Jill Harries, School of Classics

* Thursday 24 June – 2.30pm – Graduation Address by Professor Ron Piper, Vice-Principal (Teaching).

Robert Fisk – Journalist. Middle East Correspondent with The Independent – Doctor of Laws. Laureation by Professor Hugh Kennedy, School of History

Sir Angus Grossart – Chairman, Noble Grossart – Doctor of Letters. Laureation by Professor Hugh MacDougall, Dean of Medicine.

* Friday 25 June – 10.30am – Graduation Address by Professor Michael Steel, Bute Medical School.

Professor Roger Green – Dean, Manchester Medical School – Doctor of Science. Laureation by Dr David Sinclair, Bute Medical School.

Professor Linda Partridge – Weldon Professor of Biometry, University of London. Most eminent female evolutionary biologist in the UK and one of the most highly regarded worldwide – Doctor of Science. Laureation by Professor David Paterson, School of Biology.

* Friday 25 June – 2.30pm – Graduation Address by Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Brian Lang.

Sir Trevor McDonald – Newscaster – Doctor of Laws. Laureation by Professor Verity Brown, School of Psychology

Professor Jean-Marie Lehn – Professor of Chemistry, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg. Greatest French Chemist of the 20th Century – Doctor of Science. Laureation by Professor David O’Hagan, School of Chemistry.

ENDS

NOTE TO EDITORS

Photocalls with the honorary graduates* will take place on St Salvator’s lawn, to the west of Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews after each ceremony (which will last approximately 1.5 hours). In the event of poor weather photocalls will be held in St Salvator’s Chapel, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, North Street, St Andrews.

Reporters / photographers wishing entry into actual graduation ceremonies, must contact the Press Office in advance on 01334 462529.

Strictly embargoed laureation and graduation addresses and biographies of recipients are also available from the Press Office.

* Alternative plans are in place for the Bob Dylan ceremony – see separate notice.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Gayle Cook, Claire Grainger or Niall Scott on 01334 462529, email ai@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: hondegrees pic call.doc

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