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TV funnyman Rikki Fulton, author JK Rowling and actress Siobhan Redmond are among those being awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews next week.

Five graduation ceremonies will be held on Wednesday 21 June, Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June 2000 in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews.

Wednesday 21 June 2000 – 10.30am – Graduation Address by Professor Jeffrey Sanderson, Vice-Principal and Proctor

Ian Rankin, Author – Doctor of Letters – Laureation by Dr Tom Normand, School of Art History

Joseph Swensen, Conductor, Violinist and Composer – Doctor of Music – Laureation by Dr Mark Hindley, Acting Director of Music

Wednesday 21 June 2000 – 3pm – Graduation Address by Andrew Menzies, Quaestor and Factor

Professor Uta Frith, Developmental Psychologist – Doctor of Science – Laureation by Professor Derek Johnston, Head of School of Psychology

Rikki Fulton, Actor – Doctor of Letters – Laureation by Ian Wright, Clerk to the Court, Senate and General Council

Professor Edwin Morgan, Poet – Doctor of Letters – Laureation by Professor Neil Corcoran, School of English

Thursday 22 June 2000 – 10.30am – Graduation Address by David Corner, Secretary and Registrar

Sir George Mathewson, Group Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Scotland – Doctor of Laws – Laureation by Professor Gavin C Reid, School of Social Sciences

Siobhan Redmond, Actress – Doctor of Letters – Laureation by Professor Peter McKiernan, School of Social Sciences

Professor Charles Weissmann, Molecular Biologist – Doctor of Science – Laureation by Professor C Michael Steel, School of Biology

Thursday 22 June 2000 – 3pm – Graduation Address by Professor Philip Esler, Vice-Principal and Provost of St Leonard’s College

Reverend Professor Duncan Forrester, Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, University of Edinburgh – Doctor of Science – Laureation by Professor Ron Piper, Head of School of Divinity

Joanne K Rowling, Author – Doctor of Letters – Laureation by Sue Cunningham, Director of External Relations

Friday 23 June 2000 – 10.30am – Graduation Address by Alastair Work, Assistant Principal and Director of Registry

Baroness Young of Scone, Conservationist – Doctor of Laws – Laureation by Professor Richard W Byrne, School of Psychology

Emeritus Professor Malcolm A Jeeves, Professor of Psychology, University of St Andrews – Doctor of Science – Laureation by Professor Marie Johnston, School of Psychology

PHOTOCALLS

Photocalls will take place on St Salvator’s lawn, to the west of Younger Hall, after each ceremony (which will last approximately one and a half hours).

To attend graduation ceremonies, please obtain a ticket from Claire Grainger (contact details below).

Embargoed laureation and graduation addresses are available from Claire Grainger (contact details below) from Monday 19 June onwards.

Acting Principal of the University Professor Colin Vincent and Chancellor Sir Kenneth Dover will preside over the ceremonies.

ENDS

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: hondegreespic.2000/standrews/chg/12june2000

 

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