Honorary degrees June 2006

Sunday 4 June 2006

Figures from the worlds of film, science, sport and the arts will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews later this month.

Michael Douglas, Joanna Lumley, Charles Sifford and Sir Tom Farmer will join a host of world-renowned scientists during graduation week (Tuesday 20-Friday 23 June 2006).

The ceremonies will take place in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews. Details are as follows –

TUESDAY 20 JUNE – 2.30PM Professor Zhores Alferov Scientific Director, Ioffe Physico- Technical Institute, St Petersburg – Doctor of Science

Professor Victoria Bruce OBE Vice-Principal & Head of College of Humanities & Social Science, University of Edinburgh – Doctor of Science

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE – 10.30AM Sir Tom Farmer Businessman and Founder of Kwik- Fit – Doctor of Laws

Michael Douglas Actor and Producer – Doctor of Letters

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE – 2.30PM Pieter Cox Chairman, SASOL Ltd – Doctor of Science

Professor Jerzy Peterkiewicz Poet, Novelist, Translator – Doctor of Letters

THURSDAY 22 JUNE – 10.30AM Joanna Lumley Actress and Writer – Doctor of Letters

Sir John Lister-Kaye Writer, Lecturer and Professional Naturalist – Doctor of Science

THURSDAY 22 JUNE – 2.30PM Professor Theodor Hänsch Director of Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany Professor of Physics at the Ludwig- Maximilians-University, Munich – Doctor of Science

Charles Sifford Professional Golfer – Doctor of Laws

FRIDAY 23 JUNE – 10.30AM Sir Keith Peters Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge – Doctor of Medicine

William Dalrymple Writer – Doctor of Letters

Also, the presentation of the University Medal to John Mackie, School of Biology.

FRIDAY 23 JUNE – 2.30PM Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn Emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology, University of Cambridge – Doctor of Letters

Robert Steedman OBE Architect and Landscape Architect – Doctor of Letters



More detailed information re. press access to graduation ceremonies/picture/interview opportunities can be provided on request. See contact details below. Specific arrangements for the Wednesday 21st (am) ceremony will be issued soon.

STRICTLY EMBARGOED laureation/graduation addresses will be available during graduation week.

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