Figures from the worlds of science, music and sport will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews next week (Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 June 2009).
They include Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, opera singer Margaret Marshall, cancer fundraiser Jacqui Wood and the Bishop of Durham, N.T. Wright.
Graduation week will see the triumphant return of the newly knighted Chris Hoy, who was a student at St Andrews in the nineties.
The ceremonies will take place in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews.
Details are as follows:
Tuesday 23 June 10.30am
Mdm Margaret Marshall, Concert and Opera Singer – Hon MusD (Doctor of Music)
Tuesday 23 June 2.30pm
Ms Taufa Vakatale, Fijian, instrumental in breaking down barriers for women from the Pacific countries – Hon D.Litt (Doctor of Letters)
Wednesday 24 June 10.30am
Dr Arvo Pärt, composer – Hon MusD (Doctor of Music)
Wednesday 24 June 2.30pm
Jacqui Wood, major local cancer fundraiser – Hon LLD (Doctor of Laws)
Thursday 25 June 10.30am
Mr Stephen Donaldson, writer – Hon D.Litt (Doctor of Letters)
The Rt Rev Dr Nicholas Thomas Wright, Bishop of Durham – Hon DD (Doctor of Divinity)
Thursday 25 June 2.30pm
Professor David Pines, International Scientist and Science statesman – Hon DSc (Doctor of Science)
Friday 26 June 10.30am
Sir Christopher Hoy, Cyclist – Hon D.Sc (Doctor of Science)
Friday 26 June 2.30pm
Dr Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York – Hon D.Litt (Doctor of Letters)
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