Leading figures from the worlds of science, academia, literature, law and broadcasting will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews next month.
Famous names including the “father of modern linguistics” Noam Chomsky, Irish poet Paul Muldoon, science broadcaster Simon Singh, Man Booker Prize winner AS Byatt and Scottish writer AL Kennedy will be honoured by the University during its summer graduations (19-22 June 2012).
Eight ceremonies over four days in the summer will see twelve distinguished individuals honoured.
They also include Paul and Catherine Buttenweiser University Professor (Harvard University) Stanley Hoffmann, Professor in Computational Sciences (ETH Zurich and Università della Svizzera Italiana) Michele Parrinello, environmental scientist Mr Jesse Ausubel, Professor of English (Princeton University) Elaine Showalter, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Edwin Cameron, Honorary Professor of Solid State Chemistry (Cambridge) Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas and Dame Marjorie Scardino, the Chief Executive of Pearson.
The full timetable of ceremonies is as follows:
|Date and time||Title||Name of recipient||Degree|
|Tuesday AM||Professor||Noam Chomsky||DLitt|
|Tuesday AM||Dame||Antonia S Byatt||DLitt|
|Tuesday PM||Professor||Stanley Hoffmann||DLitt|
|Wednesday AM||Professor Dr||Michele Parrinello||DSc|
|Wednesday PM||Professor||Paul Muldoon||DLitt|
|Thursday AM||Mr||Jesse Ausubel||LLD|
|Thursday AM||Professor||Elaine Showalter||DLitt|
|Thursday PM||Ms||Alison Kennedy||DLitt|
|Thursday PM||Justice||Edwin Cameron||LLD|
|Friday AM||Professor||John Meurig Thomas||DSc|
|Friday PM||Dame||Marjorie Scardino||LLD|
|Friday PM||Dr||Simon Singh||Dsc|
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