Honour for conservationist

Thursday 16 March 2000

One of the UK’s most prolific conservationists is to receive an honorary degree from the University of St Andrews.

Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone is to receive a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) at one of the University’s graduation ceremonies in June.

Born in 1948, Barbara Young is currently the Chairman of English Nature, Vice-Chairman of the BBC and Non-Executive Director of Anglian Water Plc. Prior to that, she was Chief Executive of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Chief Executive of Parkside Health Authority in London.

Barbara Young is also a member of numerous conservation bodies – her current positions include Vice- President of BirdLife International; Member of Committee of the Secretary of State for the Environment’s Round Table on Sustainable Development and; Trustee of the Institute of Public Policy Research. The Chancellor of the University, Sir Kenneth Dover, will preside over the graduation event.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information, contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530 or mobile 07887 650072 Ref: hon2000.baroness/standrews/chg/16ma rch2000/PR1909

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