St andrew’s day ceremony

Wednesday 22 November 2000

Three successful Scots, fourteen academics and around forty students will receive formal recognition of their achievements next week (St Andrew’s Day – Thursday 30 November 2000). As well as the conferment of student degrees, the afternoon event in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews will see the induction of University professors (details attached) and the presentation of honorary degrees to three distinguished Scottish figures.

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and University alumnus, the Right Reverend Andrew McLellan will receive a Doctor of Divinity and broadcaster and journalist Brian Morton will receive a Doctor of Letters, as will well-known artist and professor at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee, Will Maclean.

Further information and tickets to the event can be obtained from the Events Office of the University of St Andrews on telephone 01334 462110.



Professor David Paterson Biology Professor Richard Randall Biology Professor Patricia Wilmer Biology Professor Russell Morris Chemistry Professor David O’Hagan Chemistry Professor Alan Dearle Computer Science Professor Robin Flowerdew Geography and Geoscience Professor Karla Pollman Greek, Latin and Ancient History Professor Hamish Scott History Professor David Dritschel Mathematics and Statistics Professor Thomas Krauss Physics and Astronomy Professor Ulf Leonhardt Physics and Astronomy Professor Ifor Samuel Physics and Astronomy Professor Nick Rengger Social Sciences


The ceremony will take place at 3pm on Thursday 30 November 2000 in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews.

Photocalls of both the Professors and the honorary graduates will take place in the Stewart Room, Younger Graduation Hall, North Street, St Andrews directly after the ceremony (approx. 4.30pm). Should you wish access to the Robing Room in advance of the ceremony, please contact Claire Grainger, Press and Public Relations Officer – contact details below.

Further details, tickets to the ceremony itself and laureation and graduation addresses are also available from Claire Grainger.


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 [email protected] Ref: standrewsday2000.3/standrews/chg/22 nov2000

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