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St Andrew’s Day graduation

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A renowned Scottish poet and a US-based Nobel Prize-winner will be honoured by the University of St Andrews next week (Monday 30 November 2009).

Douglas Dunn, a retired Professor of English at the University and Anthony Leggett, a Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, will be awarded honorary degrees during this year’s St Andrew’s Day ceremony.

Professor Dunn, a poet, writer and critic, will be made a Doctor of Letters (Hon D.Litt) in the morning ceremony, while Professor Leggett will be made a Doctor of Science (Hon DSc) in the afternoon.

The University recently acquired a hidden treasure trove of unpublished poems, letters and notes by Professor Dunn, spanning forty years of his life’s work. Professor Leggett meanwhile – who was awarded the Nobel prize in 2003 for his work on superfluidity – will deliver a public lecture at the University on Friday.

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