St Andrew’s Day graduation ceremonies – Honorary graduate photocalls

Thursday 28 November 2013

The University of St Andrews will honour one of its own this weekend during its St Andrew’s Day graduation ceremonies (29-30 November 2013).

Professor Eric Priest, Emeritus James Gregory and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Mathematics at the University, will be made an honorary graduate during Saturday’s ceremony.

The well-known University teacher and solar physics researcher will be joined in the November honours by the former Lord Mayor of the City of London, Roger Gifford, who was born in St Andrews.

St Andrews born Gifford will be made a Doctor of Laws on Friday 29 November, while Professor Priest will made a Doctor of Science on Saturday 30 November.

The details of the honorary degrees are as follows:

Friday 29 November – 2pm Ceremony

  • Roger Gifford – LLD – Doctor of Laws

Saturday 30 November – 10.30am Ceremony

  • Professor Eric Priest – DSc – Doctor of Science

The Graduation honours take place alongside a number of other special town-gown events during the afternoon of Saturday 30 November as the finale to the 600th Anniversary Celebrations.

If you would like to attend either of the ceremonies (entrance into the Hall) please notify the press office in advance by emailing [email protected].

Photocalls will take place directly after each ceremony in St Salvator’s Quadrangle, North Street, St Andrews. Ceremonies last approx an hour and a half. Photocalls are open – no accreditation is required for outside shots. Photographers should gather in the quadrangle at approx 11.45am (morning ceremony) and 3.15pm (afternoon ceremony).

Issued by the University of St Andrews Press Office
Contact Gayle Cook, Senior Communications Manager, on 01334 467227 or email [email protected].

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