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Figures from the world of science, literature and the internet are to be honoured by the University of St Andrews next month (June 2015).

Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, Dr Vinton Cerf and creator of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith are among those to be awarded honorary degrees by the University.

Eleven distinguished individuals will be honoured during the University’s summer graduation ceremonies to be held from 23-26 June at the Younger Hall.

They are:

  • Professor Robert Keohane Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
  • Professor Nannerl Keohane Political philosopher, formerly President of Wellesley College and of Duke University.
  • Professor Herbert Roesky Professor Emeritus, University of Göttingen, Germany (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry).
  • Dr Vinton Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google.
  • Mr Anselm Kiefer Artist.
  • Dr Nicholas Penny Director, The National Gallery, London.
  • Dr Alice-Mary Talbot Director Emerita of Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC.
  • Sir John Skehel Vice President and Biological Secretary of the Royal Society and Visiting Scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London.
  • Professor Robert Webster Rose Marie Thomas Chair, Department of Virology and Molecular Biology, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Tennessee.
  • Professor Jean Lave Professor Emerita, Geography, Anthropology and Education, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Professor Alexander McCall Smith Author.

Further information on media arrangements for each ceremony will be released in advance.


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