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Top Scots to be awarded honorary degrees

Four top Scots are to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews this Friday.

Renowned fiddler Aly Bain, The Right Hon. Lady Cosgrove, Senator of the College of Justice and the Very Reverend Iain MacMillan, Minister of St Giles’, the High Kirk of Edinburgh will receive their degrees during the St Andrew’s Day Graduation Ceremony.

They will be joined later by NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson, who will receive his degree after delivering the St Andrew’s Day lecture in the evening.

The St Andrew’s Day ceremony will take place at 2.15pm in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews on Friday 28th November 2003 and the lecture will take place at 7.30pm in the evening.

The final details are:

FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2003 – 2.15PM – GRADUATION ADDRESS BY DR BRIAN LANG, PRINCIPAL AND VICE- CHANCELLOR

* Ally Bain Fiddle Player – Doctor of Music (Mus D) – Laureation by Alastair Work, Secretary of the University.

* Right Hon. Lady Cosgrove Senator of the College of Justice – Doctor of Laws (LLD) – Laureation by Ann Kettle, Department of Mediaeval History.

* The Very Reverend Iain MacMillan, Minister of St Giles’, the High Kirk of Edinburgh – Doctor of Letters (D Litt). – Laureation by Professor Ron Piper, Vice- Principal (Teaching).

FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2003 – 7.30pm – THE ST ANDREW’S DAY INTERNATIONAL LECTURE

Lord Robertson will deliver the St Andrew’s Day International Lecture “Can NATO Make the World Safer?”, after which he will be conferred his honorary degree:

* The Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen – The Secretary General of NATO – Doctor of Laws (LLD) – Laureation by Professor John Hudson, School of History.

In addition to the Graduation ceremony, the University will formally induct its new Professors. They are:

Professor Jagjit Chadha (School of Economics and Management) Professor Kishan Dholakia (Professor of Physics and Astronomy) Professor Peter Gow (School of Philosophical and Anthropological Studies) Professor C. Simon Herrington (Bute Medical School) Professor John Hudson (School of History) Professor Gerry Humphris (Bute Medical School) Professor Craig Littler (Centre for Business Education) Professor Malcolm MacLeod (School of Psychology) Professor Sandra Nutley (School of Economics and Management) Professor Steve Reicher (School of Psychology) Professor Andrew Riches (Bute Medical School) and Professor Sarah Broadie (Bishop Wardlaw Professor)

ENDS

NOTE TO EDITORS

Photocalls with the afternoon honorary graduates will take place in Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, North Street, St Andrews after the ceremony (which will last approximately 1.5 hours).

Press wishing to attend the actual graduation ceremony, must contact the Press Office (contact details below) in advance of the ceremony.

Press wishing to attend the Lord Robertson lecture must also contact the Press Office in advance. There will be a photo opportunity after the lecture in Lower College Hall at approximately 8.45pm.

Strictly embargoed laureation and graduation addresses and biographies of recipients are available from the Press Office.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, 07900 050 103 or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: hon degrees pic call 241103

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