Honorary degrees

An honorary degree is one of higher education's most significant accolades. Each year, following very careful consideration, the University bestows a number of honorary degrees on distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the mission of the University. The people concerned receive their degrees at one of the two degree congregations held in January and July of each year in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building. During the ceremony an oration is delivered in commendation of each Honorary Graduand.

The awarding of an honorary degree to an individual is recommended by the Honorary Degrees Committee and approved by Senate and Council.

A list of the most recent honorary graduates from February 2015 is available.

Honorary Graduands - July 2015

Friday 17 July

Monday 20 July

Tuesday 21 July

Wednesday 22 July

Thursday 23 July

Friday 24 July


Most recent honorary graduates

February 2015 Graduation