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 February 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.
February 2020 honorary graduates
These will be annouced shortly.
July 2019 honorary graduates
Audio recordings of the orations for each of the honorary graduates below is available on the University's Soundcloud.
Friday 19 July:
Monday 22 July:
Tuesday 23 July:
Wednesday 24 July:
Thursday 25 July:
Friday 26 July:
Previous honorary graduates
Details of previous honorary graduates are available.