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 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.

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

February 2020 honorary award recipients

The following honorary graduands will receive their awards in February. Further graduands will be announced in due course.

Tuesday 18 February at 10.30 am:

To be announced

Tuesday 18 February at 1.30 pm:

Michael de Giorgio

Tuesday 18 February at 4.00 pm:

Professor Ineke Sluiter FBA

Wednesday 19 February at 10.30 am:

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan

Wednesday 19 February at 1.30 pm:

Lesley Silvester née Jackson

Wednesday 19 February at 4.00 pm:

Sir Peter Estlin KStJ, BSc, FCA

Thursday 20 February at 10.30 am:

Mya-Rose Craig

Thursday 20 February at 1.30 pm:

Hubert (Jasper) Thompson

Thursday 20 February at 4.00 pm:

Luke Jerram FRAS

Previous honorary graduates

Details of previous honorary graduates are available.

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