Honorary degrees

June 6, 1997

University of Wales

DLitt: Anthony Conran, poet, translator and literary critic; Geraint Gruffydd, emeritus professor, director of the University of Wales centre for advanced Welsh and Celtic studies at Aberystwyth (1985-93), president of the Cambrian Archaeological Association (1991-92), president of the International Congress of Celtic Studies, fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and the University College of North Wales, Bangor; Kenneth Morgan, principal and vice chancellor, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, senior vice chancellor of University of Wales (1993-95), honorary fellow of the University College of Swansea and Queen's College, Oxford, American Council of Learned Societies fellow at Columbia University (1962-63) fellow of the British Academy and editor of Welsh History Review; Michael Siddons, head of the medical service of the Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, winner of the Julian Bickersteth Memorial Medal of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

DSc: John Krebs, chief executive of the Natural Environment Research Council, fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and E. P. Abraham fellow (1981-88), member of the Agricultural and Food Research Council, member of the Animals Research Committee and senior scientific consultant (1991-94), scientific member of the Max Planck Society, winner of the Bicentenary Medal of the Linnaean Society 1983.

LLD: John Hume, member of parliament representing Foyle and SDLP member of the European Parliament representing Northern Ireland, leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party; Ioan Bowen Rees, former chief executive of Gwynedd County council, chairman of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, Wales, chairman of the Wales Mountain Leader Training Board, druid of the Gorsedd of Bards, vice president of Coleg Harlech; Eric Sunderland, principal and vice chancellor of the University College of North Wales, vice chancellor of the University of Wales (1989-91), Welsh super-numerary fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, president of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1989-91), secretary general of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, member of the Gorsedd of Bards.

MA: Meredith Edwards, actor, member of the Gorsedd of Bards, fellow of the Welsh College of Music and Drama and life president of Actors Equity Wales; William John, former head of the department of education at South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, vice president of the University of Wales, Cardiff council, chairman of the audit committee for the council of the University of Wales College of Medicine, chairman of the Llandaff Diocesan Council for Education and its schools committee; Ifor Owen, founder of the Welsh comic Hwyl, founding member of the Llanuwchllyn Drama Festival, member of the Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

University College London

William Margulies was made an honorary friend of the university on April 8, in recognition of his contribution to the creation of a lectureship in Yiddish literature and establishment of the Benzion Margulies Yiddish Library, named in honour of his father.

La Sainte Union College of Higher Education

MA: Peter White, journalist with the BBC, presenter of Radio 4's In Touch programme and the first disability affairs correspondent.

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