Honorary degrees

March 28, 1997

University of Oxford

DCL: Roman Herzog, president of the Federal Republic of Germany; Martin Jacomb, chairman of the British Council; Peter Taylor, former Lord Chief Justice of England.

DLitt: Patrick Collinson, regius professor of modern history emeritus, University of Cambridge; Seamus Heaney, Nobel prize-winning poet.

DSc: Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus, school of natural sciences, University of Princeton; Anne McLaren, principal research associate, Wellcome/Cancer Research Campaign Institute, Cambridge and Fullerian professor of physiology at the Royal Institution.

DMus: Charles MacKerras, principal guest conductor, Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 1992, San Francisco Opera, since 1993, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993, guest conductor Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Munich Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

City University

DCL: John Roberts, Queen's counsel and recorder of the Crown court; Rosalyn Higgins; Queen's counsel, International Court of Justice judge, former professor of international law at London School of Economics and Political Science.

DLitt: Wendy Toye, theatrical producer and film director, choreographer, actress and dancer.

DMus: Harrison Birtwhistle, composer, Henry Purcell professor of composition at King's College, London.

DSc: Joseph Rotblat, Nobel laureate, emeritus professor of medical physics at St Batholomew's Hospital Medical College; Michael Fish, TV weatherman; Janet Silver, optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, member of the Advisory Committee of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and the World Health Organisation; Jean Irvine, group personnel strategy director at the Post Office; Andreas Prindl, chairman of Nomura Bank International plc; Pam Hibbs, director of nursing and quality assurance at the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust; Jean Hooper, recently retired chairman of the board of St Bartholomew's school of nursing and midwifery; Montague Levine, HM coroner, Inner South District.

University of Bradford

DUniv: Mohammed Ali, founder and chief executive of the Quest for Education and Development; Tony Cairns, leader of the council and chairman of Bradford City Challenge Board and the board of Bradford Congress; James Hill, chairman of the Spirit of Bradford centenary committee and Keighley Business Forum; Jack Smith, chairman of Bradford Breakthrough, founding director of Bradford Congress; John Watson, chief executive of Bradford City Challenge Ltd and president of Bradford & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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