Honorary degrees

March 21, 1997

Robert Gordon University

DBA: Anthony Bamford, chairman and managing director of JCB.

DLitt: Peter Graham, general officer commanding the army in Scotland and governor of Edinburgh Castle (1991-93).

University of Derby

DEd: David Robertson, professor of public policy and education, Liverpool John Moores University.

DLitt: Alan Bates, actor.

DUniv: Steve Shirley, founder and life president of the FI Group plc; Leenamaija Otala, director of the European Lifelong Learning Initiative.

MBA: Parween Warsi, managing former director, founder of S&A Foods.

MUniv: Devon Malcolm, Derbyshire and England cricketer.

University of Dundee

LLD: David Wilson, chef and proprietor of the Peat Inn, Fife, chairman of the Master Chefs of Great Britain (1987-91), member of the Academie Culinaire de France; John Postgate, director of the Unit of Nitrogen Fixation at the University of Sussex, emeritus professor and fellow of the Royal Society; Sue MacGregor, presenter of BBC Radio Four's Today programme; David Robertson, chairman of the university court, former director of education in Selkirkshire, Dundee and Tayside; David Carter, professor of surgery at the University of Glasgow and honorary consultant surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Regius professor of clinical surgery at the University of Edinburgh.

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