Honorary degrees

March 7, 1997

University of Durham

DCL: Steven Redgrave, oarsman, sports consultant, Olympic gold medallist.

DSc: Terence Burns, permanent secretary at the Treasury, former lecturer in economics at London Business School, co-founder of the Centre for Economic Forecasting.

University of Reading

DLitt: Frank Palmer, emeritus professor and former head of the department of linguistic science, dean of the faculty of letters and social sciences (1969-72).

Nottingham Trent University

DEng: Peter Bonfield, chief executive of British Telecom, non-executive chairman of ICL and Zeneca Group plc, vice president of the British Quality Foundation, fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the British Computer Society, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Royal Society of Arts.

DSc: Bridget Ogilvie, director of the Wellcome Trust, former advisor to the World Health Organisation and research group leader at the National Institute for Medical Research.

Kingston University

DLitt: Bernard Crick, political scientist, literary editor of the Political Quarterly, emeritus professor, University of London.

DSc: Richard Doll, honorary consultant, Imperial Cancer Research Fund studies unit at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, first warden of Green College, Oxford (1979-83), Royal Medallist of the Royal Society (1986); Christopher Brasher, president of London Marathon Ltd (founder and chairman 1981-95), Olympic gold medallist, editor of Time Out and Man Alive (1964-65), co-founder and chairman of the British Orienteering Federation.

DUniv: Sally Greengross, director general of Age Concern England, vice president (Europe) of International Federation of Ageing, secretary general of Eurolink Age.

MSc: Christiane Beufrer-Bertheux, matre de conferences d'Anglais at the University of Lyon.

University of Warwick

DSc: Alec Broers, vice chancellor of the University of Cambridge, former professor of electrical engineering and head of the university's department of engineering; Fiona Caldicott, principal of Somerville College, Oxford, consultant psychiatrist to the University of Warwick (1979-85), member of the secretary of state's advisory committees on medical manpower planning and postgraduate medical education, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1993-96) and chair of the conference of Medical Royal Colleges (1995-96).

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