University of Kent at Canterbury. DLitt: Robert Cohan, founding artistic director of London Contemporary Dance and its school; Paul Ackford, rugby correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph and editor of Rugby Journal, radio and television sports commentator.
London Guildhall University
DPhil: Wu Kung-Chao, adviser to the Bank of China, leading member of the Chinese community in Britain; Meghnad Desai, economist, professor and director of the centre for the study of global governance at the London School of Economics; Sarah Tyacke, chief executive and keeper of public records, Public Record Office; Andrew Large, chairman of the Securities and Investments Board, former executive board member of the Swiss Banking Corporation, chair of London FOX (Commodity Exchange) and member of the Banking Board of Supervision.
University of Plymouth
DSc: John Price, Unicam Instruments Ltd, founder member of the atomic absorption discussion group of the Society for Analytical Chemistry, former spectroscopist and chief analyst at Magnesium Elektron Ltd.scientist and supporter of the university's centre for research into atomic absorption spectroscopy.
DLitt: Basil Greenhill, maritime historian, former member of the diplomatic service, contributor to seminars at the university and adviser to academic staff.
LLD: David Butler, political scientist and broadcaster, emeritus fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.
MA: Allan Smith, general manager of the Channel Islands Co-operative Society, first chairman of governors at Highlands College, chair of the Islands' Advisory Training Council.
MSc: George Williams, president and managing director of Toshiba in Plymouth, sponsor of the Young Enterprise Scheme.