Honorary degrees

August 15, 1997

University of Edinburgh

Doctor honoris causa: James Clyde, lord of appeal in ordinary, senator of the College of Justice and former chancellor's assessor; Bridget Ogilvie, director of the Wellcome Trust.

DD: Morna Hooker, Lady Margaret's professor of divinity, University of Cambridge, and fellow of Robinson College.

DLitt: Ernest Mehew, former civil servant; Margaret Shaw, musicologist, folklorist and environmentalist.

DSc: Peter Doherty, 1996 Nobel laureate, chairman of St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis; Dusa McDuff, professor of mathematics, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

DSS: James Mirrlees, Nobel laureate, professor of political economy, University of Cambridge; Wole Soyinka, former professor at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and award-winning author; Zsuzsa Ferge, professor of sociology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest.

DVMS: Jane Goodall, director of the Institute for Wildlife Research Education and Conservation.

LLD: David Steel, president of Liberal International and former leader of the Liberal Party.

MD: Desmond Julian, emeritus professor of cardiology, Universityof Newcastle, former president of the British Cardiac Society,former chairman of ASH and the National Forum for Coronary Heart Disease.

University of Sussex

DLitt: Steven Spielberg, film-maker.

City University

DSc: Ron Dennis, managing director of McLaren; John Finbow, managing director of City Technology; Wilem Frischmann, chairman of Pell Frischmann Group; John Fox, group director and chief medical statistician of the Office of National Statistics; Robin Milner, head of computer science, Cambridge University.

DLitt: John Tusa, broadcast journ-alist, director of the Barbican Centre.

University of Salford

DLit: Kenneth Green, retiringvice chancellor, ManchesterMetropolitan University.

DSc: Sue Ion, technology director, British Nuclear Fuels; Alastair Kelly, managing director, Design to Distribution Limited; Amar Sabberwal, former businessman with the T&N Group now seconded to the Department of Trade and Industry and a non-executive director of Indo-British Partnership; Robert May, chief scientific adviser to the government and head of the UK Office of Science and Technology; Noel McDonagh, chartered surveyor and winner of the People of the Year award in 1995 for his third world work; Harald Zur Hausen, director of the German Cancer Research Centre; Patrick Greene, director of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry; Bill Morgan, chairman of Trafford Park Development Corporation.

MA: Alfred Morris, Britain's first minister for the disabled and member of parliament for Wythenshawe from 1964 to the last election; Jennifer Abramsky, controller of Radio Five Live; Andrea Wonfor, joint managing director of Granada Television; Neil Midgley, FIFA referee who refereed the FA Cup Final in 1987; Noel Procter, honorary chaplain at North Manchester Hospital, honorary canon at Manchester Cathedral and chaplain to HM Prisons, 1970-95.

Staffordshire University

DSc: Xie Song Kai, president of Foshan University, China.

DTech: Kate Bellingham, former pre-senter of BBC's Tomorrow's World.

MUniv: Ted Smith, former leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

LLD: David Calcutt, Queen's counsel, chair of the Falkland Islands Commission of Inquiry.

Noticeboard is compiled by Lynne Williams. Further information see NetGazette on http://thesis.co.uk

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