DA: Anthony Smith, president of Magdalen College, Oxford, director of the British Film Institute (1979-88), trustee of the Writers and Scholars Educational Trust and the Cambodia Trust, chairman of Jan Hus Educational Foundation; John Pilger, award-winning journalist, war correspondent and broadcaster, winner of the UN Media Peace Prize, Gold Medal, Australia (1980-81); Peter Hall, professor of planning at Bartlett School of Architecture, special adviser on strategic planning to secretary of state for the environment (1991-94); Philip Randle, emeritus professor of clinical biochemistry at Oxford University and emeritus fellow at Hertford College, fellow of the Royal Society (vice president 1988-89), the General Medical Council, Medical Research Council, British Heart Foundation and current president of the Biochemical Society.
DSc: James Dyson, inventor and design engineer, founder of Dyson Appliances, trustee of the Design Museum, chairman of Bath College of Higher Education (1990-92) and external examiner for the Royal College of Art; Estela Welldon, consultant psychotherapist at Portman Clinic and honorary senior lecturer in forensic psychotherapy at University College, London; Susan Greenfield, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, visiting fellow at the Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla USA, Gresham chair of physics (1995), Royal Institution Christmas lecturer (1995); Michael Wood, president of the International Cartographic Association.
MA: Robert Ross, former head of careers at the university (1988-93), senior lecturer in town planning, performer with Oxford Operatic Society.
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
DCL: Alec Graham, bishop of Newcastle (1981-1997), chair of the Doctrine Commission (1987-95), chairman of the Advisory Council of the Church's Ministry (1984-87); William Utting, former chief probation officer in Newcastle upon Tyne and director of social services in Kensington and Chelsea, author of the national report on Pin Down and Residential Care, chair of the committee of inquiry into the James Bulger case; Alan Plater, playwright and television scriptwriter.
MA: Bridget Gubbins, environmental and anti-nuclear power protester.