Honorary degrees

November 28, 1997

University of Teesside

LLD: Emily Mary Blatch, life peer, former education minister and minister of state in the Home Office; Robert Aebersold, president of Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania; Bill Morris, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, member of the Commission for Racial Equality and member of the Prince's Youth Business Trust; Peter Middleton, chief executive officer of Salomon Brothers' European Operations.

MSc: Les Bell, chairman of Freshfayre and Savoury Kitchens, head of Bells Training, president of Teesside TEC, director of Teesside Tomorrow.

University of Wolverhampton DSc: David Browning, independent healthcare consultant, laboratory manager of the Wolfson Research Laboratories, manager of Birmingham Pathology Services, elected member of the Medical Laboratory Technicians' Board and president of the Institute of Biomedical Science (1994).

DA: A posthumous doctorate was conferred upon: Tim Mara, professor of printmaking at the Royal College of Art and the first head of the college's school of fine art (1993).

DLitt: John Trim, first director of the department of linguistics at Cambridge University and fellow of Selwyn College, director of the Modern Languages Projects of the Council of Europe, fellow of the Institute of Linguists and adjunct fellow of the National Foreign Language Centre, Washington DC, officier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques.

DTech: Neville Simms, group chief executive of Tarmac plc, co chairman of the Members Assembly of Transmanche Link, fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Building and companion of the British Institute of Management.

LLD: David Wright, ambassador to Japan, former first secretary at the British Embassy in Paris, head of personnel, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, deputy under secretary of state, FCO; Helena Kennedy, Queen's counsel, broadcaster and journalist, chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, life peer; Paulene Collins, chief training officer of the Law Society.

State Technological University of Kostroma, Russian Republic

Peter Shuker, principal and chief executive of Darlington College of Technology has been awarded an honorary professorship.

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