Honorary degrees

November 15, 1996

Open University. Tony Harris, former principal of Harper Adams College, has been awarded an honorary doctorate for his lifetime contribution to agricultural education. He was also made a fellow of the Open University.

University of Wales

DLitt: Anthony Conran, poet, literary critic and translator of Welsh verse; Geraint Gruffydd, professor of Welsh, honorary fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and the University College of North Wales, Bangor, former librarian of the National Library of Wales, director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, president of the International Congress of Celtic Studies; Kenneth Morgan, former principal and vice chancellor of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1989-95), senior vice chancellor of the University of Wales (1993-95), honorary fellow of University College, Swansea and The Queen's College, Oxford, fellow of the British Academy; Michael Siddons, former head of the medical service of the Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

DSc: John Krebs, chief executive of the Natural Environment Research Council, fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and E. P. Abraham Fellow (1981-88), scientific member of the Max Planck Society, member of the Council of the Zoological Society of London (1991-92) winner of the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society in 1981 and the Bicentenary Medal of the Linnaean Society.

LLD: Ioan Bowen Rees, former chief executive of Gwynedd County Council, honorary druid of the Gorsedd of Bards, vice president of Coleg Harlech, honorary fellow of the University College of North Wales, Bangor and president of the Wales Association of Community and Town Councils; Eric Sunderland, professor of anthropology, president of the Royal Anthropological Institue (1989-91), chairman of the Biosocial Society (1981-85), chairman of the Welsh committee of the British Council and member of the Gorsedd of Bards.

MA: Meredith Edwards, actor, member of the Gorsedd of Bards, fellow of the Welsh College of Music and Drama and life president of Actors Equity Wales, he was president of the Flintshire branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales and a founder of Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain (the Welsh school in London); William John, former head of the department of education at South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, vice-president of the council, University of Wales, Cardiff and chairman of the Association of Past Students he was made fellow of the college in 1981; Ifor Owen, headmaster of Croesor School (1936-48), Gwyddelwern School (1948-53) and Llanywchllyn School (1953-76), and winner of the Sir T. H. Parry-Williams Medal by the National Eisteddford Council.

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