Honorary degrees

January 26, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM. DCL: John Hall, chairman of Newcastle United football club; Howard Phelps, chairman of the council of the university and former director of operations for British Airways.

MA: Joseph Halpin, examinations officer of the university.


DEng: Michael Hamlin, former principal and vice chancellor of the University of Dundee and fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers.

LLD: Richard Knowles, councillor and former lord mayor of Birmingham;Patrick Welch, managing director of Welconstruct Company Ltd; Christian Bode, secretary general of the German Academic Exchange Service.


The university and La Sainte Union College presented an honorary doctorate of social sciences to Derek Worlock, archbishop of Liverpool.


Honorary awards have been conferred on the following: DLitt: Will Hutton, economics editor and assistant editor of The Guardian.

DSc: Harold Kroto, Royal Society research professor at the University of Sussex.

MSc: Geoffrey Reed, generalmanager of international exploration at British Gas.

Noticeboard is compiled by Lynne Williams. For further information see also NetGazette on http://thesis.newsint.co.uk

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