Honorary degrees

February 16, 1996

GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY. DLitt: Richard Wilson, actor and director.

DSc: Kenneth Calman, chief medical officer.

DTech: Allan MacDonald, director of regional marketing, British Aerospace.

LLD: Ena Baxter, director of Baxters of Speyside; Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group.

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN. LLD: Alexander Collie, former City of Aberdeen councillor and lord provost; William Crowe, United States ambassador to the United Kingdom; Patricia Grant, director of Norfrost and former Captain of Industry (1989) and Business Woman of the Year (1985); Maitland Mackie, local farmer and businessman, chairman of Grampian Enterprise; William Reid, parliamentary commissioner for administration and health service commissioner for England, Scotland and Wales; George Richardson, former warden of Keble College, Oxford; Antonio Ruberti, vice president of the European Commission and former rector of the University of Rome; Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop of Glasgow.

DLitt: Emma Tennant, contemporary novelist.

DSc: Reginald Jones, emeritus professor of natural philosophy and former director of scientific intelligence at the Ministry of Defence; Emmett Leith, professor of electrical engineering, University of Michigan.

DD: Fergus Kerr, prior of Blackfriars, Edinburgh.

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST LLD: John Arbuthnott, principal and vice chancellor of University of Strathclyde, head of the Committee of Scottish Principals; Kadar Asmal, minister of water affairs and forestry in the South African government and professor at the University of the Western Cape, former chairman of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement; Donald Murray, former lord of appeal, deputy chairman of the Boundary Commission and founder member and chairman (1987-94) of SLS Legal Publications (NI); George Quigley, chairman of the Ulster Bank and the Northern Ireland Economic Council and former chairman of the Institute of Directors, Co-Operation North and the Royal Victoria Hospital Trust.

DLitt: George Huxley, honorary professor at Trinity College, Dublin, director, Genadaeus Library, American School of Classical Studies in Athens (1986-89) and member of the Royal Irish Academy since 1979.

DSc: Allen Hill, professor of bioinorganic chemistry at the University of Oxford.

DSc (Econ): Harold Ennis, chairman of the Boxmore Group of companies and deputy chairman of the Belfast City Hospital Trust.

DSSc: Caroline Cox, deputy speaker of the House of Lords, chancellor of the University of Bournemouth and vice-president of the Royal College of Nursing.

DUniv: Gerry Burns, former chief executive of Fermanagh District Council and founder/director of Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd; Paddy Devlin, founder member of the Social Democratic Labour Party and the Peace Train organisation; Helen Lewis, former resident choreographer at the Lyric Theatre and member of the Dance Committee of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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

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