UNIVERSITY OF DERBY
DUniv: Kim Barnett, former Derbyshire cricket captain; Martin Bell, journalist and broadcaster; Maxwell Craven, keeper of antiquities at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The doctorate was also awarded posthumously to: Alison Hargreaves, climber.
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
DLitt: Paul Costelloe, Irish fashion designer DSc: Alan Howard, trustee of the Howard Foundation and founder of the Cambridge Diet; Ann Reynolds, chancellor of the City University of New York; Brendan Hegarty, senior vice-president of Seagate Technology; Rajamal Devadas, chancellor of Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women.
DUniv: Paddy Devlin, writer, trade unionist and politician; Barbara Hosking, director of Westcountry Television and radio broadcaster.
Ma: Eric Boyd, head of music services, Northeastern Education and Library Board.
MFA: Denise Ferran, art and design education officer, Ulster Museum.
MEd: Carmel Gallagher, Northern Ireland curriculum council professional officer; Roisin Skeffington, primary school teacher, Belfast. Nicholas Todd, head of mathematics, Banbridge Academy.
LONDON GUILDHALL UNIVERSITY
DPhil: Edith Penrose, emeritus professor at School of Oriental and African Studies.
DLaws: Brenda Hale, High Court judge in the Family Division.