UNIVERSITY OF YORK. DUniv: Carmen Callil, founder of Virago Press and managing director of Chatto and Windus (1982-93); Margaret Drabble, writer and editor of the fifth edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature; John Hurst, archaeologist and expert on medieval pottery; John Langton, artist; Michael Thompson, historian and former director of the Institute of Historical Research; Douglas Shortridge, chairman of the Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign; Fanny Waterman, founder of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition; Richard Wheway, former financial director of the Halifax Building Society and member of the university's council.
UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY. DCL: John Swire, honorary president and director, John Swire and Sons Ltd, and a member of the university's council.
DLitt: Ralph Steadman, cartoonist, illustrator and writer.
DMus: Trevor Pinnock, harpsichordist, conductor and director of The English Concert.
DSc: John Cornforth, director of Shell Research (1962-72); Helen Sharman, astronaut.
MA: Wallace Harvey, historian, founder and president of the Whitstable Museum and Whitstable Historical Society.
UNIVERSITY OF HULL. DLitt: Douglas Dunn, professor of English at St Andrews, poet and writer; Nicholas Roeg, film director; Keith Thomas, president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and of the British Academy.
DMus: Gerald Gifford, professor and head of postgraduate academic studies at the Royal College of Music, London.
DSc: Swalay Kasenally, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Postal Services in Mauritius; Bernard Neumann, former head of pure mathematics at the Australian National University.
LLD: Datuk Amar Leonard Linggi Tun Jugah, patron of the arts in Sarawak.
MA: Clare Taylor, cricketer and footballer; Jean Smith, former honorary tutor in social work and president of the Hull Soroptomists International.
UNIVERSITY OF READING. DPhil: Stephen Burman, partner in Messrs Smith-Woodley, chairman of the College of Estates Management.
DSc: Kenneth Edwards, vice chancellor of the University of Leicester; Frank Lampl, chairman of the Bovis Construction Group.