Honorary degrees

August 16, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE DLitt: Giles Havergal, director of the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

DSc: Santiago Calatrava, architect and engineer.

DUniv: Joyce Deans, depute chairman of the university's court.

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX Honorary degrees were conferred on: Michael Brady, BP professor of information engineering, Oxford University, and former member of the university's department of computer science; Peter Cochrane, head of the research division, British Telecom laboratories, and visiting professor; Richard Cooke, conductor of the university choir; Wilson Harris, novelist, critic and international lecturer; Rosalyn Higgins, Queen's Counsel and judge at the International Court of Justice, professor of international law at LSE; Eric Hobsbawm, emeritus professor of economic and social history, University of London; P. D. James, novelist, retired senior civil servant and governor of the BBC; Richard Lipsey, professor of economics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and founding professor of economics at the university; Michael Nolan, lord of appeal in ordinary and chairman of the committee on standards in public life; Onora O'Neill, principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, and former professor of philosophy at Essex; Roger Penrose, Rouse Ball professor of mathematics at Oxford University.

UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL DSc: Alan Battersby, professor of organic chemistry and fellow emeritus, St Catherine's College, Cambridge; Ronald Oxburgh, rector of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

LLD: Keith Cahill, president and director of the centre for international health and co-operation, New York City; James Callaghan, former MP and prime minister (1976-79); Derek Morris, former senior partner, Alsop Wilkinson; David Alliance, chairman of Coats Viyella; David Barnes, chief executive of Zeneca; Anson Chan, chief secretary of Hong Kong government; Anthony Mould, pro-chancellor at the university; Cyrus Vance, secretary of state, United States (1977-80), personal envoy of the UN secretary-general in the Yugoslavia crisis.

MD: Harry Sing-Yang Fang, orthopaedic surgeon, Hong Kong.

Noticeboard is compiled by Lynne Williams.

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