Honorary degrees

July 12, 1996

University of Oxford DLitt: Doris Lessing, author; Walter Burkert, professor of classical philology, University of Zurich; Norman Foster, architect; Amartya Kumar Sen, former fellow of All Souls College and Drummond professor of political economy, Oxford, current professor of economics and philosophy and Lamont University professor, Harvard University.

DD: John Habgood, former archbishop of York.

DCL: Robert Yewdall Jennings, former Whewell professor of international law, University of Cambridge and judge and president, International Court of Justice.

DSc: James Black, professor of analytical pharmacology, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London; Geoffrey Wilkinson, emeritus professor of inorganic chemistry, Imperial College, London.

MA: Ashley Ponsonby, former lord-lieutenant of Oxfordshire.

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM DCL: Toshio, Arata, pioneer of Japanese industrial transplants and chairman of NSK Limited; Jeffrey Sterling, chairman of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, trade and industry adviser; Susan Danby, principal of the College of the Royal Academy of Dancing.

DLitt: Anthony Caro, sculptor; R.B. Kitaj, artist.

DSc: Terence Harrison, chief executive of Rolls Royce plc; Jack Lewis, professor of organic chemistry and warden of Robinson College, Cambridge; Robert Hawley, chief executive of Nuclear Electric.

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT Kevan Scholes, director of the business school at the University of Sheffield, has been invited to become a companion of the institute.

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY DUniv: Deborah Cavendish, duchess of Devonshire, patron of Capel Manor Horticultural College; Anish Kapoor, sculptor; Bryan Davies, MP and shadow minister for further and higher education; Ann Bowtell, permanent secretary at the department for social services; Keith Foster, director of engineering profession at the Engineering Council; Helene Hayman, chair of Whittington Hospital Trust; Gordon Pettit, former managing director BR Regional Railways and former university governor; Stephen Pritchard, managing director of The Observer; Ninian Smart, J. F. Rowney professor of religious studies, University of California; Ann Watts, equal opportunities director, Midland Bank.

MUniv: Gordon Bridger, principal of Oak Hill Theological College; Eugene Mgbemere, consultant on improvement of welfare of Nigerians and ethnic and minority groups in North London.

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW LLD: Philip Caplan, senator of the college of justice in Scotland.

DLitt: Sorley MacLean, poety; Pieter Sueren, professor and specialist in semantics at the University of Nijmegen.

DMus: Jane Glover, conductor, lecturer and writer on music.

DSc: Kenneth Calman, chief medical officer of health; Victor Hawthorn, epidemiologist at the University of Michigan; Roger Penrose, Rouse Ball professor of mathematics, University of Oxford DEng: Alec Broers, master of Churchill College, Cambridge, and developer in the fields of electron beam lithography and the engineering of nanostructures; Alan MacDonald, director of regional marketing, British Aerospace plc.

DUniv: Forbes Macpherson, former chairman of the Glasgow Development Agency and member of the court of the university.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND MA: Annie (Nancy) Riddick, former governor of Newton Park College of Education and honorary fellow of Bath College of Higher Education.

UMIST Michael Atiyah, recently retired president of the Royal Society; William Barlow, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering; Harold Hankins, recently retired principal of the institute; Prue Leith, chairman of the Royal Society of Arts; Robert Satake, industrialist and benefactor of the institute.

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