Glittering prizes

April 9, 1999

Radio 1 DJ John Peel is to be made honorary doctor of music by Anglia Polytechnic University.

Michael Bromwich, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants professor at the LSE, has been named Distinguished Academic of the Year by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and British Accounting Association. The award, now in its fifth year, recognises academics who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of accounting and finance.

The Geographical Association has awarded a gold certificate to a team of ten teachers from Newcastle University for a book written to help geography teachers make their subject more interesting to pupils.

The University of Warwick is to award honorary degrees in July to best-selling author Terry Pratchett (DLitt); William Emmott, editor of The Economist (LLD); Paolo Galli, Italy's ambassador to the UK (LLD); Sir Michael Rutter, child psychiatry professor (DSc); Nicholas Scheele, chairman and chief executive of Jaguar Cars Ltd (DSc); David Potter, founder, chairman and chief executive of Psion PLC (DSc); Rev Clive Gregory, senior university chaplain (MA); Royal Shakespeare Company actor Alex Jennings (DLitt); The Rt Hon Lord Justice Sedley, High Court judge, Queen's Bench Division (LLD); Sir Richard Sykes, chairman and chief executive of Glaxo Wellcome PLC (DSc); Lord Taylor of Warwick, barrister, writer and broadcaster (LLD); Sir Peter Williams, chairman and chief executive of Oxford Instruments group (DSc); and Roger Whittenbury, biologist and former acting vice-chancellor of the University of Warwick (DSc).

Warwick University will award an honorary degree in January 2000 to Kenneth Edwards, who retires next year, after 11 years as vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester. He will also receive an honorary doctorate of laws in his own university's degree ceremony this July, when Sir Richard Sykes will receive a further honour.

Leicester University will award other honorary degrees to: Tim Appleton, manager of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve (MSc); Gillian Beer, King Edward VII professor of English literature at the University of Cambridge (DLitt); Philip Campbell, editor of Nature (DSc); Fred Leckie, professor of engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, US (DSc); Chris Moon, disabled marathon runner (LLM); Keith Peters, Regius professor of physics at the University of Cambridge (DSc); Raymond Seitz, former US ambassador to the UK and vice-chairman of Lehman Brothers (DSc); and Sir Anthony Wrigley, master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (DLitt).

The University of Aberdeen has awarded an honorary masters degree to physiologist and poet Flora Garry, who writes in Buchan dialect.

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