Glittering prizes

May 21, 1999

The University of Edinburgh is to award honorary doctorates of science to Paul Nurse, director general and head of the cell cycle laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund; James Jardine, former head of the physics department, Moray House College of Education; Terence Coppock, emeritus professor of geography at the university; and Eric Kandel, senior investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Honorary degrees of doctor go to Brian Stewart, group chief executive of Scottish & Newcastle plc and former member of the university court; Robert Smith, chairman of the National Museums of Scotland; and Sir Herman Ouseley, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality.

Also honoured are Robert Chambers, fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (DSc SocSci); Michael Fullan, dean of Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (DEd); James W. Fowler III, director of the Center for Ethics in Public Policy and the Professions, Emory University, Georgia, US (DD); John Widdowson, director of the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition, University of Sheffield (DLitt); Luciano Berio, artistic director, Centro Tempo Reale, Florence (DMus); William Martin, former scientific director of the Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh (DVMS); and Sally Wood-Lamont, library consultant (MA).

Actress and singer Barbara Dickson will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside in July.

Michael Gibbons, secretary-general of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, received an honorary doctor of laws at a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Ghana.

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