The University of Newcastle will award honorary degrees in May to: Terry Farrell, architect (DCL); Ann Pettifor, co-founder and director of the International Jubilee 2000 coalition (DCL); Adetokunbo O. Lucas, professor of international health at Harvard University and chairman of the World Health Organisation's global forum for health research (DSc); John Parnaby, group director of Lucas Industries (DEng).
The University of Central England has awarded honorary degrees to: Eric Sainsbury, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Sheffield; Jennifer Sleep, professor of nursing and midwifery at Thames Valley University; Sir Bernard Zissman, chief executive of Confident Communications; Molly Dineen, film-maker; David Carter, founder and director of DCA Design International Limited; Sir David Winkley, founder of the National Primary Centre; David Owen, group chairman of Rubert Owen Holdings Limited; Stephen Shaw, prison ombudsman; Jim Crace, novelist; Ian Byatt, director general of Ofwat, and Rasiklal Thakrar, chairman of Ciro Citterio Menswear plc.
The University of Leicester has awarded honorary degrees to: Mario Illien, technical director of Ilmor Engineering (DSc) and Brian Simon, emeritus professor of education at Leicester (DLitt).
John O'Donoghue, who runs the Development and Evaluation of Learning Technology Applications programme at the University of Wolverhampton, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
David Williams, professor of French at the University of Sheffield, has received an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Birmingham.
Ralph Scurlock, professor at the Institute of Cryogenics, Southampton University, has been awarded the Samuel C. Collins Award from the Cryogenic Engineering Board. Dame Barbara Clayton, professor at Southampton, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Institute of Biology. Paul Williams, professor at Southampton, has been awarded the Beale Medal for sustained performance in operational research by the Operational Research Society.