Glittering prizes

March 3, 2000

Rinchinnyam Amarjargal, Mongolia's prime minister, has received an honorary degree from the University of Bradford.

Patrick Dowling, vice-chancellor and chief executive of the University of Surrey, has received a fellowship of the Irish Academy of Engineering.

Rick Thompson, visiting professor of broadcast journalism at the University of Central England, has been appointed to the chair of the British section of the Association of European Journalists.

Robert Crawford, professor emeritus at St Andrews University, has been elected a member of the Belgian Royal Academy.

Scottish playwright and poet Liz Lochhead is to receive an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Dundee.

The University of Buckingham has awarded honorary degrees to Hubert Ingraham, prime minister of the Bahamas, (DSc); Sara Morrison, former director of the General Electric Company, (DSc); Michael Kirby, justice of the High Courts of Australia and judge during the Spycatcher case, (DIur); Eddie George, governor of the Bank of England, (DSc); Keith Mansford, chairman, Mansford Associates, (DSc); Cassam Uteem, president of Mauritius, (DLitt); John Jolowicz, former professor of comparative law, University of Cambridge, (DIur); Philip Ziegler, biographer and historian, (DLitt).

Steve Anderman, professor of law at the University of Essex, has been appointed an expert in competition law on the EU's Economic and Social Committee.

Joe Carey, non-executive director of the University of Surrey's Office of Research Support and Enterprise, has been appointed a non-executive director of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited.

Tariq Durrani, professor in the department of electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Strathclyde, has been appointed a member of the final selection board of the Civil Service Commission.

James McKelvie, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Strathclyde, has been elected a fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, based in the United States.

Sheila Webber, lecturer in information science at the University of Strathclyde, has been elected chair of the European chapter of the American Society for Information Science.

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