Glittering prizes

Stephen Palmer, honorary professor of psychology at City University, has been awarded the annual counselling psychology award from the British Psychological Society, Division of Counselling Psychology.

Actress Annette Crosbie, founder of Greyhound UK, which lobbies for tighter regulations on owning dogs, and Daphne Sheldrick, who formulated the first milk substitute for baby elephants, are to receive honorary degrees of doctor of veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow.

Cranfield University has awarded honorary degrees to: Philip Condit, chairman and chief executive of the Boeing Company; Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer for England; Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard, round-the-world balloonists; and Shunjiro Saito, executive managing director of the TDK Corporation.

Kathleen Jamie, creative writing lecturer at the University of St Andrews, has won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award for her collection of poems, Jizzen.

The University of Durham has awarded honorary palatinates, the sporting colours of the university, to England cricket captain Nasser Hussein and former England rugby captains Will Carling, Phil de Glanville and Peter Dixon.

Michael Feeman, supernumerary fellow in human geography at Mansfield College, Oxford, has won the Yorkshire Post book of the year award for his work Railways and the Victorian Imagination.

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