Glittering prizes

January 26, 2001

Roger Coleman , co-director of the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, and Paul Ewing , of the department of mechanical engineering at Imperial College, London, have won Royal College of Art Innovation in Design Education awards.

Sophie Hamilton has been awarded an honorary degree by Nottingham Trent University for her contribution to education and training.

Linda Hirst , head of vocal studies at Trinity College of Music, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield .

Yuri Soloviev has been awarded the Sir Misha Black medal for services to design education.

At the Dartington College of Arts graduation ceremony, an honorary degree was awarded to Marianne de Trey , potter, and an honorary fellowship to poet and critic John Caley . At the same ceremony, James Tenney , composer and research professor, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Plymouth .

Graham Teasdale , of the University of Glasgow, has been given the International Brain Injury Association 's Philip L. Lance award for promoting awareness of brain injury.

The University of Edinburgh has awarded honorary degrees to: broadcaster Kirsty Wark and architect Frank Gehry . It awarded Ruth Patterson , director of restoration ministries in Belfast, the 2000 University of Edinburgh/The Royal Bank of Scotland alumnus of the year.

Elia Zenghelis was given the Annie Spink prize for architectural teaching by the Royal Institute of British Architects .

City University has awarded honorary doctorates to: Timothy Renwick , project manager at the London Eye; Peter Ackroyd , novelist and former managing director of The Spectator ; Robert Weston Phillis , chief executive of the Guardian Media Group; Lord Puttnam , chairman of the General Teaching Council for England; Rosemary Butcher , of the Laban Centre for Dance; and Kikis Lazarides , executive chairman of Cyprus Popular Bank.

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