Glittering prizes

June 8, 2001

The National Academy of Science , United States, has elected the following British-based foreign associates: Enrico Coen , John Innes Foundation professor at the University of East Anglia and deputy head of the department of genetics at the John Innes Centre, Norwich; Peter Crane , director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew; Partha Dasgupta , Frank Ramsey professor in the faculty of economics and politics at the University of Cambridge; epidemiologist Sir Richard Doll ; Lord Oxburgh , former rector of Imperial College, London; and Michael Powell , John Humphrey Plummer professor of applied numerical analysis at the University of Cambridge.

The University of Portsmouth is to award honorary degrees to the following: William Haseltine , chairman of Human Genome Sciences; Robert Hillier , chairman and managing director of Hillier Nurseries Ltd; architect Ed Jones ; Christine King , vice-chancellor of Staffordshire University; Campbell McMurray , director of the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth; broadcaster John Peel ; Matthew Pinsent , gold medal-winning Olympic oarsman; author Terry Pratchett ; Leah Scott , pharmacologist and biomedical scientist at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency; and bookbinder Ronald White .

Royal Holloway, University of London , will confer honorary degrees on the following: Frances Fergusson , architec-tural historian and president of Vassar College; Raghunath Mashelkar , director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India; John McGrath , writer, director and founder of the 7:84 Theatre Company; and George Poste , industrial research scientist, formerly of SmithKline Beecham.

The university is also conferring an honorary fellowship on Baroness Warnock of Weeke , who served as college visitor from 1997 to 2000.

The University of Warwick will award honorary degrees to: Adrian Noble , artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Sir Stewart Sutherland , principal of the University of Edinburgh; social and cultural politics scholar Edward Said ; Helen Reeves , director of Victim Support; Paul Danie l, music director of the English National Opera; social and cultural European historian Robert Darnton , of Princeton University; Lady Murray , professor of molecular genetics at Edinburgh; Ken Pounds , professor of space physics at the University of Leicester and former chief executive of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council; Raj Reddy , professor of com-puter science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States; and blind runner Bob Matthews , para-Olympic gold medal winner.

The English Association has elected the following fellows: John Barrell , of the University of York; Catherine Belsey , of the University of Wales, Cardiff; Janet Beer , of Manchester Metropolitan University; Richard Bradford , of the University of Ulster; Neil Corcoran , of the University of St Andrews; Terry Eagleton , of the Univer-sity of Manchester; Howard Erskine-Hill , of Pembroke College, Cambridge; David Fairer , of the University of Leeds; John Fuller , of Magdalen College, University of Oxford; Andrew Hadfield , of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth; Joyce Hill , of the University of Leeds; Ronnie Jack , of the University of Edinburgh; Thomas Keymer , of St Anne's College, Oxford; Tim Kendall , of the University of Bristol; John Lucas , of Nottingham Trent University; Nicholas Marsh , of the University of London; author Blake Morrison ; Charles Moseley , of Wolfson College, Cambridge; Vincent Newey ,of the University of Leicester; Patrick Parrinder , of the University of Reading; Murray Pittock , of the University of Strathclyde; David Punter , of the University of Bristol; Donald Scragg , of the University of Manchester; David Seed , of the University of Liverpool; Marion Shaw , of the University of Loughborough; Jan Todd ,of the University of Glasgow; Katie Wales , of the University of Leeds; Cedric Watts , of the University of Sussex; Rene Weis , of University College London; Peter Widdowson , of Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education; Nigel Wood , of De Montfort University; and Henry Woudhuysen , of University College London.

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