Glittering prizes

June 29, 2001

The Queen will award Royal medals to the following people selected by the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Sir James Black , Nobel laureate and professor at King's College Hospital Medical School, University of London; Tom Devine , professor and director of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen; and Ian Scott , professor in the department of chemistry, Texas A&M University, United States.

The following should have been included as receiving MBE s in the Queen's birthday honours announced last week: Carl Chinn , lecturer in modern history at the University of Birmingham, for services to the community and local history in the West Midlands; Peter Lowndes , general dental practitioner and postgraduate clinical tutor in the School of Dentistry at Birmingham, for services to the dental profession; and Patrick McAusland , professor of law at Birkbeck College, for services to land use and environment in Africa.

Middlesex University is to award honorary degrees to: Sir Michael Bichard , rector-elect of the London Institute and former permanent secretary of the Department for Education and Employment; Nina Campbell , interior decorator and patron of Middlesex's Museum of Decorative Design and Architecture; Lord Flowers , former vice-chancellor of the University of London; television journalist Brian Hanrahan ; Sir Frank Lampl , president of Bovis Lend Lease Holdings Ltd; Peter Luck-Hille , whose Luck-Hille Foundation financed Middlesex's Millennium Real Tennis Centre; ballerina Alicia Markova ; His Excellency Ma Zhengang , Chinese ambassador to London; Nick Montagu , chairman of the Inland Revenue; Stephen O'Brien , chief executive and deputy chairman of London First; William Olle , database technology expert with links to Middlesex's School of Computing Science; Mike Phillips , teacher, lecturer, journalist, writer and broadcaster; Gurbux Singh , chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality; Marc Woods , Paralympic Games medallist and fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust; Robert Worcester , founder and chairman of MORI; heart transplant surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub ; and Yasmin Yusuf , creative director for Marks and Spencer clothing.

The University of St Andrews has awarded honorary degrees to: journalist and broadcaster James Naughtie ; Ernest Ransome III , chairman of board of Giles and Ransome Inc; Carl Bildt , former Swedish prime minister and United Nations high representative; composer James MacMillan ; Ian Kidd , emeritus professor of Greek at St Andrews; writer, broadcaster and journalist Sheena McDonald ; Patrick Bateson , professor of ethology at the University of Cambridge and provost of King's College; Dame Bridget Ogilvie , visiting professor at University College London; Campbell Christie , convener of the Scottish Civic Forum and former general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress; Jolyon Connell , founder and editor of The Week and Money Week ; and BBC diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall .

The University of Edinburgh will award honorary degrees to the following: James Crow , professor emeritus of genetics and medical genetics at the University of Wisconsin; Keith Moffatt , professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge, and director of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences; Daniel Maydan , president of Applied Materials, US; Geoffrey Hinton , director of the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit; Christopher Freeman , professor emeritus and former director of the Science Policy Unit, University of Sussex; Sir David Tweedie , chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board; Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session Lord Rodger of Earlsferry ; Radhika Coomaraswamy , UN special rapporteur on violence against women and director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Ian Cunningham , retired professor of agriculture at the University of Edinburgh and chairman of the National Trust for Scotland; Andrew Cubie , lawyer and businessman; Irena Backus , professeur titulaire, Institut d'histoire de la Reformation, Universite de Gen ve; His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi , ruler of Sharjah; Sir Roy Calne , professor emeritus of surgery at Cambridge; Peter Rossdale , veterinary practitioner at the Thoroughbred Practice, Newmarket; and Harry Reid , former editor of The Herald .

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments