Glittering prizes

Barry Jones , of Brunel University, has been awarded an honorary degree from the Technical University of Sofia for manufacturing metrology and industrial engineering.

Susan Povey , professor of human genetics at University College London, has been awarded the Fatima El-Fehria International Award for Women in Science .

The following were this week elected fellows of the British Academy : Michael Ayers , University of Oxford; John Barrell , University of York; Michael Batty , UCL; Jack Beatson , University of Cambridge; Timothy Besley , London School of Economics; Nicholas Boyle , Cambridge; Thomas Charles-Edwards , Oxford; Andrew Chesher , UCL; Nicholas Cook , University of Southampton; Timothy Dyson , LSE; John Eekelaar , Oxford; Uta Frith , UCL; James Graham-Campbell , UCL; Diana Greenway , University of London; Anthony Harding , University of Durham; James Harris , Oxford; Theodore Hoppen , University of Hull; Christopher Howe , School of Oriental and African Studies; Gabriel Josipovici , University of Sussex; Amelie Kuhrt , UCL; Nicola Lacey , LSE; Hermione Lee , Oxford; Dominic Lieven , LSE; Diarmaid MacCulloch , Oxford; James McMullen , Oxford; Noel Malcolm ; James Mayall , Cambridge; Edward Page , LSE; Jonathan Parry , LSE; Stephen Pulman , Oxford; Gerald Smith , Oxford; Keith Ward , Oxford; and Andrew Young , York.

The University of Southampton will award honorary degrees to: sports presenter John Inverdale ; Sir Michael Cobham , chairman and chief executive of Flight Refuelling (Holdings) Ltd; Paul Dent , chief scientist at Ericsson Advanced Research and Development; Janet Finch , vice-chancellor of the University of Keele; Kristof Kloeckner , vice-president of IBM; S. H. Leung , president of the Hong Kong branch of the University of Southampton Society; Brian Mahy , director at the United States National Centre for Infectious Diseases; Karen Oppenheim Mason , senior gender adviser to the World Bank; David Melville , vice-chancellor of the University of Kent; and Ruth Silver , principal of Lewisham College.

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