Rosemary Barberet , lecturer in criminal justice at the University of Leicester, has been elected chair of the international division of the American Society of Criminology .
The University of Luton has awarded honorary degrees to: Trevor Baylis , inventor of the clockwork radio; Dennis Keech , supporter of the Keech Cottage Children's Hospice; and Fu Zetian , vice-president of the China Agricultural University.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has elected Hugh Beale , professor of law at the University of Warwick, as an honorary member.
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education is bestowing honorary fellowships on: Tony Butler , retired chief constable of Gloucestershire; Terry Haines , ex-mayor of Gloucester; Patricia Putnam , patron of the college's Festival of Arts and Performance; John Houghton , chair of the John Ray initiative; and Richard Alcock , a local businessman with Arjo. Lord Dearing , former chairman of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education, will receive an honorary doctorate.
The Gelber Prize for non-fiction has been awarded to Robert Skidelsky , professor of economics at the University of Warwick, for his biography of John Maynard Keynes.
Erika Szyszczak , of the University of Leicester , has been awarded a Jean Monnet personal chair in European law.