Honorary degrees

University of Bristol

DSc: Alice Stewart, professor of medicine, in recognition of her life-long pioneering work on the prevention of cancer.

University of Reading

DLitt: Gert Kaiser, rector of Dusseldorf University and an expert on early German literature; Anita Brookner, Booker prize-winning novelist, art historian and visiting lecturer at the university (1959-64); Neil MacGregor, director of the National Gallery, former lecturer in the history of art and architecture at the university.

LLD: Peter Sutherland, chairman of Goldman Sachs International and deputy chairman of British Petroleum; Michael Shattock, registrar of Warwick University.

University of Warwick

DLitt: Marilyn Butler, rector of Exeter College, Oxford, and professor of English literature; Jung Chang, author, winner of the 1992 NCR Book Awards and the 1993 British Book of the Year Award; Malcolm Clarkson, managing director of the Falmer Press; David Lodge, professor of English literature at the University of Birmingham (1976-87) and author of award-winning novels; Willy Ronis, photographer and photo-journalist; Martin Trow, professor in the graduate school of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

DSc: David Davies, chief scientific adviser in the Ministry of Defence since 1993, winner in 1984 of the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics and the Callender Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 1997 winner of the Faraday Medal; Alistair Grant, chairman of the Argylle Group, which includes Safeway plc, and chairman of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council since 1990; Robert May, chief scientific adviser to the Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, Royal Society research professor in the department of zoology at the University of Oxford and Imperial College.

LLD: Michael Nolan, chairman of the committee on standards in public life since October 1994, law lord sitting on the judicial committees of the House of Lords and the Privy Council.

LLB: Massimo Coen, president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Great Britain (1978-94) and honorary life president, a leading supporter of the university's Venice Appeal.

MA: William Yardley, farmer, artist and amateur historian who has offered summer school courses in British studies at the university.

MSc: Collin Ferguson, university estates officer since 1973.

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