Honorary degrees

January 30, 1998

University of Wales, Aberystwyth. LLD: Edward Heath, Conservative member of parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup, former prime minister (1970-74), winner of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race (1969) and captain of Britain's Admiral's Cup Team in 1971 and 1979, author of books on politics and music; Jacques Santer, president of the European Commission, prime minister of Luxembourg (1984-94).

Richmond, The American International University in London

DH: Eve Arnold, photographer, awarded Lifetime Achievement from the American Society of Magazine photographers.

DHL: John Daniel, vice chancellor of the Open University.

DMus: Stanley Glasser, emeritus professor of music at the University of London and academic governor of Richmond, editor of the Dictionary of Classical Music.

LLD: Rasha Al-Sabah, under-secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, State of Kuwait.

Nottingham Trent University

DTech: Tokyo Sexwale, premier of the Gauteng Provincial Government in South Africa, member of the African National Congress National Executive Committee.

Lancaster University

The management school at the university has awarded an honorary doctorate to Colin Marshall, chairman of British Airways and president of the Confederation of British Industry. The award acknowledges his contributions to business and the collaboration between British Airways and the management school.

Coventry University

MA: Doris Butterworth, charity and community worker, former chair of the women's section of Coventry Community Relations Council, the Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs, the Young Women's Christian Association and the National Association of Voluntary Help Organisers, chair of an independent review panel dealing with complaints about the NHS and co-ordinator of the Family Courts Consortium; Steve Ogrizovic, goalkeeper for Coventry City FC.

University of Abertay, Dundee

Honorary graduates: Duncan Michael, chairman, Ove Arup Partnership; T. John Parker, executive group chairman, Babcock International Group plc; Helena Kennedy QC, journalist and broadcaster; Brian Richards, executive chairman, Peptide Therapeutics plc; Hugh Smith, outgoing chairman of the university's court.

City University

DCL: Francis Jacobs, QC, advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Communities; John Leahy, diplomat and former chairman of Lonrho, past chairman of the university's council.

DLitt: Peter Preston, editorial director of the Guardian Media Group plc.

DSc: Maureen Theobald, recently retired chairman of the English National Board for Nursing and Midwifery and Health Visiting; Lesley Rees, former dean St Bartholomew's Medical School; John Byng-Hall, consultant child and family psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic; Karen Jones, reader in the computer laboratory at Cambridge University; Marion Frank, past president of the Society of Radiographers; Feike Grit, optometrist and City University alumnus; Michael Shears, deputy chairman, Ove Arup Group; Gordon Jarvis, chairman and benefactor of the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance; David Rowland, chairman Lloyds of London.

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