New England Conservatory, Boston
Ian Horsbrugh, principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the conservatory.
DEng: David McMurtry, founder and chief executive of Renishaw plc.
DLitt: John Bellany, artist and Royal Academician, Cary Cooper, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology; Harper Boyd, Donaghey distinguished professor of marketing at the University of Arkansas; Peter Mortimore, director of the Institute of Education, University of London.
DUniv: Elizabeth Smith, life peer and member of the Press Complaints Commission; Gordon Beveridge, former vice-chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast; Robert Peggie, former chief executive of Lothian Regional Council, Commissioner (Ombudsman) for Local Administration in Scotland; John Ward, professor and chairman of the Scottish Post Office Board.
University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
DD: Desmond Tutu, archbishop and founding member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa; David Sheppard, life peer and bishop of Liverpool (1975-97) LLD: Tadeusz Mazowiecki, former prime minister of Poland, UN special rapporteur on human rights in the former Yuguslavia,and co-founder of the Society for Scientific Courses.