Honorary degrees

May 8, 1998

University of Wales

DD: Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town and Metropolitan of Southern Africa (1986-96), chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission since 1995, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award and the Menil Human Rights Prize in 1986 for his role in anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa.

DLitt: Joseph Clancy, emeritus professor in English literature and theatre arts at Marymount Manhattan College, poet and author, translator of Welsh literature. Meredydd Evans, composer and performer of new and traditional Welsh folk music, lecturer in the extramural departments in Bangor and Cardiff, head of light entertainment at BBC Wales (1963-74), honorary vice president of the Cymdeithas Alawon Gwein Cymru.

LLD: Aung San Suu Kyi, co-founder and general secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma, awards include the 1990 Thorolf Rafto Award for Human Rights in Norway, the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament, the 1992 Prix Litteraire des Droits de l'Homme. Thomas Bingham, knight, Lord Chief Justice since 1996, former Master of the Rolls (1992-96).

Geraint Jones, chairman, European Broadcasting Union Television Committee (1990-96), visiting professor at the International Academy of Broadcasting in Montreux since 1994, international broadcasting consultant and producer.

Bernard Knight, professor of forensic pathology at the University of Wales College of Medicine since 1980, consultant pathologist to the Home Office since 1965, author.

Dewi Watkin Powell, judge of the Crown court and official referee in the Queen's Bench Division, Crown court liaison judge for the counties of Dyfed (1974-84) and Mid Glamorgan (1984-91), member of the council of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (1965-90 and a vice president since 1984), honorary member of the Gorsedd of Bards.

Glanmor Williams, knight, professor of history (1957-1982) University of Wales, Swansea, chairman of the Ancient Monuments Board for Wales (1983-95), national governor of the BBC for Wales (1965-71), vice president of the University of Wales Aberystwyth since 1986 and honorary fellow since 1993.

MD: Deirdre Hine, dame, chief medical officer for Wales (1990-97), director of the Welsh Breast Cancer Screening Service (1987-90), co-author (with Kenneth Calman, chief medical officer at the Department of Health) of the report on the organisation of cancer services in England and Wales.

DSc: Raymond Andrew, professor of physics at the University of Wales, Bangor (1954-65), now research professor at the University of Florida, fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, awarded the Royal Society's Wellcome Medal and Prize in 1984, the Distinguished Service Medal from the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, editor in chief of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (1983-91).

MA: Jane Edwards, author of nine novels, three volumes of stories, she has written extensively for radio and television, awarded the 1977 and 1978 Welsh Arts Council Literary Prize and the Tir Na N'og Award; John Humphrys, journalist, presenter of Today, On the Ropes, Nine o'Clock News, On the Record and You Decide.

Eigra Roberts, author, winner of the Prose Medal, Newtown National Eisteddfod, the Drama Medal at Carmarthen Eisteddfod, translator of The Diary of Anne Frank, winner of the 1995 BAFTA award for best scriptwriter.

Derek Upton, skilled steelworker at Llan-wern, Gwent, contributor to the archaeological profile of his local area, member of the steering committee of the Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee and its only honorary member.

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