Honorary degrees

July 24, 1998

University of Hull

DLitt: Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, vice-chancellor of the University of East Anglia (1995-97); Tom Stoppard, playwright and novelist.

DMus: Neville Marriner, founder and director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Martin Roscoe, pianist and founding director of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival.

DSc: John Gurdon, master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

LLD: Derek Forster, founder of the Hull University Social Service Organisation.

MS: Maureen Cookson, secretary to the Hull University Social Service Organisation.

University of Reading

DLitt: Luigi Meneghello, professor and founder of the university's department of Italian studies.

DSc: Desmond Morris, zoologist, writer and broadcaster, director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

LLD: William Reid, civil servant, parliamentary and health service ombudsman (1990-96); Basma Bint Talal, UNDP human development ambassador.

University of Stirling

DUniv: David Colvin, Scottish secretary of the British Association of Social Workers (1992-97); Harry Ewing, chairman of Fife Healthcare NHS Trust; Willie Carson, jockey; Brian Loasby, emeritus and honorary professor of economics at the university; Peter Heatley, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation; Roy Anderson, Linacre professor of zoology, University of Oxford, fellow of Merton College; George Radda, chief executive of the Medical Research Council.

University of St Andrews

DD: Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.

DLitt: Paul Scofield, actor; Muriel Spark, novelist.

DMus: James Galway, flautist, principal guest conductor of the London Mozart Players.

DSc: Donald Knuth, professor of computer science at Stanford University; Michael Berry, Royal Society research professor, University of Bristol.

LLD: Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

University of Cambridge

Helmut Kohl, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the National League for Democracy, Burma; Barbara Castle, former Labour cabinet minister; Rita Levi-Montalcini, Nobel laureate for medicine 1986; Aaron Klug, former head of the MRC Laboratory for molecular biology, Cambridge and Nobel prizewinner in chemistry (1982); Natalie Zemon Davis, senior fellow in the centre for comparative literature, University of Toronto; Anne McLaren, principal research associate in the Wellcome/Cancer Research Campaign Institute, Cambridge; William Wade, former master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; Raymond Sackler, university benefactor.

UMIST

DEng: G. Hewitt, professor of chemical engineering, Imperial College; Roger Kingsley, first chairman of UMIST Ventures Ltd.

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