The Vice Chancellor congratulating and Honorary Graduate

distinguished honorary graduates

Individuals making a difference

Meet our distinguished Honorary Graduates

Honorary Graduate Alan Priddy smiling

Alan Priddy

Doctor of the University, 2017

 

Honorary Graduate Anne Stevens smiling

Anne Stevens

Doctor of the University, 2016

Photo of Anthony Cleaver at his graduation in 1996

Sir Anthony Cleaver

Doctor of Law, 1996

Honorary Graduate Bill Salmond smiling

Bill Salmond

Doctor of the University, 2018

Photo of Honorary Graduate, Bronwin Carter, at the 2012 Olympics

Bronwin Carter

Doctor of Laws, 2010

Photo of Honorary Graduate Caroline Williams smiling

Caroline Williams

Doctor of Laws, 2002

Honorary Graduate Cecilia Anim smiling

Cecilia Anim

Doctor of Science, 2018

Honorary Graduate Christine King smiling

Professor Christine King

Doctor of Letters, 2001

Honorary Graduate David Stancliffe smiling

Right Reverend Dr David Stancliffe

Doctor of Letters, 1993

Honorary Graduate Dillie Keane smiling

Dillie Keane

Doctor of Letters, 2006

Photo of Honorary Graduate Dzulkifli Abdul Razak smiling

Professor Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

Doctor of Science, 2006

Honorary graduate Elizabeth Loftus smiling

Professor Elizabeth Loftus

Doctor of Science, 1998

Honorary Doctor Ghilean Prance smiling

Professor Ghillean Prance

Doctor of Science, 1994

Honorary Graduate Graham Hurley smiling

Graham Hurley

Doctor of Letters, 2007

Honorary Graduate Graham Smart smiling

Graham Smart

Doctor of Science, 1996

Honorary Graduate Haro Bedelian smiling

Professor Haro Bedelian

Doctor of Engineering, 1998

Honorary Graduate Helena Kennedy smiling

Baroness Helena Kennedy

Doctor of the University, 2015

Honorary Graduate Jo de Serrano smiling

Jo de Serrano

Doctor of the University, 2017

Honorary Graduate Joe Jackson smiling

Joe Jackson

Doctor of Music, 2004

Honorary Graduate John Armitt smiling

Sir John Armitt

Doctor of Science, 2008

Honorary Graduate John Bannell smiling

John Bannell

Doctor of Law, 2009

Honorary Graduate John Craven smiling

Professor John Craven

Doctor of Law, 2013

Honorary Graduate Karen Blackett smiling

Karen Blackett

Doctor of the University, 2015

Honorary Graduate Kevin Holmes smiling

Kevin Holmes

Fellow of the University, 2019

Honorary Graduate Kevin Warwick smiling

Kevin Warwick

Doctor of Science, 2012

Honorary Graduate Maggie Winchcombe smiling

Maggie Winchcombe

Doctor of Law, 2008

Honorary Graduate Mark Catlin smiling

Mark Catlin

Doctor of the University, 2019

Honorary Graduate Mary Fagan smiling

Dame Mary Fagan

Doctor of the Law, 2000

Honorary Graduate john Boyce smiling

Admiral the Lord Michael Boyce

Doctor of Law, 2005

Honorary Graduate Michael Erotokritos smiling

Michael Erotokritos

Doctor of Law, 1999

Honorary Graduate Michael Newey smiling

Michael Newey

Doctor of Science, 2015

Honorary Graduate Nairn Wilson smiling

Professor Nairn Wilson

Doctor of Science, 2010

Honorary Graduate Peter Neyroud smiling

Peter Neyroud

Doctor of Law, 2006

Honorary Graduate Ralph Fiennes smiling

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Doctor of Science, 2000

Honorary Graduate Rob Hutchinson smiling

Rob Hutchinson

Doctor of Law, 2005

Honorary Graduate Robert Hillier smiling

Robert Hillier

Doctor of Law, 2001

Honorary Graduate Robin Knox-Johnstone smiling

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Doctor of the University, 2019

Honorary Graduate Roger Fry smiling

Sir Roger Fry

Doctor of Letters, 2004

Honorary Graduate Sarah Kenny smiling

Sarah Kenny

Doctor of the University, 2019

Honorary Graduate Simon Ward smiling

Simon Ward

Doctor of Letters, 2014

Honorary Graduate Stephanie Shirley smiling

Dame Stephanie Shirley

Doctor of Engineering, 2018

Honorary Graduate Stuart Iles smiling

Stuart Iles

Doctor of the University, 2015

Honorary Graduate Tracey Curtis Taylor smiling

Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Doctor of the University, 2016

Honorary Graduate Will King smiling

Will King

Doctor of the University, 2015

Honorary Graduate Yvonne Moores smiling

Yvonne Moores

Doctor of Science, 1993

Honorary graduate timeline

2019

  • Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
  • Air Vice Marshall Matar bin Ali Al Obaidani
  • Mark Catlin
  • Kevin Holmes
  • Sarah Kenny
  • Jason Mallinson
  • Heather Melville
  • Professor Lynne Segal
  • Simon Weston
  • 2018

  • Cecilia Anim
  • Marie Costa
  • Professor Kevin Fenton
  • Clare Martin 
  • Bill Salmond
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley
  • Julian Wadsworth
  • 2017

  • Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie
  • Graham G Bryant
  • Hugh Dennis
  • Jo de Serrano
  • Alex Hibbert
  • Neville George Lawrence
  • John Patrick McCarthy
  • Alan Priddy
  • 2016

  • Tracey Curtis-Taylor
  • Alexzandra Hildred
  • Linvoy Stephen Primus
  • Ashok Soni
  • Anne Stevens
  • 2015

  • Karen Blackett
  • Michael Newey
  • Professor Jim Al-Khalili
  • Stuart Iles
  • Baroness Helena Kennedy
  • Will King
  • 2014

  • John Akomfrah
  • Simon Ward
  • 2013

  • Cecilia McDowall
  • Professor John Craven
  • Professor Sir Bill Wakeham
  • Lady Justice Hallett
  • 2012

  • Claire Tomalin
  • Rear Admiral John Lippiett
  • Kevin Warwick
  • 2011

  • Lord Rees of Ludlow
  • Barbara Tipple
  • 2010

  • Professor Nairn Wilson
  • Sandi Toksvig
  • Bronwin Carter
  • 2009

  • John Bannell
  • Dr John Mason
  • Professor Neil Rackham
  • Alison Goldfrapp
  • Martin Whitmarsh
  • Liz Earle
  • Lol Coxhill (deceased)
  • 2008

  • Maggie Winchcombe
  • Paul Lester
  • Jayne Zito
  • Suzie Templeton
  • Howard Brenton
  • Xu Zhenhua 
  • Sir John Armitt
  • The Rt Revd Kenneth Stevenson (deceased)
  • 2007

  • Graham Hurley
  • Bishop Crispian Hollis
  • Dr Dee Symons
  • Admiral Sir Jonathon Band
  • Carole Damper
  • David Price
  • Ben Fogle
  • Baroness Anne Gibson (deceased)
  • Christopher Logue (deceased)
  • Robert Hardy (deceased)
  • 2006

  • Peter Neyroud
  • Professor Dzulkifli Adbul Razak
  • Michael Bateman
  • Reverend Canon Jane Hedges
  • Professor James Gunn
  • Rhona Lucas
  • Ted Cantle
  • John Madden
  • Dillie Keane
  • Robin Gorman (deceased)
  • 2005

  • Admiral the Lord Michael Boyce
  • Joseph Hardy III
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Rob Hutchinson
  • Shirley Robertson
  • Sir David Brown
  • Michelle Magorian
  • James S Lamb (deceased)
  • Don Lusher (deceased)
  • Dame Margaret Seward (deceased)
  • 2004

  • Joe Jackson
  • Martin Jay
  • Sir Roger Fry
  • Professor Peter Crane
  • Karl Jeffery
  • General Sir David Ramsbotham
  • Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
  • Colin White (deceased)
  • 2003

  • Robin Smith
  • Esther Rantzen
  • Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Milan Mandaric
  • Tafilani Machacha
  • George Alagiah
  • Dr Natarajan Varaprasad
  • Fred Dinenage
  • Zenna Atkins
  • 2002

  • Sir Nigel Wicks
  • Caroline Williams
  • HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal
  • Professor Dr Rexhep Meidani
  • Paul Jones
  • Professor S Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • Peter White
  • Betty Burton (deceased)
  • Lt Col Richard Waterer (deceased)
  • His Eminence Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (deceased)
  • Patrick Caulfield (deceased)
  • 2001

  • Robert Hillier
  • Edward Jones
  • Ron White
  • Dr William Haseltine
  • Leah Scott
  • Professor Christine King
  • Matthew Pinsent
  • Campbell McMurray
  • Terry Pratchett (deceased)  
  • John Peel (deceased)  
  • 2000

  • Dame Mary Fagan
  • Professor Liam Donaldson
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • Professor Sir Colin Stansfield Smith (deceased)
  • Diana Lamplugh (deceased)
  • Sir Julian Oswald (deceased)
  • Professor Michael J Baker (deceased)
  • 1999

  • Sir Chay Blyth
  • Michael Erotokritos
  • Professor Bill Bonnor (deceased)
  • Baroness Phyllis Dorothy James (deceased)
  • Dr Margaret Rule (deceased)
  • Professor Gordon McVie (deceased)
  • 1998

  • Professor Elizabeth Loftus
  • Jerome O'Hea
  • Professor Haro Bedelian
  • Datuk Dr Ahmad Zahurudin
  • Richard Noble
  • Professor Herbert French (deceased)
  • Dr David Houghton (deceased)
  • 1997

  • HE Don Alberto Aza Arias
  • Professor Dr Helmut Schrey
  • John Hoddinott (deceased)
  • Dr Patrick Moore (deceased)
  • Sir Charles Tidbury (deceased)
  • Lord Frank Judd (deceased)
  • Professor James Mirrlees(deceased)
  • 1996

  • Simon Armitage
  • Sir Anthony Cleaver
  • Derek Fawcett
  • Alan Knight
  • Professor Kenneth Rawson
  • Graham Smart
  • Hedley Greentree (deceased)
  • Sir Terence Conran (deceased)
  • 1995

  • John Ekins
  • Evelyn Glennie
  • 1994

  • The Rt Hon Virginia Bottomley
  • Antonia Byatt
  • Professor Dr Ahmed Dewedar
  • Dato Dr Ahmad Nawawi
  • Professor Ghillean Prance
  • Dr Alan Rudge
  • Anita Roddick (deceased)
  • Sir John Smith (deceased)
  • Shirley Metherell (deceased)
  • 1993

  • Linford Christie
  • Dr David Fletcher
  • Professor John Elliott
  • Peter Mills
  • Yvonne Moores
  • Lord Palumbo of Walbrook
  • Michael Pipes
  • Sir Mark Richmond
  • The Right Rev Dr David Stancliffe
  • Professor William Davey (deceased
  • Professor Sir Gordon Higginson (deceased
  • The Earl of Snowdon Anthony Armstrong-Jones (deceased
  • 1992

  • Edward Clemence
  • Victor Jenner (deceased