Honorary Graduates 2012

Dr Robert John OBE - 2012
In recognition of his outstanding services to engineering, Robert John is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering. Born in 1948 in Neath, South Wales, Robert has a BSc and PhD from Swansea University, which launched a career in... read full details

Judith Knight MBE - 2012
In recognition of her outstanding services to the arts, Judith Knight, the co-Director and founder of Artsadmin, is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities. In the 1970s Judith worked at Hull ArtsCentre, Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, the Arts Council... read full details

Lee Mack - 2012
In recognition of his outstanding services to the arts, Lee Mack is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities. Lee Mack was born Lee Gordon McKillop in Southport in 1968, before moving to Blackburn in Lancashire. Lee already holds... read full details

Professor Conor Gearty - 2012
In recognition of his outstanding services to law, Conor Gearty is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Conor was born in Abbeylara, Ireland, and graduated in law from University College Dublin before moving to Wolfson College, Cambridge in... read full details

Professor John Brewer - 2012
In recognition of his outstanding services to social sciences, John Brewer is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Social Sciences. Born in 1951 in Ludlow, Shropshire, John is in his fifth decade as a self consciously committed sociologist, having... read full details

Professor Rajiv Hanspal - 2012
In recognition of his outstanding services to medicine, Professor Rajiv Hanspal is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. Born and educated in Calcutta, Rajiv graduated in 1974, coming to the UK to continue his studies. He held a... read full details

Rory Sutherland - 2012
In recognition of his outstanding services to marketing and advertising, Rory Sutherland is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters. Rory was born in 1965 in Usk, Monmouthshire, and attended the local Haberdashers’ School before reading Classics at Christ’s... read full details

The Rt Hon Baroness Hayman GBE - 2012
In recognition of her outstanding services to politics, The Rt Hon Baroness Hayman, the first elected Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Helene Hayman read law at Newnham College, Cambridge,... read full details

Thomas Webb - 2012
In recognition of his outstanding services to the University, Tom Webb is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University. Tom was educated at Harrow School, leaving in 1958 to become a management trainee at United Glass Ltd. He... read full details

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