Honorary Graduates 1998

Denise Platt CBE - 1998
Denise Platt graduated in Economics from the University of Wales (Cardiff) and began a long career in the Social Services at the Middlesex Hospital. As Director of Social Services for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from 1986-1994 she... read full details

Doc. RNDr Jiri Holenda - 1998
Jifi Holenda is Rector of the University of West Bohemia at Pilsen, with whom the University has had close links since 1985. He is a mathematician who speaks Czech, English, Russian and German and who has travelled all over the... read full details

Dr Bernard Baruch - 1998
Bernard Baruch was Brunel University's consultant psychiatrist from 1973 to 1996, providing support and advice to many staff and students. He also took responsibility for the co-ordination and training of the University's counsellors. He was born in Hamburg, but emigrated... read full details

Dr David Potter - 1998
David Potter read Natural Sciences at Cambridge and then gained a doctorate in Mathematical Physics at Imperial College, London, before joining the staff at the latter. He also lectured at the University of California and his research on the use... read full details

Dr Gillian Collins - 1998
Gillian Collins has spent most of her life in the world of education, graduating in History from King's College London in 1941. She went on to teach the subject for over forty years, for the most part in colleges closely... read full details

Lord Wakeham - 1998
Vice-Chancellor (left) with Lord and Lady WakehamLord Wakeham is a chartered accountant and served as a minister in Government from 1979 to 1994. He was Secretary of State for Energy, Leader of the House of Commons, Leader of the House... read full details

Michael Hoffman - 1998
The University wished very much to honour Michael Hoffman who served as Chairman of Council from 1991 until July 1997. Sadly, Mr Hoffman died of cancer in April this year. His widow, Helen Hoffman, will collect the award in his... read full details

Professor Charles Engel - 1998
Charles Engel was educated in Oxford and London before seeking war service with the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in Italy and Austria during the War. He then developed a career combining medicine and education and has achieved recognition... read full details

Professor Richard Layard - 1998
Richard Layard graduated with first class Honours in History from King's College, Cambridge but has spent most of his subsequent career, first as a postgraduate student and from 1980 as Professor of Economics, at the London School of Economics. His... read full details

Robert Evans MEP - 1998
Robert Evans was Head of Crane Junior School in Hounslow before he was elected to the European Parliament in 1994. He is Labour's spokesman on education and culture and chairs the group of nine London Labour MEPs. He retains his... read full details

Sir Philip Jones - 1998
Philip Jones began his career after National Service in the Royal Artillery as a civil servant in the Ministry of Supply, moving on to the Ministry of Aviation and the Ministry of Technology. At the DT1 he became Director General... read full details

Trevor Baylis - 1998
Trevor Baylis was born in 1937 in Kilburn, but grew up in Southall. His father was an engineer who taught him how to use hand tools and he completed an HNC in Mechanical and Structural Engineering at Southall Technical College.... read full details

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