Honorary Graduates

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1950s

Doctor of Letters

  • 1958   Edward Morgan Forster, OM, CH
  • 1959   Sir John Newenham Summerson, CBE
  • 1959   John Dover Wilson, CH

Doctor of Science

  • 1958   The Rt Hon The Lord Adrian, OM, FRS
  • 1958   Sir John Cockcroft, KCB, OM, CBE, FRS
  • 1959   Sir William Vallance Douglas Hodge, FRS

Doctor of Laws

  • 1958   The Rt Hon The Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO
  • 1958   Harry Percy Gee, CBE
  • 1958   Sir John Francis Lockwood
  • 1959   Sir Robert Edmund Martin, CMG
  • 1959   Edmund Rubbra, CBE
  • 1959   The Rt Hon Lord Snow, CBE
  • 1959   Joan Wake, CBE

1960s

Doctor of Letters

  • 1960   John Piper
  • 1961   Sir Frank Adcock, OBE, FBA
  • 1962   Michael Clive Knowles, OSB, FBA, FSA
  • 1963   Sir Basil Spence, OM, RA
  • 1964   Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE
  • 1965   Graham Vivian Sutherland, OM
  • 1965   Edmund Charles Blunden, CBE, MC
  • 1965   Louis Booker Wright
  • 1966   Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, CBE, FBA, FSA
  • 1967   Joan Violet Robinson, FBA
  • 1968   The Rt Hon The Earl Spencer
  • 1968   John Harold Plumb
  • 1968   Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, CBE
  • 1969   Sir John Richard Hicks, FBA
  • 1969   Sir Charles Tennyson, CMG

Doctor of Science

  • 1960   The Rt Hon Lord Todd, FRS
  • 1960   Sir Frank Whittle, KBE, CB, FRS
  • 1961   Sir Bernard Lovell, OBE, FRS
  • 1962   Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, DBE, FRS
  • 1963   Sir Hans Krebs, FRS
  • 1964   Sir Harrie Massey, FRS
  • 1965   Sir Michael James Lighthill, FRS
  • 1966   William Hayes, FRS
  • 1967   Alexander Romanovich Luria
  • 1967   Sir Christopher Sydney Cockerell, CBE, FRS
  • 1967   Andrew Fielding Huxley, FRS
  • 1968   Sir John Baker, OBE, FRS
  • 1968   Thomas Archibald Bennet-Clark, CBE, FRS
  • 1968   Sir Lindor Brown, CBE, FRS
  • 1968   Guido Pontecorvo, FRS, FRSE
  • 1968   Frederick Sanger, CBE, FRS
  • 1968   Sir Michael Meredith Swann, FRS, FRSE
  • 1969   Charles Alfred Coulson, FRS
  • 1969   Warner Tjardus Koiter

Doctor of Laws

  • 1960   The Rt Hon The Lord Morrison of Lambeth, CH, PC
  • 1961   The Rt Hon The Lord Robbins of Clare Market, CB, FBA
  • 1961   Sir David Alexander Cecil Low
  • 1961   Sir Charles Haynes Wilson
  • 1962   The Rt Hon The Lord Bridges, GCB, GCVO, MC, PC, FRS
  • 1962   Horace James Oram, OBE
  • 1963   Sir Charles Robert Keene, CBE
  • 1963   Sir Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh, CIE
  • 1964   David Daube, FBA
  • 1964   Sir William Arthur Lewis
  • 1965   Sir Thomas Percival Creed, KBE, MC, QC
  • 1964   The Rt Hon Lord Murray of Newhaven, KCB
  • 1965   Sir (John) Leslie Martin
  • 1965   Sir Leon Radzinowiez, FBA
  • 1966   The Rt Hon Lord Devlin of Westwick, PC, FBA
  • 1966   The Rt Hon Lord Robens of Woldingham, PC
  • 1967   John Newton Frears, CBE
  • 1968   Sir Robert Aitken
  • 1968   Lady Plowden
  • 1968   John William Gardner
  • 1969   Sir Anthony Reay Mackay Geddes, KBE

Doctor of Music

  • 1964   Sir John Barbirolli, CH
  • 1965   Benjamin Britten, OM, CH
  • 1965   Yehudi Menuhin, Hon KBE
  • 1966   Dame Alicia Markova, DBE
  • 1968   Joan Sutherland, CBE
  • 1968   Sir Michael Tippett, OBE
  • 1969   Colin Rex Davis, CBE
  • 1969   Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans, CBE

Master of Arts

  • 1965   Richard Lester Ager
  • 1965   Gerald Benney
  • 1965   Norah Waddington
  • 1967   Hugh Collinson
  • 1967   George Edmund Dearing, MBE
  • 1967   Clive Perry
  • 1969   Francis Kelly, OBE
  • 1969   Edgar Tyler

Master of Science

  • 1965   Trevor Alfred Walden

Master of Music

  • 1965   George Charles Gray

Master of Laws

  • 1967   Sir Robert Mark

1970s

Doctor of Letters

  • 1970   Philip Arthur Larkin
  • 1970   Thomas Humphrey Marshall, CMG
  • 1970   Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse, CBE, FBA
  • 1970   David Frederick Attenborough
  • 1970   Richard Samuel Attenborough, CBE
  • 1971   Eric Birley, MBE, FBA
  • 1971   Edward John Mostyn Bowlby
  • 1971   Henry Spencer Moore, OM, CH
  • 1971   Maurice Herbert Dobb
  • 1972   Moses Finley
  • 1973   Marcus Felix Brundenell Fitch
  • 1973   Marie Jahoda
  • 1973   Lionel Trilling
  • 1974   Basil Bernstein
  • 1974   Kathleen Jessie Raine
  • 1974   Arnold Roger Manvell
  • 1974   Sir (James William) Francis Hill, CBE
  • 1975   Carlo Dionisotti-Casalone, FBA
  • 1975   Sir Harry Garner, KBE, CBE
  • 1975   Doris May Lessing
  • 1976   Dorothy Mary Emmett
  • 1976   Anthony Dymoke Powell
  • 1976   Sylvere Monod
  • 1976   Charles Ray Richeson
  • 1977   Sir Peter Hall, CBE
  • 1977   Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, CBE
  • 1978   Astrid Lindgren
  • 1978   Arthur Geoffrey Dickens, CMG, FBA
  • 1979   John Innes Mackintosh Stewart

Doctor of Science

  • 1970   Sir George Edward Raven Deacon, CBE, FRS, FRSE
  • 1972   Eleanor Margaret Burbidge, FRS
  • 1970   Sir Henry Frank Harding Jones, KBE
  • 1971   Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, KBE, OM, FRS
  • 1971   Cyril Astley Clarke, CBE, FRS
  • 1972   Sir George Porter, FRS
  • 1972   Sir Percy Edward Kent, FRS
  • 1972   Richard E Reason, FRS
  • 1972   Sir Kingley Charles Dunham, OBE, FRS
  • 1972   Sir Vivian Fuchs
  • 1972   Kenneth Mellanby, CBE
  • 1973   Sir Brian Flowers, FRS
  • 1973   Wilhelmina Iwanowska
  • 1973   Sir Andrew Kay
  • 1974   David Chilton Philips, FRS
  • 1974   Nikolaas Tinbergen, FRS
  • 1975   Rudolf Ludwig Mossbauer
  • 1976   Antony Hewish, FRS
  • 1977   Sir Frederick Stewart, FRS
  • 1978   Sir Rex Richards, FRS
  • 1978   Nicholas Saul Mair
  • 1979   Arthur Hafford Cooke, MBE
  • 1979   Sir Hans Leo Kornberg, FRS

Doctor of Laws

  • 1970   Edward Moss Hutchinson
  • 1971   Mac Goldsmith
  • 1972   Elfed Thomas
  • 1973   Harold Bernard Martin
  • 1973   Sir Otto Kahn-Freund, FBA
  • 1975   Sir Kenneth Berrill, KCB
  • 1975   Jacob Festus Ade Ajayi
  • 1976   The Rt Rev Ronald Ralph Williams
  • 1976   Nigel David Walker
  • 1976   Sir Fraser Noble, MBE
  • 1977   Sir Mark Henig
  • 1978   The Rt Hon Sir Roger Ormrod, PC
  • 1979   Frederick Alfred Thorpe, OBE
  • 1979   The Rev Prebendary Edward Chad Varah, OBE

Doctor of Music

  • 1970   Beryl Grey (Mrs S G Svenson, CBE)
  • 1972   Paul Tortelier
  • 1974   Janet Abbott Baker (Mrs J K Shelley, CBE)
  • 1977   Sir David Willcocks, CBE
  • 1978   Alfred Deller, OBE

Master of Arts

  • 1974   Geoffrey Burton
  • 1975   John Henry Hopkins
  • 1978   John Robin Midgley

Master of Science

  • 1977   Jack Otter
  • 1979   Ronald Arthur Overton Hickling

Master of Music

  • 1975   Kenneth Douglas Page
  • 1975   James Walker

1980s

Doctor of Letters

  • 1981   Jonathan Wolfe Miller
  • 1981   Stanley John Sadie
  • 1981   Alan Arthur Walters
  • 1982   Mark Girouard
  • 1982   Jean Iris Murdoch (Mrs J O Bayley, CBE)
  • 1982   Margaret Mary Gowing
  • 1983   Sheppard Sunderland Frere, CBE, FBA, FSA
  • 1983   Sir Lawrence Burnett Gowing, CBE
  • 1984   Lord Bullock, FBA
  • 1985   Harold Bryan Organ
  • 1985   Sir William Arthur Shapland
  • 1985   Irene Joan Thirsk, FBA
  • 1986   Kenneth Ellison Horne
  • 1986   Malcolm Stanley Bradbury
  • 1986   Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
  • 1986   David Terence Puttnam, CBE
  • 1988   Herbert Richard Hoggart
  • 1989   Francois Crouzet, OBE

Doctor of Science

  • 1980   Sir Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black
  • 1980   Kenneth Fowler Wood
  • 1980   Dame Alice Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes, DBE
  • 1980   Sir Nicholas John Walton
  • 1981   Sir William John Granville Beynon, CBE
  • 1982   Sir Edward Anthony John Alment
  • 1982   Silvio Weidmann, FRS
  • 1982   Stephen William Hawking, FRS
  • 1983   Sydney Brenner, FRS, FRSE
  • 1984   Sir George Malcolm Brown, FRS, FRSE
  • 1984   Sir Edward Walter Parkes
  • 1985   Raymond Hide, FRS
  • 1985   Sir Raymond Hoffenberg, PRCP
  • 1985   Robert Joseph Paton Williams, FRS
  • 1986   Sir John Henry Harvey-Jones, MBE
  • 1987   Eric Albert Ash, CBE, FRS
  • 1987   The Hon Miriam Louisa Rothschild, CBE, FRS
  • 1988   Norman Curtis
  • 1988   Jack Lewis, FRS, FRSC
  • 1989   Franklyn Perring
  • 1989   Hugh Huxley, MBE, FRS
  • 1989   Sir Alexander Turnbull, CBE
  • 1989   Montague Goldberg

Doctor of Laws

  • 1980   Sir Patrick Dalmahoy Nairne, KCB, MC
  • 1980   Rene David
  • 1980   Sir Sydney Percy King, OBE
  • 1982   David Bethell
  • 1982   Christian, Lady Hesketh, OBE
  • 1982   Charles Randolph Quirk, CBE
  • 1982   Sir Henry Albert Skinner
  • 1983   Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders, DBE
  • 1983   Kenneth William Bowder, OBE
  • 1984   John Patrick Lowry, CBE
  • 1984   Col Robert Andrew St George Martin, OBE
  • 1984   The Hon Sir Jean-Pierre Frank Eugene Warner, QC
  • 1985   Sydney Kentridge
  • 1986   The Rev Gordon Reginald Dunstan
  • 1986   Sir Alexander Johnston, GCB, KBE
  • 1987   Maurice Shock
  • 1987   Robert Ribblesdale Thornton, CBE
  • 1988   Lord Sieff of Brimpton, OBE
  • 1989   Ward Jack Timken
  • 1989   Helen Scott, OBE

Doctor of Music

  • 1982   William Alwyn, CBE
  • 1984   Malcolm Henry Arnold, CBE

Master of Arts

  • 1981   Christopher Adolph, MBE
  • 1982   Michael Turner
  • 1982   James Lloyd Carr
  • 1982   Derrick William Dunn
  • 1984   Dora Phylis Oxenham, (Mrs D R Harper, CBE)
  • 1984   Margaret Harrison
  • 1985   Brenda Bruce, OBE
  • 1985   Peter John Wheeler, MBE
  • 1986   Denys James Watkins-Pitchford
  • 1987   Leslie Cooper Skelton
  • 1988   Joan Hickson, OBE
  • 1988   Herald Goddard
  • 1988   Joan Goddard
  • 1988   Neville Stack

Master of Science

  • 1982   Molly Badham, MBE
  • 1986   Geoffrey Perry, MBE
  • 1987   William Coates, MBE

Master of Music

  • 1983   Ian William Edward Imlay

Master of Laws

  • 1982   Harold Gibson
  • 1982   Leslie Milliard

1990s

Doctor of Letters

  • 1990   Eric Ogilvie, OBE
  • 1990   Elaine Feinstein
  • 1990   William Weaver
  • 1990   Sir David Wilson, FBA
  • 1991   Zdenek Stribrny
  • 1992   Janet Suzman
  • 1992   Max MacDonald Hastings
  • 1992   Bronislaw Geremek
  • 1992   Marilyn Spiers Butler
  • 1993   Clare Hollingworth, OBE
  • 1993   Frank Horace Hahn
  • 1993   David John Murray Wright
  • 1994   Donald English
  • 1995   Albert Halsey
  • 1995   Herman Frans Anna Van Der Wee
  • 1995   Sir Angus Duncan Aeneas Stirling
  • 1996   Sir Keith Vivian Thomas
  • 1996   Christopher Hibbert
  • 1996   John Edward Christopher Hill
  • 1997   Sue Cook (Susan Lorraine Cook)
  • 1997   Michael Saunders Watson, CBE
  • 1997   Robert Neil MacGregor
  • 1998   Amartya Sen
  • 1998   John Sutherland
  • 1999   Barry Supple, FBA
  • 1999   Dame Gillian Beer
  • 1999   Sir Anthony Wrigley

Doctor of Science

  • 1990   Federico Mayor
  • 1990   Ernest Ronald Oxburgh, FRS
  • 1990   Roald Sagdeev
  • 1991   Sir David John Weatherall
  • 1991   Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, FRS
  • 1992   Sir John Ivan George Cadogan, FRS
  • 1992   Harry Smith, FRS
  • 1993   Anne Laura MacLaren, DBE, FRS
  • 1993   Sir Martin John Rees, FRS
  • 1993   Malcolm John Frazer
  • 1994   Sir Robert Kilpatrick, CBE
  • 1994   Charles Wayne Rees, FRS
  • 1995   Sir Neil Cossons, OBE
  • 1995   Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1995   Peter Michael Williams, CBE
  • 1995   Raoul Bott
  • 1995   Jeremy Bray
  • 1995   The Rev John Polkinghorne
  • 1996   Lewis Wolpert
  • 1996   Patrick Caldwell Moore, CBE
  • 1996   Sir Michael Richard Bond
  • 1997   Raymond Baker
  • 1997   Heather Anita Couper
  • 1997   Jeff Hoffman
  • 1997   Sir Dai Rees
  • 1998   Dame Margaret Warwick, DBE
  • 1998   David Hempleman-Adams, OBE
  • 1998   Sir Donald Irvine
  • 1998   Håkan Mogren
  • 1998   Sir Harold Kroto, FRS
  • 1999   Philip Campbell
  • 1999   Sir Keith Peters
  • 1999   Frederick Leckie
  • 1999   Sir Richard Brook Sykes

Doctor of Laws

  • 1990   The Rt Hon Lord Donoughue of Ashton
  • 1991   The Rt Rev William John Westwood
  • 1991   The Rt Hon the Lord St John of Fawsley, PC
  • 1991   Baroness Turner of Camden (Muriel Winifred Turner)
  • 1991   Robert Badinter
  • 1991   Sir Edwin Ronald Nixon
  • 1992   Anthony O'Reilly
  • 1992   Frank Ephraim May
  • 1993   Betty Boothroyd
  • 1993   Michael Aubrey Chamberlain
  • 1994   Lady Penelope Mary Braye
  • 1994   Peter Ellwood
  • 1994   David Arthur Walmsley
  • 1994   Mario Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares
  • 1994   Catherine Trautmann
  • 1994   Stephen Tumim
  • 1995   Sir Roy Harding, CBE
  • 1995   The Rt Rev. Leo McCartie
  • 1995   The Rt Rev. Thomas Frederick Butler
  • 1995   Sir Robert Yewdall Jennings
  • 1996   Lord MacKay of Clashfern
  • 1996   Tan Sri Dato' Seri Jeffrey Cheah
  • 1996   William Alsop
  • 1996   Laxmi Mall Singhvi
  • 1997   Carol Galley
  • 1997   Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE
  • 1997   The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Brown
  • 1997   Patrick Coldstream, CBE
  • 1997   Sir Richard George
  • 1998   Sir John Lowther, CBE, JP
  • 1998   Martin Gaskell
  • 1998   Helena Ann Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws
  • 1998   David Jones
  • 1998   Justice A M Ahmadi
  • 1998   Wendy Elizabeth Hickling
  • 1999   The Honorable Raymond Seitz
  • 1999   Kenneth John Richard Edwards

Doctor of Music

  • 1993   Jeffrey Philip Tate, CBE
  • 1997   Evelyn Glennie, OBE
  • 1998   The Lindsays

Master of Arts

  • 1990   William Henry Hare, MBE
  • 1991   Susan Lillian Townsend
  • 1992   Gary Winston Lineker, OBE
  • 1992   Terence Garfield
  • 1994   Nigel Barnard Hawthorne, CBE
  • 1995   Charlotte Mary Stott, OBE
  • 1995   Michael Thomas Nicholson, OBE
  • 1995   Josette Simon
  • 1996   Norman Colin Dexter
  • 1996   Derek Robert Nimmo
  • 1996   James William Anscomb
  • 1997   Jack Birkenshaw
  • 1999   Rachel Sullivan

Master of Science

  • 1999   Tim Appleton

Master of Laws

  • 1996   Sara Elkes
  • 1996   The Rev Margaret Jane Morris
  • 1997   Anita Tasker, OBE
  • 1999   Christopher Moon, MBE

2000s

Doctor of Letters

  • 2000   Brian Simon
  • 2000   Susan Campbell, MBE
  • 2000   Reginald Carr
  • 2000   Anthony Giddens
  • 2001   Richard Pearson
  • 2001   John Edward (Jack) Spence
  • 2002   Maurice Beresford
  • 2002   Helaine Blumenfeld
  • 2002   Lynne Brindley
  • 2002   Stephen Arthur Frears
  • 2002   Chris d’Lacey
  • 2002   Sir Howard Newby, CBE
  • 2002   Timothy Peter Piggott-Smith
  • 2003   Margaret Gelling, OBE
  • 2003   The Rt Rev Timothy John Stevens
  • 2003   Anthony Howard, CBE
  • 2003   Peter Preston
  • 2003   Patricia Ann Hodge
  • 2003   Siobhan Davies, CBE
  • 2003   Sir Martin Harris, CBE
  • 2003   John Matthews, FRHistS, FSA, FBA
  • 2004   Riccardo Nencini
  • 2004   Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah
  • 2004   Eileen Baker
  • 2004   Rev James McEvoy
  • 2004   Bernard Ashley
  • 2004   Rosemary Cramp
  • 2004   Sir William Taylor, CBE
  • 2004   Sir Martin Gilbert
  • 2005   Isobel Armstrong, FRSA
  • 2005   Richard Deacon, CBE
  • 2005   Bryan Magee
  • 2005   Anna Pavord
  • 2005   Vikram Seth, CBE
  • 2005   Sir Donald Sinden, CBE
  • 2006   Patricia Barker, CBE
  • 2006   David Campton
  • 2006   Richard Holmes, CBE
  • 2006   Norman Rosenthal
  • 2006   Laurence John (Laurie) Taylor
  • 2006   Sir Michael John Tomlinson, CBE
  • 2006   Marina Sarah Warner, FBA
  • 2007   David Graham Blanchflower
  • 2007   Deirdre Hubbard, FRBS
  • 2007   Parminder Kaur Nagra
  • 2007   Sir Sigmund Sternberg
  • 2007   Edward Conrad (Ted) Wragg (posthumous award)
  • 2008   William McGuire (Bill) Bryson
  • 2008   John Carter
  • 2008   Rigby Graham
  • 2008   Archbishop Vincent Gerard Nichols
  • 2009   Michael Attenborough
  • 2009   David Weston

Doctor of Science

  • 2000   Mario Illien
  • 2000   Gautam Bodiwala, CBE
  • 2000   Thomas Fulton Wilson McKillop
  • 2000   Dame Bridget Ogilvie
  • 2001   Susan Greenfield, CBE
  • 2001   Bruce Smith, CBE
  • 2001   Colin Humphreys FREng
  • 2001   John Taylor, OBE, FRS, FEng
  • 2001   Sir Liam Donaldson
  • 2001   Sir Brian Follett, FRS
  • 2002   Peter Briggs
  • 2002   Hazel Thornton
  • 2002   David Western
  • 2002   Dame Julia Higgins, CBE, FRS
  • 2002   Peter Atkins
  • 2002   David King, FRS
  • 2003   June Scobee Rodgers
  • 2003   Adam Hart-Davis
  • 2003   Sir Paul Nurse, FRS
  • 2003   Sir Peter Bell, FRCS
  • 2004   David Bradley
  • 2004   Sir Alec Jeffreys, FRS
  • 2005   Sir Peter Lachmann
  • 2005   Sir Peter Mansfield
  • 2005   Jane Plant, CBE
  • 2005   Kenneth Alwyne Pounds, CBE, FRS
  • 2005   Sir David Wallace, CBE
  • 2006   Dame Carol Black, DBE (text of oration)
  • 2006   Sir John Enderby, FRS
  • 2006   Sir George Radda, CBE
  • 2006   Martin Taylor, FRS
  • 2007   Frances Ashcroft, FRS (text of oration)
  • 2007   Sir Charles George, FRCP
  • 2008   Antony Chapman
  • 2009   Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS
  • 2009   Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • 2009   Paul Workman

Doctor of Laws

  • 2000   Gerald Bernbaum
  • 2000   Jules LaPidus
  • 2000   Sir Herman Ouseley
  • 2000   Sir John Stevens
  • 2001   Sir John Robertson Young, KCMG
  • 2001   Hugh Greenwood, OBE
  • 2001   Gerald Cinderby
  • 2002   Timothy Gerald Martin Brooks
  • 2003   Sir Derek Thomas
  • 2003   The Hon Lady Brooks
  • 2004   Indarjit Singh
  • 2004   Rita Patel
  • 2004   David William Wilson
  • 2005   John Ashworth
  • 2005   Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, OBE
  • 2005   Mark Haysom
  • 2005   The Very Reverend Derek Hole
  • 2005   Yasmin Jetha
  • 2005   Margaret Nkrumah
  • 2005   Dame Stephanie Shirley, DBE
  • 2006   The Rt Hon. The Baroness Amos
  • 2006   John Bloor, OBE
  • 2006   Alan Race
  • 2007   Sir Michael Bishop, CBE
  • 2007   Damon Buffini
  • 2007   Dame Hazel Genn, CBE
  • 2007   Linda Jones, CBE
  • 2007   Keith John Julian
  • 2007   Dame Suzi Leather, MBE
  • 2007   Angela Sarkis, CBE
  • 2008   Nicholas Corah, OBE
  • 2008   John Foster, OBE
  • 2008   Tarique Ghaffur, CBE, QPM
  • 2008   Philip Hammersley, CBE
  • 2008   Freda Hussain, MBE
  • 2008   Lord Janner of Braunstone, QC
  • 2008   Manjula Sood (text of oration)
  • 2009   George William Bolsover
  • 2009   Guy Canivet
  • 2009   Richard Everard
  • 2009   Sir Arthur James Rose
  • 2009   Wendi Stevens
  • 2009   Adrian Robert Weston

Doctor of Music

  • 2000   Dame Felicity Lott
  • 2002   Tasmin Little
  • 2003   Andrew Constantine
  • 2003   Dame Gillian Weir, DBE
  • 2004   Peter Donohoe
  • 2004   Jane Glover
  • 2005   John Rutter
  • 2006   Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey)
  • 2007   Karl Jenkins, OBE
  • 2009   Martyn Hill

Master of Arts

  • 2001   Jean Humphreys
  • 2002   Dean Richards, MBE
  • 2004   Charles Palmer, CBE

Master of Laws

  • 2001   Elvy Morton
  • 2004   Robert Price
  • 2004   Bob Collins

2010s

Doctor of Letters

Doctor of Science

Doctor of Laws

Doctor of Music

Master of Laws

  • 2011   Carole Blackburn
  • 2011   Alan Birchenall
  • 2011   Harvey Watson

Distinguished Honorary Fellows

Distinguished Honorary Fellowships are awarded only to persons who have a substantial record of personal service to the University and who already hold an honorary degree of the University. There is a maximum of 24 Distinguished Honorary Fellows at any one time. (* indicates deceased)

  • 2005   Frank Ephraim May, MBE
  • 2005   Helen Scott, OBE *
  • 2006   Sir David Frederick Attenborough, CH
  • 2006   Richard Samuel Attenborough, CBE, Lord Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames *
  • 2007   Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE *
  • 2008   Wendy Elizabeth Hickling, OBE *
  • 2008   Jean Humphreys
  • 2008   Sir Patrick Moore, Hon FRS *
  • 2008   Sue Townsend, FRSL *
  • 2009   Michael Chamberlain, OBE
  • 2009   John Foster, OBE
  • 2009   Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, CH, FRS
  • 2013   Ian Imlay
  • 2013   Kenneth Alwyne Pounds, CBE, FRS
  • 2014   Adrian Weston
  • 2015   Roger Bettles
  • 2017   Michael John Attenborough, CBE