Graduation

Honorary Graduates

Each year, following careful consideration, the University recognises the outstanding achievements of a number of distinguished individuals in a field or activity consonant with the mission of the University, with the award of an honorary degree.

Those recognised will receive their degrees during our graduation ceremonies.

July 2022 Honorary Graduates will be announced here shortly.

2020s

Doctor of Letters

Doctor of Laws

  • 2020  Gulnar Francis-Dehqani
  • 2020  Baroness Sandip Verma
  • 2020  Bob Woods
  • 2022  Wasim Khan

Doctor of Science

  • 2021  David Baker
  • 2021  Professor Margaret Kivelson

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

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   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

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

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

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

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

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

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 are 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
  • 2019   Professor Sir Peter Bell

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