University to honour distinguished individuals in celebratory year for Leicester

In a year that has seen the city of Leicester make headlines for its unprecedented sporting achievements, our University will be celebrating the achievements of others linked with the city and the surrounding area who have excelled in their own fields at our graduation ceremonies next week (12-15 July).

The University will confer honorary degrees on eleven recipients will include an actor and broadcaster with a long-running career in television and radio; a world bowls champion; a record-breaking rower; a former Government minister; the former Chief Executive of the Nationwide Building Society; a cartoonist for national newspapers; an antiques expert and broadcaster; the Dean of the Cathedral where the remains of Richard III lie; and highly respected scientists in the fields of engineering, ophthalmology and brewing.

They will receive their honorary degrees at the ceremonies at De Montfort Hall before an audience of graduating students and their families.

Those to be honoured at the University of Leicester’s summer graduation ceremonies in 2016 are:

Tuesday 12 July, 3pm

Ed McLachlan (Doctor of Letters)

Nicholas Parsons CBE (Doctor of Letters)

Wednesday 13 July, 11am

Tony Allcock MBE (Doctor of Laws)

Graham Beale CBE (Doctor of Laws)

Wednesday 13 July, 3pm

Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Doctor of Science)

Thursday 14 July, 11 am

The Very Revd David Monteith (Doctor of Laws)

Lars Tharp (Doctor of Letters)

Thursday 14 July, 3pm Dr John Sandford-Smith MBE (Doctor of Science)
Friday 15 July, 11 am

Sarah Outen MBE (Doctor of Laws)

Rt Hon Lord David Willetts (Doctor of Laws)

Friday 15 July, 3pm Professor Sir Godfrey Palmer (Doctor of Science)
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