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Honorary Degrees

This page lists the recipients of Honorary degrees and awards made by the University:

 

Honorary DCL
Honorary DD
Honorary DLitt
Honorary DMus
Honorary DSc
Honorary DDSc
Honorary MA
Honorary MDS
Honorary MEd
Honorary MMus
Honorary MSc
Honorary Diploma in Crime Scene Examination
Chancellor's Medal
Honorary Award - Dunelmensis Award

 

Honorary DCL

2007 - Adams, Richard John

2008 - Al-Misnad, Sheikha Abdulla

2007 - Alagiah, George

2013 - Amos, Valerie Ann

1996 - Arata, Toshio

2007 - Ariyaratne, Vinya Shanthidas

1987 - Atkinson, Frank

2022 - Barton, Mike

2022 - Black, Jill

2005 - Bridge, John

2013 - Brindley, Dame Lynne

1992 - Brittan, The Right Hon Sir Leon

2004 - Bryson, Bill

2016 - Burgess, Robert

2010 - Croisdale-Appleby, David

1996 - Danby, Susan

2009 - Dannatt, General Sir Francis Richard

1992 - Davico, Léon

1993 - de la Billière, Sir Peter (Edgar de la Cour)

1992 - Dearing of Kingston upon Hull, Lord

1995 - Eccles of Moulton, The Lady

1951 - Edinburgh, His Royal Highness The Duke of

2009 - Edwards, Jonathan David

1990 - El-Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Royal Highness Crown Prince

1998 - Evans, Harold Matthew

2006 - Foster of Bishop Auckland, Lord

2002 - Foster of Thames Bank, Lord

1997 - Fujii, Hiroaki

1994 - Fujimoto, Shiro

1993 - Genscher, Hans-Dietrich

2019 - Gillespie, Robert

1995 - Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich

2006 - Greenwood, William John Heaton

1957 - Hall, Alexander Hislop

1995 - Hall, Sir John

2000 - Hall, Stuart McPhail

2000 - Handy, Charles Brian

2009 - Hann, Judith

1961 - Hare, Arthur

2013 - Hassan, Hussein Hamed Sayed

2001 - Hayward, John Charles Frederick

2006 - Heesom, Alan John

1995 - Higgins, Rosalyn

2005 - Holtam, Nicholas Roderick

2019 - Hughes, Anthony

2011 - Hussain, Amjad Mazhar

2013 - Jahjaga, Atifete

1997 - Jarab, Josef (jointly with the University of Teesside)

1998 - Kang, Jin Ku

2019 - Kelly, Chris

1961 - Kent, His Royal Highness The Duke of

2014 - Laithwaite, Barbara

2014 - Laithwaite, Tony

1995 - Lalumière, Catherine

2013 - Lampl, Sir Peter

2001 - Lester, Anthony Paul, Lord Lester of Herne Hill

2015 - Logan, Gabrielle Nicole

1985 - McClelland, William Grigor

2018 - McFarlane, Lord Andrew

2003 - Mimpriss, Peter

2009 - Monk, Richard

2002 - Ogden, Sir Peter (James)

2007 - Pillay, Navanethem

2001 - Pinsent, Sir Matthew (Clive)

1985 - Ramphal, Sir Shridath (Surendranath)

1996 - Redgrave, Sir Steven

2006 - Rittner, Luke Philip Hardwick

2021 - Rose, Alison

2021 - Russell, Alderman William Anthony Bowater

1997 - Russell, Sir George

2013 - Schomburg, Wolfgang

2001 - Sedley, The Rt Hon Sir Stephen (John)

1994 - Seitz, Raymond George Hardenbergh

2002 - Sen, Amartya Kumar

2007 - Senaratne, Ranjith

2022 - Senior, Robert

2015 - Shaw, Peter Alan

2018 - Shepherd, Wendy

1989 - Slynn, The Hon Sir Gordon

2003 - Smit, Timothy Bartiel

1996 - Sterling of Plaistow, Lord

1999 - Stewart, Ian Macfarlane

2005 - Stiglitz, Joseph

2011 - Strauss, Andrew John

1995 - Theis, Adolf

1963 - Thompson, William

2022 - Thornton, Sara

1996 - Tu, The Hon Mrs Elsie

1988 - Vernon, David Harvey

2012 - Vine, Jeremy Guy

1992 - Waite, Terence Hardy

1998 - Wales, His Royal Highness The Prince of

2022 - Waller, Mark

2005 - Wanless, Sir Derek

2012 - Wilson, Charles

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Honorary DD

2002 - Arnold, John Robert

1998 - Brümmer, Vincent

1993 - Carey, The Most Rev and Right Hon George Leonard

2009 - Dudley-Smith, Timothy

2013 - Duffy, Eamon

1975 - Habgood, The Most Rev and Right Hon John Stapylton

1967 - Käsemann, Ernst

2006 - Kasper, Cardinal Walter

2011 - Lash, Nicholas Langrishe Alleyne

1994 - Paul, The Rev Toomas

1999 - Polkinghorne, The Rev Canon John Charlton

2019 - Sentamu, The Most Rev and Right Hon John

2003 - Turnbull, The Rt Rev Michael

1990 - Vermes, Geza

2015 - Welby, Justin

2008 - Williams, The Most Rev and Right Hon Rowan Douglas

2007 - Wright, Nicholas Thomas

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Honorary DLitt

2010 - Amin, Hamidullah

2012 - Barker, Joanna

1998 - Barker, Pat (jointly with the University of Teesside)

2012 - Baxter, Biddy

2013 - Beynon, Huw

1971 - Blondel, Jacques

2012 - Bokova, Irina Georgieva

1991 - Byatt, Dame Antonia (Susan)

1996 - Caro, Sir Anthony

2018 - Childs, David

2019 - Collins, Sir Kevan

2009 - Constantine, David

1984 - Dover, Sir Kenneth (James)

2010 - Eagleton, Terry

2016 - Garlick, George

2022 - Goodison, Lorna

2022 - Hall, Edith

1997 - Hardy, (Timothy Sydney) Robert

2016 - Hollins, Sheila

2012 - Inshaw, David

1992 - Jackson, Glenda May

1998 - James, P D (Baroness James of Holland Park)

1996 - Kitaj, R B

2008 - Lawson, Fenwick Justin John

2008 - Lendrum, Christopher John

1987 - Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel Bernard

1990 - Lessing, Doris May

1995 - Midgley, Mary

1999 - Miller, Jonathan Wolfe

2018 - Morrill, John

2017 - Motion, Sir Andrew

2012 - Pullman, Philip

1986 - Quirk, Sir (Charles) Randolph

1995 - Reynolds, Barbara

2022 - Riley, Charlotte

2018 - Ruffer, Jonathan

2014 - Sharratt, Michael

1983 - Shirley, John William

1969 - Southern, Sir Richard (William)

2008 - Sproxton, David

1995 - Steiner, George

2005 - Stevenson, Anne

2009 - Stewart, Lady Mary Florence Elinor

2022 - Tennant, Neil

2022 - Timms, Henry

2005 - Wells, Stanley William

1988 - Wiseman, Timothy Peter

2011 - Wrightston, Keith Edwin

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Honorary DMus

1988 - Allen, Sir Thomas

1991 - Armstrong, Sheila Ann

2006 - Barber, Donald Christopher

2019 - Boden, Jon

2005 - Carter, Peter

1994 - Davies, Sir Peter Maxwell

1998 - Glennie, Evelyn Elizabeth Ann

1982 - Hye-Ku, Lee

2013 - Johnson, Graham Rhodes

1991 - Joubert, John Herman Pierre

2014 - Lancelot, James Bennett

1995 - LeFanu, Nicola

1983 - Lutoslawski, Witold

2007 - MacMillan, James Loy

2007 - Manning, Jane Marian

2007 - Payne, Anthony Edward

2003 - Pärt, Arvo

1980 - Rosen, Charles

2012 - Rutter, John Milford

1982 - Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri

2013 - Weir, Dame Gillian Constance

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Honorary DSc

1984 - Allen, Sir Geoffrey

1998 - Anderson, Robert Geoffrey William

2007 - Arbuthnott, Sir John (Peebles)

1976 - Atiyah, Sir Michael (Francis)

1982 - Attenborough, Sir David (Frederick)

2008 - Barrow, John

2015 - Bawa, Ahmed Cassim

2007 - Bell Burnell, Dame Jocelyn

1986 - Blashford-Snell, John Nicholas

1981 - Blume, Helmut

2022 - Bosanquet, Maggie

2007 - Broers, Lord Alec

1963 - Bucher, Walter Hermann

2014 - Buikstra, Jane Ellen

1996 - Burns, Sir Terence

1992 - Cadogan, Sir John (Ivan George)

2008 - Calman, Sir Kenneth (Charles)

2012 - Cheshire, Brent

2008 - Church, Michael Anthony

2000 - Cowey, Alan

1995 - Cramp, Dame Rosemary Jean

2022 - Croft, Simon

2018 - Das, Veena

2005 - Dawkins, Richard

2016 - Doré, Anthony George

2002 - Ellis, Richard Salisbury

1963 - Ewing, William Maurice

2007 - Fothergill, Alastair

1998 - Freeman, Raymond

2019 - Garman, Elspeth

1955 - Gebbie, John Ramsay

2005 - Goodfellow, Julia

2007 - Greenwood, Philippa Gwyneth

1989 - Haggett, Peter

2006 - Harrison, Geoffrey Ainsworth

1996 - Harrison, Sir Terence

1996 - Hawley, Robert

1974 - Heilbronner, Edgar

1991 - Higginson, Sir Gordon (Robert)

2013 - Higgs, Peter Ware

2000 - Hoffmann, Roald

1991 - Holdgate, Sir Martin (Wyatt)

2019 - Hunt, Neil

2016 - Hunter, Carl Stephen Patrick

2002 - Irvine, Sir Donald

1989 - Joachain, Charles Jean

2002 - Kouchner, Bernard

1963 - Kräusel, Richard

1999 - Laming of Tewin, Lord

1996 - Lewis, Jack, Baron Lewis of Newnham

2011 - Liao, Donald Poon-huai

2013 - Lucas, Adetokunbo Oluwole

1997 - Malpas, Robert

1970 - Mason, Sir (Basil) John

2003 - Nurse, Sir Paul

1998 - Ogilvie, Dame Bridget Margaret

1988 - Olah, George Andrew

2009 - Ormerod, Paul

2014 - Oyawoye, Mosobalaje Olaloye

2005 - Pattison, Sir John

2013 - Phillips, David

1999 - Rees, Sir Martin

2001 - Rhind, David William

1995 - Rhodes, Frank Harold Trevor

1983 - Rosenfeld, Arthur Hinton

1974 - Rossi, Bruno

2000 - Serre, Jean-Pierre

1972 - Siegbahn, Kai Manne Börje

2019 - Simmons, Michelle

1951 - Simpson, George Gaylord

1968 - Skempton, Alec Westley

2006 - Sternberg, Robert

1993 - Stone, Francis Gordon Albert

2000 - Stoppard, Miriam

2007 - Strathern, Dame Marilyn

2010 - Swan, Robert Charles

2022 - Sykes, Benj

2017 - Taylor, John C

2018 - Terrill, Chris

2007 - Tomlinson, Michael John

2019 - Vest, Barbara

2002 - Walton of Detchant, Lord

2007 - White, Simon

2008 - Wright, Sir Nicholas

1979 - Yang, Chen Ning

1990 - Zeeman, Sir (Erik) Christopher 

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Honorary DDSc

1963 - Lundstrom, Anders

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Honorary MA

2008 - Anson, Dorothy Ann

1955 - Atkinson, John

2019 - Bacon, Gordon

1985 - Christie, Cyril

1999 - Connolly, Cynthia Ann

1961 - Crawley, James

1960 - Donkin, Winifred Cotterill

1981 - Eschbach, Franz

1994 - Guy, Hilda

1995 - Halpin, Joseph

1977 - Henderson, Robert

1957 - Hope, James Kenneth

1959 - Medsforth, Samuel

1985 - Ogden, David Edgar Foster

1955 - Patterson, Edwin Frederick

1992 - Robson, Councillor J Donald

2004 - Rolling, Malcolm G

1987 - Tait, Ruth Mary

1971 - Watson, Ronald

2013 - West, Kenneth

1962 - Withers, Monica Mary

1997 - Wood, Edward Ralph

2014 - Young, Robert

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Honorary MDS

1957 - Hossack, Frederic Albert

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Honorary MEd

1958 - Archbold, John

1954 - Bäckström, David Johannes

1951 - Bertie, Sophie Christie

2011 - Carr, Carol Ann

1968 - Hocking, Charles

1963 - Hoyos, Fabriciano Alexander

1967 - Whitfield, Oliver

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Honorary MMus

2005 - Crookes, David

1993 - Dodd, Gordon John

2017 - Tickell, Kathryn

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Honorary MSc

1961 - Barrett, Stanley George

2017 - Catty, Rob

1995 - Cooper, Angela (jointly with the University of Teesside)

1978 - Dunn, Thomas Cecil

2012 - Fildes, Gary

2004 - Harris, G W (Bill)

1949 - Hill, Barton Parkinson

1952 - Houstoun, Robert Henry Follett

2008 - Hudspeth, Derek

1992 - Hutchinson, John Fenwick

1998 - Jobling, Dennis

2009 - Lancaster, Rev Ronald

2019 - Lazslo, Damon de

1976 - Spencer, Robert

1952 - Temperley, George William

1999 - Warner, Audrey

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Honorary Diploma in Crime Scene Examination

2006 - Ablett, Peter

2001 - Blakey, David

2000 - Marchant, Eddie

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Chancellor's Medal

2013 - Bott, Martin

2016 - Chambers, Richard

2011 - Cramp, Rosemary Jean

2010 - Doyle, A Ian

2014 - Emeleus, Henry

2010 - Etchells, Ruth

2018 - Harvey, Margaret

2018 - Howard, Judith

2014 - Knight, David M

2019 - Layton, Robert

2015 - Martin, Alan Douglas

2013 - Moss, Ann

2012 - Prestwich, Michael

2015 - Rhodes, Peter J

2016 - Simmons, Ian

2017 - Thomas, David

2018 - Unsworth, Anthony

2017 - Watson, John Richard

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Honorary Award - Dunelmensis Award

2022 - Banks, Robert

2010 - Barker, Graham

2020 - Barker, Joanna

2012 - Dyson, Henry

2019 - Ellison-Taylor, Ian

2013 - Gregory, Stephen

2016 - Groves, Lilian

2018 - Hillery, Mark

2021 - Hunter, Carl Stephen Patrick

2010 - Klein, Robert Dale

2021 - Kumar, Smiti

2020 - Misra, Rashmi

2018 - Ogden, Peter

2021 - Roberts, Richard

2019 - Robertson, Chuck

2016 - Salaun, Patrick

2022 - Shearer, Michael

2016 - Wang, Ocean

2021 - Wilson, Charles

2022 - Yan, Ziqing