Famous names from sport and cinema are to be honoured by the University.
Five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave and tennis coach Judy Murray will be awarded honorary degrees at a ceremony in the University’s McEwan Hall.
Formula 1 racing driver Susie Wolff and acclaimed film director Lynne Ramsay will also be honoured.
All of the awards will be bestowed by HRH The Princess Royal, who is Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.
Sir Steve, Judy Murray and Lynne Ramsay will each be awarded a Doctor honoris causa and Susie Wolff will receive an honorary fellowship.
The awards will be made at a Celebration of Achievement ceremony, which will be attended by students, staff and invited guests.
Sir Steve Redgrave’s rowing successes include five gold medals in consecutive Olympic Games.
Judy Murray is being recognised for her ongoing work in tennis at a grass-roots level, Lynne Ramsay is being honoured for her contribution to British film and Susie Wolff is being commended for her role as an ambassador for women in sport.
Olympic champion and University of Edinburgh alumna Katherine Grainger CBE will deliver a speech in honour of Sir Steve immediately prior to his award being made.
A further highlight of the ceremony will be a performance by singer songwriter Midge Ure.
This article was published on Oct 11, 2013