Student Administration

Honorary Graduates in 2016

Recipients of Honorary Degrees, Fellowships and University Benefactors to be awarded in 2016.

Honorary/ Benefactor Position Award Date Time
Mr Ben Thomson Chairman, National Galleries of Scotland & Chairman, Reform Scotland Doctor honoris causa Saturday 25 June 2016 3.00pm
Professor Peter Grant Professor Emeritus of Engineering, University of Edinburgh Doctor honoris causa Monday 27 June 2016 11.00am
Professor Chris van der Kuyl Chairman of 4J Studios Ltd Doctor honoris causa Monday 27 June 2016 11.00am
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Reigning Monarch of Monaco and President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Doctor of Science Monday 27 June 2016 3.00pm
Professor Margaret Ann Armour Associate Dean of Science, Diversity, University of Alberta Doctor of Science Tuesday 28 June 2016 11.00am
Professor Dudley Robert Herschbach Frank B Baird Professor of Science, Emeritus, Harvard University Doctor of Science Tuesday 28 June 2016 11.00am
Professor Richard Neil Zare Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University Doctor of Science Tuesday 28 June 2016 11.00am
President Michael D Higgins President of Ireland Doctor of Laws Tuesday 28 June 2016 3.00pm
Professor James Simons Chairman, Simons Foundation; President Euclidean Capital; Chairman of the Board, Renaissance Technologies; Research Professor Stony Brook University Doctor of Science Wednesday 29 June 2016 11.00am
Mr Andrew Hodges Mathematician and author of Alan Turing: The Enigma Doctor of Science Wednesday 29 June 2016 11.00am
Mr Alan Walker University of Edinburgh Honorary Fellow in Physics Doctor honoris causa Wednesday 29 June 2016 3.00pm
Professor Eric McCredie Clive Honorary Law Professor, University of Edinburgh Doctor of Laws Thursday 30 June 2016 11.00am
Mr Robert-Jan Smits Director General, Research and Innovation, European Commission Doctor honoris causa Thursday 30 June 2016 11.00am
Ms Dolina MacLennan Gaelic Singer, Actress and Story Teller Doctor honoris causa Thursday 30 June 2016 3.00pm
Ms Sally Magnusson BBC Broadcaster Doctor honoris causa Thursday 30 June 2016 3.00pm
Professor Margaret Forbes Alexander, CBE Professor Emerita, School of Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University Doctor honoris causa Friday 1 July 2016 11.00am
Dr Judith Mackay

Senior Policy Advisor, World Health Organisation; Senior Advisor, Vital Strategies/ Bloomberg Philanthropies; and Director, Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control

Doctor honoris causa Friday 1 July 2016 11.00am
Mr Yiu Kai Pang Executive Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited and Chief Executive, Hongkong Land Holdings Limited Doctor honoris causa Friday 1 July 2016 3.00pm
Professor Paul McMaster Chairman, Medicine Sans Frontiers Doctor of Medicine Saturday 2 July 2016 11.00am
Mr David Pyott Former Chairman and CEO of Allergan Doctor of Medicine Saturday 2 July 2016 11.00am
Mr Tom Wright CBE Age UK’s Group CEO on behalf of Age UK Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life Benefactor Award Saturday 2 July 2016 11.00am
Professor Helga Nowotny Professor Emerita of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich; Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria Doctor of Science in Social Science November 2016 (date to be confirmed)  
Professor Bruno Latour

French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist of science

Doctor of Science in Social Science November 2016 (date to be confirmed)  
Mr Robert Madelin Director-General, Communications Networks, Content and Technology European Commission Doctor honoris causa November 2016 (date to be confirmed)  
Mr Tom Nairn Retired writer and academic Doctor of Science in Social Science November 2016 (date to be confirmed)  
Professor E F Konrad Koerner Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Ottawa Doctor of Science in Social Science Date to be confirmed