People

Honorary graduates 2009/10

Those awarded honorary degrees between 1 August 2009 and 31 July 2010.

Sir Tom Hunter

Entrepreneur and philanthropist, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Mr Michael Boyd

Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, for the degree of Doctor of Letters.

Mr Vartan Gregorian

President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE

Founder of the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Dr Ann Matheson

Retiring Secretary of the General Council, the University of Edinburgh, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Leonard Lindoy

Professor Emeritus of Inorganic Chemistry, the University of Sydney, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Mr John Leighton

Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor John Cioffi

Hitachi Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Stanford University, and CEO of ASSIA Inc, California, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

The Right Honourable Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC

Former MSP and member of the House of Lords, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Madame Xu Lin

Director-General of the Office of Chinese Language Council International of the People’s Republic of China (Hanban), for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Stephen Byram Furber CBE

ICL Professor of Computer Engineering, the University of Manchester, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Mr Paul Gudgin

Former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professoer Aubrey Manning OBE

Zoologist, broadcaster and Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Baroness Vivien Stern CBE

Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Prison Studies, King’s College London, outgoing Chair of the Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice, for the degree of Doctor of Laws.

Professor Gavin Brown

Inaugural Director of the Royal Institution of Australia, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Professor Andrew Pollard

Professor of Education and Research Fellow of the ESRC’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme, for the degree of Doctor of Education.

Professor Susan Hockfield

President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Dr Irene Zubaida Khan

Secretary General of Amnesty International, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Sir Alan Langlands

Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee and Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Ms Annie Lennox

Musician and human rights campaigner, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Mr Jamie Byng

Owner of Canongate Books, for the degree of Doctor of Letters.

Mr Jim McFarlane

Managing Director Operations, Scottish Enterprise, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud

Philanthropist and Chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Sir Charles Duncan Rice

Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Aberdeen, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Jeffrey Scott Flier

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Alice Brown

First Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, Former Vice-Principal and Co-Director of the Institute for Governance at the University of Edinburgh, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Peter Eyre

Dean Emeritus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Virginia Tech, for the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

Benefactor

This award recognises as University benefactors individuals or organisations that have made significant contributions, financial or otherwise, to the University.

Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham

Coordinator of the Polish School of Medicine, the University of Edinburgh, for the distinction of University Benefactor.