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Honorary graduates 2011/12

Those awarded honorary degrees between 1 August 2011 and 31 July 2012.

Professor John R Beddington

UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Professor and Honorary Principal Research Fellow in Applied Population Biology at Imperial College London, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Mr Pascal Lamy

Director-General, World Trade Organisation, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Professor William A C McKelvey OBE, FRSE

Professor of Veterinary Science and Past Principal of the Scottish Agricultural College, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Ms Nicola Benedetti

Classical violinist, for the degree of Doctor of Music.

Professor Malcolm Longair

Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy 1991-2008, University of Cambrige, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

Dr John Markland

Vice-Convener of the University Court 2006-2011, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Fergus Craik

Senior Scientist, The Rotman Research Institute of Bucharest, for the degree of Doctor of Science in Social Science.

Ms Helen Ann Mackinnon

Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions at NHS Education for Scotland, for the degree of Doctor of Science in Social Science.

Professor Sir Fergus Millar

Emeritus Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford, for the degree of Doctor of Letters.

Emeritus Professor Douglas Dunn

Emeritus Professor of English, University of St Andrews, for the degree of Doctor of Letters.

Mrs Irene McTernan

Retiring Administrator of the University Sports Union, for the award of Honorary Fellow.

Professor Jonathan Edward Harland Mills

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

Mr Suresh Kumar Goel

Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Mr David McAllister

Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Dr Vyacheslav Nikonov

Executive Director of Russkiy Mir Foundation, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Very Revd Professor Iain Richard Torrance

President of Princeton Theological Seminary, for the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

Professor Pippa Norris

McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, The John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Dr Lincoln Wallen

Head of Research and Development of DreamWorks Animation, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professsor Stephen Salter

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Design at the University of Edinburgh, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

The Right Honourable Lord Wilson of Tillyorn

Chancellor, The University of Aberdeen, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Mr Jon Snow

Journalist and Broadcaster, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Mr Martin Wishart

Chef and entrepreneur, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Professor Dame Joan Kathleen Stringer

Principal of Edinburgh Napier University, for the degree of Doctor honoris causa.

Benefactors

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

The Kirby Laing Foundation

Represented by the Rev Charles Burch, Trustee of the Foundation. The Kirby Laing Foundation has been a long-standing supporter of the University School of Divinity.

Mr Hugh and Mrs Josseling Langmuir

University benefactors.

Dr Joanne Kathleen Rowling

Author Dr JK Rowling donated £10 million to the University for the establishment of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.