Annual Review 2015/16

Honorary graduations and other distinctions

Those awarded honorary degrees between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016.

Honorary graduations

Professor Margaret Forbes Alexander CBE

Emeritus Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University

Doctor honoris causa

Professor Margaret-Ann Armour

Associate Dean Science & Diversity, University of Albera

Doctor of Science

Professor Sir Anthony Edward Bottoms

Emeritus Wolfson Professor of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Doctor of Laws

Professor Eric McCredie Clive

Honorary Professor of Law, University of Edinburgh

Doctor of Laws

Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham

Polish School of Medicine Co-ordinator, University of Edinburgh

Doctor of Science

Professor Peter Mitchell Grant

Emeritus Professor of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Doctor honoris causa

Dr Haruhisa Handa

Musician, artist and entrepreneur

Dr honoris causa

Professor Dudley Robert Herschbach

Frank B Baird Professor of Science, Harvard University

Doctor of Science

His Excellency President Michael D Higgins

President of Ireland

Doctor of Laws

Dr Andrew Philip Hodges

Mathematician and author

Doctor of Science

Revd Jesse Jackson

Civil Rights campaigner and politician

Dr honoris causa

Professor John Anderson Kay

Economist and Visiting Professor, LSE

Doctor of Science in Social Science

Mr Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood actor and entrepreneur

Dr honoris causa

Professor Christiaan Richard David van der Kuyl

Chairman, 4J Studios Ltd and Entrepreneurial Scotland

Doctor honoris causa

Professor Piotr Laidler

Prorektor, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Doctor of Science

Mr Magnus Calum MacFarlane-Barrow OBE

Founder and CEO, Mary’s Meals

Doctor honoris causa

Dr Judith Mary Mackay

Senior Policy Advisor, World Health Organization

Doctor honoris causa

Ms Dolina MacLennan

Gaelic singer, actress and storyteller

Doctor honoris causa

Ms Sally Magnusson

Journalist and broadcaster

Doctor honoris causa

Professor Jane Mansbridge

Charles F Adams Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Doctor of Science in Social Science

Mr John Renwick McAslan 

Architect and Executive Chairman of John McAslan & Partners

Doctor honoris causa

Professor Paul McMaster

UK Chairman, Medicine Sans Frontiers

Doctor of Medicine

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

Mr Yiu Kai Pang

Chairman of the Council, the University of Hong Kong

Doctor honoris causa

Mr David Edmund Ian Pyott

Former Chairman and CEO, Allergen

Doctor of Medicine

Ms Madeleine Selina Rees OBE

Secretary General, Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom

Doctor of Science in Social Science

Professor James Harris Simons

Chairman, Simons Foundation and Renaissance Technologies; and Research Professor, Stony Brook University

Doctor of Science

 

Mr Robert-Jan Smits

Director General, Research & Innovation, the European Commission

Doctor honoris causa

 

Mr Benjamin John Paget Thomson

Chairman, National Galleries of Scotland, and Reform Scotland

Doctor honoris causa

 

Mr Alan Walker

Honorary Fellow in Physics, the University of Edinburgh

Doctor honoris causa

 

Professor Jacek Wysocki

Rector, Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Doctor of Medicine

Professor Richard Neil Zare

Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University

Doctor of Science

 

Other distinctions

Mr John Murray Allan CBE

Chairman, Tesco

University Benefactor

Mr Tom Wright, CBE

Group CEO, Age UK

University Benefactor