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Honorary Graduates in 2018

Recipients of Honorary Degrees, Fellowships, University Benefactors and Principal's Medal Winners to be awarded in 2018.

Honorary/ Benefactor Position Award Date Time
Dr Sylvia Alice Earle Marine Scientist, explorer, conservationist Doctor of Science Tuesday 10 April 2018  
Professor Emerita Joan Wallach Scott Professor Emerita, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton Doctor of Science in Social Science Thursday 12 April 2018  
Professor E F Konrad Koerner Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Ottawa Doctor of Science in Social Science Wednesday 18 April 2018  
The Honourable Dr Kirsty Duncan MP Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North (Ontario), Canada Doctor honoris causa Saturday 30 June 2018 11.00am
Dr Robin Thompson Lawes Senior Fellow, Rothamsted Research (Agricultural research centre) Doctor honoris causa Saturday 30 June 2018 3.00pm
Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon Honorary Professor, IHES (l'Institut des hautes études scientifiques) Doctor honoris causa Monday 2 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Sheila Bird, OBE Former Programme Leader of the MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge Doctor of Science Monday 2 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Moshe Y Vardi Distinguished Professor in Computational Engineering, Rice University, USA Doctor of Science Monday 2 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Ronald Eaton Asher Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh Doctor of Letters Monday 2 July 2018 3.00pm
Professor Alison Tierney, CBE Retired Professor of Nursing Research, University of Edinburgh Doctor honoris causa Tuesday 3 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Christine Mary Rutherford Fowler Master of Darwin College, Cambridge Doctor of Science Tuesday 3 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Michael Grant Ignatieff President and Rector of Central European University, Budapest Doctor of Science in Social Science Tuesday 3 July 2018 3.00pm
Professor R Antony Duff Specialist in philosophy of criminal law Doctor of Laws Wednesday 4 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Joseph Norton Champion of the study of international financial regulation Doctor of Laws Wednesday 4 July 2018 11.00am
Dr R Byron Pipes Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Purdue University, USA Doctor honoris causa Wednesday 4 July 2018 3.00pm
Professor Andrea Goldsmith Professor in Engineering, Stanford, pioneer in communications signal processing Doctor of Science Wednesday 4 July 2018 3.00pm
Dr Takahiro Iwasaki Artist Doctor honoris causa Thursday 5 July 2018 11.00am
Ms Rosamund West Editor-in-Chief of The Skinny Magazine, Radge Media Doctor honoris causa Thursday 5 July 2018 3.00pm
Mr Brian Ashley Former director of School of Community Studies at Moray House Doctor honoris causa Friday 6 July 2018 11.00am
Mr Jonathan David Kinross CEO of the Grassmarket Community Project Doctor honoris causa Saturday 7 July 2018 11.00am
Mr Alan Smith One of the founders of the Erasmus Programme Doctor honoris causa Saturday 7 July 2018 3.00pm
Ms Rachel Ann Margaret Barrie Whisky Maker at BenRiach and Glendronach Distillery Co Ltd Doctor of Science Monday 9 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Dame Linda Partridge Research scientist in biology and genetics of ageing Doctor of Science Monday 9 July 2018 11.00am
Mr John Verth Retired Central Biosciences Services Operations Manager, University of Edinburgh Honorary Fellowship Monday 9 July 2018 11.00am
Professor Emeritus John Eldridge Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Glasgow Doctor of Science in Social Science Monday 9 July 2018 3.00pm
Professor Joyce Lishman Emeritus Professor in Social Work Education, Robert Gordon University Doctor honoris causa Monday 9 July 2018 3.00pm
Dr Hywel Ceri Jones Founding father of the Erasmus student mobility programme Doctor honoris causa Monday 9 July 2018 3.00pm
Right Reverend Brian Arthur Smith Bishop of Edinburgh (2001-2011) Doctor of Divinity Tuesday 10 July 2018 3.00pm
Dr Naushad D Forbes Co-Chairman, Forbes-Marshall;  President, Confederation of Indian Industry (2016-17) Doctor honoris causa In the period 26 November to 1 December 2018  
Professor Nicola Lacey, CBE Criminal law theorist Doctor of Laws In the period 26 November to 1 December 2018  
Professor Hisanori (Nori) Shinohara Professor, Graduate School of Science and Director of Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, Japan Doctor of Science In the period 26 November to 1 December 2018  
Professor William Stirling former Director, Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France Doctor of Science In the period 26 November to 1 December 2018  
Ms Karen Christiana Figueres Olsen Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Doctor honoris causa In the period 26 November to 1 December 2018  
Mr David James Gow, CBE Head of SMART Services, NHS Scotland and Inventor of the bionic hand Doctor of Science In the period 26 November to 1 December 2018  
Mr Sabyasachi Mukherjee Director of the (CSMVS) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya formerly Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai Doctor honoris causa In the period 26 November to 1 December 2018