Student Administration

Honorary Graduates in 2019

Recipients of Honorary Degrees s to be awarded in 2019.

Honorary/ Benefactor Position Award Date Time
Professor Yonghua Song Executive Vice-President, Zhejiang University, China; Founding Dean of International Campus, Zhejiang University Doctor of Science Saturday 29 June 2019 11.00am
Professor Alison Etheridge Professor of Probability, Department of Statistics, Oxford Doctor of Science Monday 1 July 2019 11.00am
Professor Richard Ellis, CBE Professor of Astrophysics, University College London; Visiting Professor UoE Doctor of Science Monday 1 July 2019 3.00pm
Ms Karen Christiana Figueres Olsen Convener of Mission 2020 and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Doctor honoris causa Wednesday 3 July 2019 11.00am
Professor Jennifer A Lewis Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University Doctor of Science Wednesday 3 July 2019 3.00pm
Professor Silvia Federici Professor Emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University, New York Doctor honoris causa Thursday 4 July 2019 3.00pm
Professor Karim Khan Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Scientific Director Musculoskeletal Heath and Arthritis Doctor honoris causa Friday 5 July 2019 11.00am
Professor Emeritus Sir Timothy O'Shea Former Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Edinburgh Doctor honoris causa Friday 5 July 2019 3.00pm
The Edinburgh Seven Sophia Jex-Blake, Isabel Thorne, Edith Pechey, Matilda Chaplin, Helen Evans, Mary Anderson Marshall, Emily Bovell   Posthumous MBChB Saturday 6 July 2019 11.00am
Ms Monica Coenraads Founder, Executive Director of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust, USA Doctor honoris causa Saturday 6 July 2019 3.00pm
Dr Naushad Forbes Co-Chairman, Forbes-Marshall;  President, Confederation of Indian Industry (2016-17) Doctor honoris causa Monday 8 July 2019 11.00am
Mr Ngugi wa Thiong'o Writer, public intellectual Doctor of Letters Monday 8 July 2019 3.00pm
Professor Bryan Stevenson Professor of Clinical Law, NYU Law, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative Doctor of Laws Tuesday 9 July 2019 11.00am
Mr Yun SangKoo Director, Yun Posun Memorial Foundation Doctor honoris causa Tuesday 9 July 2019 3.00pm
Ms Janice Margaret Brown Company Director, SOCO plc, Member of Board of Directors, Scottish Ballet Doctor honoris causa Wednesday 10 July 2019 11.00am
Ms Carrie Gracie Former BBC International Editor, China Doctor of Letters November 2019  
Professor Fernando D Martinez Regents’ Professor of Pediatrics, Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine & Director of the Arizona Respiratory Center Doctor of Medicine November 2019  
Professor Dame Caroline Dean Project Leader in Cell & Molecular Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Doctor of Science November 2019  
Ms Karina McTeague Director of Retail Banking Supervision at the Financial Conduct Authority Doctor of Laws November 2019  
Professor Michael Rosbash Peter Gruber Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University; Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Doctor of Science November 2019