Honorary Graduates

Meet our honorary graduates who were awarded due to outstanding achievement in their fields of expertise.

2018

The Right Honourable Lord Drayson

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Lord Drayson is a labour politician, scientist, industrialist. Founder, chairman and CEO of Drayson Technologies Limited, he pioneered green motorsport racing and sought to adopt new technologies to reduce pollution and combat climate change. Lord Drayson moved into politics in 2003 and he had heled a number of positions in the Ministry Defence and Minister of State roles. He was made Minister of State in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in June 2009.

17 July 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Lord Drayson

Nick Eastwell

Nick Eastwell

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During Nick Eastwell's career in finance and capital markets law, he has held many prestigious roles and served as the Professional Solicitor of the supreme Court of England and Wales and the Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong. Eight years ago Nick was appointed the Solicitors Regulation Authority's first chief adviser on City law firms. Nick was a member of the University Court for nine years, serving the last four as Vice-Chair of the Court.

20 July 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Alison Hadley

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Director, Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, University of Bedfordshire. Alison has dedicated over thirty years to young people’s sexual health and well-being and is an internationally recognised expert in her field. Originally a registered nurse and health visitor, Alison moved into research and education and helped to shape national policy in her role in the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Unity. Alison developed the Royal College of Nursing’s Sexual Health Skills course, accredited by the University of Greenwich, which has registered over 3,000 health professionals since it was launched in 2004. She was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2010 for services to teenage pregnancy.

01 October 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Alison Hadley

Reverend Christine Hardman

Reverend Christine Hardman

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Christine Hardman is the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle and only the seventh woman to be appointed Bishop in the Church of England. Christine studied economics at the university's predecessor, Thames Polytechnic, graduating in 1973. She trained for ordination on a part-time basis and in 1994 was ordained as a priest. She became the second female Bishop to join the House of Lords as a Lord Spiritual.

16 July 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Joao Ribeiro

HonDBA

Following the revolution in 1974 under General Spinola, Joao Ribeiro joined a number of his Oporto peers who were sent by their families to London for their undergraduate education. He came to the university when it was the Thames Polytechnic to study in the Business School. After a career in banking, Joao turned his hand to developing the world-renowned Quinta Do Vallado hotel and vineyard in Portugal.

17 July 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Joao Ribeiro

Gurmel Singh-Kandola MBE

Gurmel Singh-Kandola MBE

HonDBA

Gurmel Singh-Kandola has dedicated his life to public and voluntary service, working in the public sector for over 30 years. He has played a pivotal role in commercialising public services to retain a public sector ethos that can compete in the private sector. Gurmel's passion is helping young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. He transformed traditional school dinner into an award winning service providing Food for Life accredited gold standard menus.

16 July 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Junior Smart

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Campaigner, youth work leader and trainer in conflict resolution, gangs work and substance misuse. Junior was named one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 Influential Londoners in 2014 and 2015, Junior Osmond established the Southwark Offenders Support (SOS) project following his own time in prison. Covering twelve London boroughs, including Greenwich, SOS supports former offenders and gang members to mentor young people affected by gang culture. To date, Junior and his team have helped over 18,000 people break free from gang, gun and knife crime. Junior teaches “Meeting the specific healthcare needs of young people” at the University of Greenwich and continues to work with organisations across the country as part of his ongoing commitment to improving the lives of young people affected by crime.

01 October 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Junior Smart

Nina Stibbe

Nina Stibbe

HonDLitt

Nina is an acclaimed author best known for her book Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life which was adapted into a BBC series. Nina moved to London in 1982 to work as a nanny and would write letters home to her sister giving comic insights into 1980s literary London; these letters became the basis for her book. Nina studied at Thames Polytechnic, the university's predecessor, graduating in Humanities and moved into a career in publishing becoming commissioning editor at Routledge.

20 July 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Michele Verroken

HonDEd

Secretary and Medical Commission Member, Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping Administrator, PGA European Tour, International Gold Federation and Ladies European Tour. Governance & Anti-Doping Adviser, International Mixed Martial Arts Federation. An alumna of the University of Greenwich’s predecessor, Dartford College of Education, Michele is a global expert in the field of ethics in sport. As Director of Ethics and Anti-Doping at UK Sport from 1986 to 2004, Michele designed and implemented internationally accepted standards for doping control, results management and education. An accomplished writer, broadcaster and public speaker, Michele was an adviser on ethics and anti-doping for the Independent Sports Review published in 2005. She continues to advise on ethical and integrity issues through her sports business consultancy, Sporting Integrity, which she set up in 2004.

01 October 2018, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Michele Verroken

Professor Stephen Wicks

Professor Stephen Wicks

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Professor Wicks is a qualified pharmacist and visiting Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has made tremendous contributions to the university; during his time at Pfizer, many staff came to the university to study on part-time programmes. He has also facilitated support for research programmes at the university contributing over £2m. On leaving Pfizer, he arranged for them to sponsor the Medway School of Pharmacy for five years.

25 July 2018, Rochester Cathedral

2017

Joanne Bosanquet MBE

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Joanne Bosanquet has achieved distinction in the field of nursing and public health. As Deputy Chief Nurse for Public Health England, she provides essential leadership for specialist nursing and midwifery workforces. In 2012, she was selected as a member of the Health Protection Team for the London Olympics. Her contribution to nursing healthcare was recognised when she was awarded an MBE in 2013.

24 October 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Joanne Bosanquet MBE

Howarth Bouis

Howarth Bouis

HonDSc

Howarth Bouis, Director of HarvestPlus, was awarded the 2016 World Food Prize (the Nobel Prize of Food), along with colleagues from the International Potato Center, for his pioneering work in ending global hidden hunger through bio fortification. The latter is the breeding of crops with higher levels of essential nutrients. He is the founder and director of the HarvestPlus program, which is dedicated to promoting nutrition and health by enriching staple food crops with micronutrients.

27 July 2017, Rochester Cathedral

Ann Brightwell MBE

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Ann Brightwell, Patron of Bergman Osterberg Union, is an Olympic gold medallist. At the age of 22, Ann won a gold medal for the 800 meters in the 1964 Tokyo games, breaking the world record. Ann entered a career in teaching after gaining a Certificate in Education from the university's predecessor, Dartford College of Physical Education. In 1965, she was awarded an MBE and in 2009 was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

26 October 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Ann Brightwell MBE

Stephan Davie

Stephan Davie

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Steve Davie, Director of Bluebird Care, Bromley, Lewisham & Southwark and Sevenoaks, has enjoyed a varied career spanning the accountancy and financial sectors. He has also worked in retail, technology and communications. In 2011 he became a Bluebird Care franchisee and now runs three local Bluebird Care services. He has served the University for nearly nine years as a Member of Court and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

18 July 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Jez Frampton

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A University of Greenwich graduate, Jez Frampton is a brand expert and global CEO of Interbrand, a leading consultancy in this field. In 2014 he was honoured by the Arms Around the Child charity for his dedication to corporate citizenship - the idea for that businesses have social responsibilities. A regular commentator across national and international media, he uses his profile to support philanthropic causes.

17 July 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Jez Frampton

Professor Jennifer Hargreaves

Professor Jennifer Hargreaves

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Jennifer Hargreaves, PT teacher and leading expert in sports sociology and physical education, was trained as a Physical Education teacher at Dartford College, which later became part of the University of Greenwich. She became a pioneer of sport sociology, specialising in gender issues and the politics of the body. Her work is widely published, and many of her texts on sociology of sport remain essential reading for undergraduates on PE and Sport related programmes in universities around the world.

26 October 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Jason Morgan

HonDBA

Jason Morgan, Chief Executive at Charlton Athletic Community Trust, started the Charlton Athletic Football in the Community Scheme in 1992. It became Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) in 2003 and is now famed for its work in the region. In the 2013/14 New Year's Honours List, Jason was awarded an MBE for services to football in the community. He has also been honoured with three Business in the Community awards and a Jubilee Award for outstanding achievement.

17 July 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Jason Morgan

Jake Pauls

Jake Pauls

HonDSc

Jake Pauls, professional ergonomist, is one of the founding fathers of a relatively new area of research- evacuation dynamics. This is one of the main research themes of the university's world-renowned Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG). His early research both inspired and influenced evacuation researchers around the world. He is recognised globally as a key figure in the development of evacuation science.

20 July 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

David Rowntree

HonLLD

David Rowntree, a Greenwich alumnus, is best known as the drummer for the rock band Blur, one of the most successful bands of the 1990s and a leading force in that decade's "brit pop" movement. Outside of music, David is a computer animator with his own company, Nanomation. More recently he trained to become a solicitor, qualifying in 2012, and he now works in the criminal department of Kingsley Napley.

21 July 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

David Rowntree

Pam Schweitzer MBE

Pam Schweitzer MBE

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Pam Schweitzer, writer, theatre director, trainer and lecturer, has spent many years teaching and writing about theatre in education. In 1983 she founded Age Exchange Theatre Trust and was its Artistic Director until 2015. She has devoted the last 30 years to recording and preserving the memories od older people on key themes in the social history of the 20th century. Pam runs the Reminiscence Theatre Archive, based at the university's Bathway Theatre.

21 July 2017, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2016

The Hon Mr Justice Cranston

HonLLD

An academic lawyer, Sir Ross Cranston was appointed as a High Court judge of the Queen's Bench Division in 2007. He previously served as a Labour Party MP and as Solicitor General for England and Wales. He lives locally in Greenwich and is a member of the university's School of Law Advisory Forum. His honorary award recognises his outstanding career in law and public service.

22 July 2016, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Hon Mr Justice Cranston

The Viscount De L'Isle

The Viscount De L'Isle

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The Viscount De L'Isle (Philip Sidney), Lord Lieutenant of Kent, receives his award in recognition of his services to the county of Kent and its many charitable organisations. A former Army Major, and Member of the House of Lords (1991-99), he is president or patron of more than 20 county organisations including the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society and the Medway Branch Royal Aeronautical Society.

28 July 2016, Rochester Cathedral

Doctor Kevin Fewster

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Dr Fewster, Director of the Royal Museums Greenwich, oversees the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and the Cutty Sark. He has enjoyed a distinguished career both in this country and in his native Australia, A Member of the Order of Australia, which he received for services to museum administration and to the preservation of maritime history, he is also President of the International Congress of Maritime Museums.

21 July 2016, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doctor Kevin Fewster

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Marti-Franch-Batllori

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A University of Greenwich graduate, Marti Franch Batllori has been described by Harvard Design Magazine as one of the most influential contemporary landscape architects of his generation. His many awards include the Rosa Barber Prize (2012), the highest award in his profession, and the Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

21 July 2016, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir William McAlpine

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Sir William McAlpine, philanthropist and businessman, has spent a large part of his career supporting good causes, many of which are heritage related. He has a long association with the university, having given his time and expertise on many occasions. His working career was spent in the construction company Robert McAlpine Ltd, the family business, where he served for many years as Director.

18 July 2016, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir William McAlpine

2015

Professor Will Alsop OBE

HonDDes

Will Alsop is an internationally celebrated architect. His iconic and irreverent designs have established him as a visionary in his field and earned him many prestigious awards. These include the Stirling Prize (2000), the most prestigious architecture award in the UK, for his Peckham Library project. He enjoys close ties with the university's Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities.

17 July 2015, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doctor Thomas Dolan

HonDSc

As Vice-President of Pfizer, one of the world's premier biopharmaceutical companies, Dr Dolan is responsible for the Global Drug Product Design and Supply function in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and is also Head of the company's Sandwich site. His honorary degree recognises his commitment both to pharmacy and to pharmaceutical science education at the university.

23 July 2015, Rochester Cathedral

Trevor Goul-Wheeker

HonMBA

Trevor Goul-Wheeker is the Chairman of Green Star Media and Blackwell Ltd. The seniority of Trevor Goul-Wheeker's roles in a range of business sectors and companies, including WHSmith Retail and Reed Health Group, makes him one of the university's most distinguished business alumni. As Chair of the university's Business Advisory Board since 2012, he has played a key role in Greenwich's student employability and entrepreneurship programmes.

13 July 2015, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doctor Pieter van der Merwe MBE DL

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Peter van der Merwe, General Editor at the National Maritime Museum, is an acclaimed writer on British maritime history. He has been a key member of the National Maritime Museum for 40 years and has made an outstanding contribution to culture and heritage throughout his career. As Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich, his MBE in 2012 recognised his services both to national life and his local community.

16 July 2015, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Edward Walker-Arnott QC

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Edward Walker-Arnott has been with international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills throughout his long and distinguished career. His many senior appointments include that of Governor, South Bank Centre (1999-2009) and Governor, The Wellcome Trust (2000-2010), and he has been involved in many high-profile cases. His expertise and guidance has also greatly benefited the university.

16 July 2015, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2014

Steve Backley OBE

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Britain's most successful javelin thrower, Steve Backley is the only British Track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games. He won four gold medals at the European Championships, three Commonwealth Games gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the Olympic Games, and was a world record-breaker on three occasions.

24 July 2014, Rochester Cathedral

Steve Backley OBE

Sir Stuart Etherington

Sir Stuart Etherington

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Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, has been involved in the leadership of voluntary organisations throughout his career. He is also deeply committed to higher education and was a member of the university's governing body between 2004 and 2013. He received a knighthood in 2010 in recognition of his work for the voluntary and community sectors.

18 July 2014, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Lord Hart of Chilton

HonLLD

Lord Hart's career has embraced law, government and politics. He has been a special adviser to two successful Lord Chancellors and plays a leading role in community life, with interests in arts and architecture. An inspiring Chancellor at Greenwich, he retains close links with the university, particularly with its School of Law.

14 July 2014, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Lord Hart of Chilton

The Rt Hon the Baroness Jay of Paddington

The Rt Hon the Baroness Jay of Paddington

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Baroness Jay has enjoyed a successful career in media and broadcasting as well as in politics and government, becoming Leader of the House of Lords in 1998. She has a strong interest in health issues, notably as a campaigner on HIV and Aids, and in child health research.

14 July 2014, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Ian Livingstone CBE

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Ian Livingstone is an entrepreneur, author and one of the co-founders of the Games Workshop company. He is also the co-founder of the popular and influential series of Fighting Fantasy role-playing gamebooks. His many honours include a BAFTA Special Award (2002) for outstanding contribution to the interactive entertainment industry.

18 July 2014, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Ian Livingstone CBE

Margaret Mizen

Margaret Mizen

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Margaret Mizen is a co-founder of the Jimmy Mizen Foundation. Set up by the Mizen family following Jimmy's murder in 2008, the foundation's mission is to make life safer for young people by promoting community participation and increasing awareness of the consequences of violent crime. She is a champion for young people, families and communities.

28 October 2014, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Mr Fred Mussawir-Key

HonDBA

Fred Mussawir-Key, food scientist, chemist, entrepreneur and University of Greenwich alumnus, developed the first UK-produced soy sauce, helping to create the Blue Dragon food brand at the same time. Using his expertise in chemistry, food science and technology, he established his own multi-million-pound company, MH Food Brands, where he was managing director between 1979 and 2011.

15 July 2014, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Mr Fred Mussawir-Key

The Lord Rees of Ludlow OM PRS

The Lord Rees of Ludlow OM PRS

HonDSc

Lord Rees, cosmologist, astrophysicist and the Astronomer Royal, is the author and co-author of more than 500 research papers on astrophysics and cosmology, as well as eight books on scientific subjects. His awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, and he even has an asteroid named after him -4587 Rees.

24 July 2014, Rochester Cathedral

2013

The Rt Hon the Baroness Amos of Brondesbury

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Baroness Amos, United Nations Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief, was the third woman in history to lead the Upper House of Parliament. She was the Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission (1989-94), and Director of Amos Fraser Barnard (1995-98), advising the South African government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality. She was created a life peer in 1997, and appointed Leader of the House and Lord President of the Council in 2007.

30 July 2013, Rochester Cathedral

The Rt Hon the Baroness Amos of Brondesbury

Mr Jack Dangermond

Mr Jack Dangermond

HonDSc

Mr Dangerfield, President of Environmental Systems Research, is an entrepreneur, technologist and environmental scientist. Mr Dangerfield set up his company Environmental Systems Research Institute in 1969, and today it is the world's largest geographic information systems software company.

22 July 2013, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Michael Everard CBE

HonDBA

Mr Everard, President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, was Chairman of F T Everard & Sons 1988-2006, and has served as President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Chairman of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Vice-Chairman of Council and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Mission to Seafarers.

24 July 2013, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Michael Everard CBE

Jean Gaffin OBE

Jean Gaffin OBE

HonDSc

Jean, Chair of the Patient Liaison Committee at the British Pain Society, was involved with producing national guidelines on the assessment and management of pain and worked tirelessly to promote their adoption. A former Chair of Brent Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust (2002-07), she is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Pain UK; a Hospital Manager for Barnet, Enfield & Haringey NHS Foundation Trust, and for Central and NW London NHS Trust; and a Trustee for St Luke's Harrow.

31 October 2013, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Rt Hon the Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe

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Baroness Grey-Thompson, Director of UK Athletics, is the leading campaigner for disability rights, and one of the most successful Paralympians of all time, with 11 gold medals, 4 silver and 1 bronze. She is a three-time former winner of BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year, and the Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year.

30 July 2013, Rochester Cathedral

The Rt Hon the Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe

Will Hutton

Will Hutton

HonDLitt

Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre and Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University, is a political economist, writer and distinguished journalist. Will has made an outstanding contribution to journalism and to advancing public understanding of economic development. Will was Chief Executive of The Work Foundation (2000-08), Economics Editor of BBC's News night (1983-88) and editor-in-chief at the Observer. He is a member of the Scott Trust, a Governor of LSE, a school governor and a visiting professor at Bristol University.

26 July 2013, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Mr Tariq Mustafa

HonDSc

Mr Mustafa, President of the Pakistan National Paralympics Committee and Vice President of the Asian Paralympics Committee, attended Woolwich Polytechnic (now University of Greenwich) from 1952-56. He has served as chief scientist at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, and as a senior government official in Pakistan. HE has also worked for NASA, playing a leading role in developing rocket technology.

22 July 2013, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Mr Tariq Mustafa

Sir Michael Wilshaw

Sir Michael Wilshaw

HonDEd

Sir Michael, Chief Inspector of Schools in England and Head of Ofsted, is renowned for his success in turning round failing inner city schools. He has been Director of Education for ARK, a charitable education trust in England. Sir Michael was knighted for services to education in 2000.

28 October 2013, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2012

The Rt Hon the Baroness Blackstone of Stoke Newington

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Baroness Blackstone, Chair of the British Library Board and Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust, started her academic career at the London School of Economics. She went on to become Professor of Educational Administration at the Institute of Education, Deputy Education Officer (Resources) for ILEA and Research Fellow in the Policy Studies Institute, before taking on the role of Master of Birkbeck College. She was appointed to the House of Lords in 1987, and became Minister of State for Education and Employment in 1997. In 2001 she became Arts Minister and was also appointed to Privy Council. After stepping down from government, she joined the university as Vice-Chancellor in 2004, overseeing its growth and consolidating a successful partnership at Medway. On her retirement, she was awarded the Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 October 2012, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Rt Hon the Baroness Blackstone of Stoke Newington

Ann Cutcliffe OBE

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Ann Cutcliffe OBE has been Vice-Chair and a board member of the British Paralympic Association since 2001. A key figure in the para-equestrian world, Ann was manager of the Great Britain para-equestrian team at the Sydney 2000 Games, where she won a SportcoachUK award in recognition of her work. She was also chief selector for the para-equestrian team at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

06 July 2012, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Chris Powell

HonDSc

Chris Powell, Manager of Charlton Athletic Football Club, enjoyed a long career as a left-back, playing 270 games over eight seasons in three spells at The Valley. He earned five England caps after making his debut at the comparatively late age of 31. Chris Powell is a key role model, and, as a former player of the university’s local club, he is a key figure in the area.

26 July 2012, Rochester Cathedral

Chris Powell

Solomon Wifa

Solomon Wifa

HonLLD

Sol became the youngest-ever managing partner of O'Melveny & Myers, one of the biggest law firms in the world. A law graduate of the University, Sol is a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

23 October 2012, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2011

Richard Baglin

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Richard Baglin, a university of Cambridge graduate and a Greenwich resident, enjoyed a distinguished business career, which he combined with commitment and long service both to the University of Greenwich and to the voluntary sector.

20 July 2011, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

HonDDes

Elizabeth Banks is a landscape architect renowned for her pioneering work on both historic and contemporary gardens. She gained a Diploma in Landscape Architecture from Thames Polytechnic (later to become the University of Greenwich) in 1980.

18 July 2011, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Paul Clark

HonDUniv

Paul Clark is very much a Gillingham man, having attended Gillingham Grammar School and then spent the majority of life living and working in the area. His election as MP for the Gillingham constituency in 1997 coincided with the university's plans for major development of its Medway Campus. Paul Clark has a deep-rooted interest in education, acquired in part during his time working for the trades union movement, and he set about "spreading the word" within government circles and regional bodies about the university's innovative work in bringing not only higher education, but also renewed economic prosperity, to Medway.

26 July 2012, Rochester Cathedral

The Rt Hon Baroness Gould of Potternewton

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Joyce Brenda Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, is a dispensing chemist, campaigner and politician. She has long been a champion of the cause of sexual health education in the United Kingdom, a topic of growing importance in the university’s teaching and research programmes. She has also performed a wide range of work in support of diversity, equality and human rights, most notably on women’s issues and anti-racism campaigns.

20 October 2011, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

James Loudon

HonDUniv

James Loudon served the University of Greenwich for nine years as a member of Court (2001-10). For more than six of those years he was Chairman of the Finance Committee, and for the last two years he also served as Vice-Chairman of Court. He steered the University of Greenwich's Finance Committee with considerable commitment and expertise, helping to ensure that the university has remained in sound financial health.

18 July 2011, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

James Loudon

Professor David Mallen CBE

Professor David Mallen CBE

HonDEd

Professor David Mallen CBE has enjoyed a distinguished career in education and has extensive experience of local education authority management. He has spent much of his career working at the leading edge of initiatives in education, including London Challenge, the School Workforce Unit, the Children, Young People and Families Directorate, LEA intervention teams and school improvement projects.

19 October 2011, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Dato' Pahamin Rajab

HonLLD

Dato' Pahamin Rajab has been described as "one of Malaysia's most famous corporate figures". He is the founder and former Chairman of AirAsia, a former Chairman of investment holding company SEG International; and is Chairman and Partner of his own law firm, Pahamin & Pahamin.

17 October 2011, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2010

Tim Barnes QC

HonLLD

Tim Barnes, who is a leading Queen's Counsel, has contributed his time and expertise to assist the teaching of Law at Greenwich and to improve the employability of the university's Law graduates.

18 October 2010, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Ursula Bowyer

HonDDes

Ursula Bowyer is a Modernist architect whose first work, the Sports Pavilion at the South Bank Exhibition for the 1951 Festival of Britain, received public acclaim. She is also being honoured for campaigning for the preservation and improvement of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site.

19 July 2010, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Ursula Bowyer

Michael Brophy

HonDBA

Michael Brophy has played a leading role in the development of the charitable sector in the UK and internationally. After serving as a Fleet Air Arm pilot from aircraft carriers, Michael was an Account Director at advertising agency J Walter Thompson, he moved to be the Director of Fundraising & Marketing for the charity Scope.

29 July 2010, Rochester Cathedral

Murkul Kasliwal

HonDBA

Mukul Kasliwal is being honoured for his support during the development for the university's Centre for Indian Business including building high level support in the Indian government and private sector. He has helped establish the university's joint programme with the respected Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) in Jaipur.

21 July 2010, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Murkul Kasliwal

Wilson Leach

Wilson Leach

HonDUniv

Wilson Leach has an outstanding track record in the financial services industry and has also played a leading role in developing links between business and the University of Greenwich.

21 July 2010, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor David Wills

HonDUniv

Professor David Wills made an invaluable contribution to the leadership of the University of Greenwich over a period of 22 years. He played an important role in developing the Medway Campus, improving the buildings and facilities on the university estate and acquiring the Stockwell Street site in the centre of Greenwich.

19 July 2010, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor David Wills

2009

William Allan

William Allan

HonDBA

He is a graduate of Thames Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich, and trained as an engineer. He then spent 26 years at Cable & Wireless, building a career in the West Indies and Middle East, until he was approached to head THUS in 1999. THUS was an offshoot of the privatised energy company Scottish Power and owned the Internet service provider Demon. Under his leadership, THUS achieved a turnover of around £360 million before it became part of Cable & Wireless.

22 July 2009, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Margaret Chamberlain

HonDEd

Margaret Chamberlain is the former Principal of Dartford College of Physical Education, one of the institutions that came together to form today's University of Greenwich. After Studying at King's College, London, Margaret Chamberlain started her career teaching in primary and secondary education in Lincolnshire and London. She then worked in education in Nigeria, before being posted to Uganda for three years as an assistant director in teacher training and education for women and girls.

21 October 2009, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir Robert Naylor

HonDSc

Sir Robert Naylor is the Chief Executive of the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust. He studied at Thames Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich. Robert Naylor began his career as a graduate management trainee at the North West Thames Regional Health Authority. He subsequently worked at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Kent Area Health Authority, Enfield District Health Authority and East Birmingham Hospital. Prior to his current post, he spent 15 years as Chief Executive at Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust.

23 October 2009, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Lady Anne-Marie Nelson CBE

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Anne-Marie Nelson is a former Pro Chancellor of the University of Greenwich. She was a member of University Court from September 1997 to July 2008. She was Chair of the Finance Committee from September 2000 to August 2003 and Chair of Court from September 2003 to July 2008.

24 July 2009, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Tony Worthington

HonDSc

An International Development Specialist, Tony Worthington was educated at the London School of Economics, University of Glasgow, University of York and University of Durham. Tony began his distinguished career as a lecturer in social policy and sociology, and served for 13 years as Regional Councillor on the Strathclyde Regional Council where he was involved in pioneering work in counteracting urban deprivation. Tony served as MP for Clydebank and Milngavie in Glasgow from 1987 to 2005.

28 July 2009, Rochester Cathedral

2008

Urmila Bannerjee CBE

HonDSc

Urmilla (Millie) Banerjee is a non-executive board member of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), the independent regulator of the communications industry. She was educated at University College London, the Polytechnic of North London, Woolwich Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

18 July 2008, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Urmila Bannerjee CBE

Keith Clarke

HonDSc

Keith Clarke is Chief Executive of WS Atkins plc, a multinational engineering and design consultancy. He has over 30 years' experience in construction and engineering, having previously worked for the City of New York, Olympia and York, Trafalgar House and Kvaerner.

22 July 2008, Rochester Cathedral

Sarah Eberle

HonDDes

She qualified as a landscape architect at Thames Polytechnic in 1980. Sarah has worked extensively in commercial landscape and garden design and lectured throughout the United Kingdom.

14 July 2008, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sarah Eberle

Professor Dekuan Huang

Professor Dekuan Huang

HonDEd

Professor Dekuan Huang is President of Anhui University in China. He was educated at Anhui University, Nanjing University and Jilin University.

18 July 2008, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

George Rose

HonDBA

George Rose is the Group Financial Director of BAE Systems plc. He was educated at St Mary's College, Blackburn, and Thames Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich. He is also a chartered accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants.

16 July 2008, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

George Rose

Stuart Storey

HonDSc

Stuart Storey is a well-known sports commentator. He was educated at Apalding Grammar School and Loughborough Teacher Training College. As a talented sportsman, Stuart won the All England Schools hurdles title twice, and held the British record for 200m hurdles. He represented Great Britain in the 110m hurdles at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, the 1969 European Championships and the 1970 Commonwealth Games.

22 July 2008, Rochester Cathedral

2007

The Rt Hon Lord Paddy Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon

HonDUniv

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon was the former leader of the Liberal Democrats and former High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

18 July 2007, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Rear Admiral Roy Clare CBE

Rear Admiral Roy Clare CBE

HonDLitt

Roy Clare is a former Director of the National Maritime Museum, Queen's House and Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

22 October 2007, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Shirley Clarke

HonDEd

Shirley Clarke is a researcher, writer and expert speaker in the field of educational assessment. She is widely recognised as the foremost authority on the practical application of formative assessment.

24 October 2007, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Shirley Clarke

Doctor Annette Doherty

Doctor Annette Doherty

HonDSc

Annette Doherty is Senior Vice-President, Pfizer Global Research & Development, and Director of Pfizer Laboratories in Sandwich, Kent. She has helped develop drugs to tackle heart disease, gastroenterology, inflammation, pain, allergies and respiratory diseases.

24 July 2007, Rochester Cathedral

John Sorrell CBE

HonDDes

John Sorrell is Chairman of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the Sorrell Foundation and the London Design Festival.

16 July 2007, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir William Stubbs

Sir William Stubbs

HonDEd

Sir William Hamilton Stubbs is Chairman of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and a former Chairman of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).

24 October 2007, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2006

Lord Bruce-Lockhart of the Weald Kt OBE

HonDBA

Lord Bruce-Lockhart is Chairman of the Local Government Association and a former Leader of Kent County Council.

18 July 2006, Rochester Cathedral

Doctor Nawal El Degwi

Doctor Nawal El Degwi

HonDEd

Dr Nawal El Degwi is a major figure in Egyptian education who has made a huge contribution to educational opportunities in her country and attracted many students from elsewhere in the Middle East.

25 October 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Margaret Ewing

HonDBA

Margaret Ewing is Chief Financial Officer and a board member of BAA plc, which is the world's leading airport company.

26 July 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Margaret Ewing

Denis Heathcote

Denis Heathcote

HonDUniv

Denis Heathcote is the former Director of Information and Library Systems at the University of Greenwich. He has made an important contribution to the development of library services in universities and in the wider public sector.

28 July 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Dame Kelly Holmes

HonDSc

Kelly Holmes recently retired from a brilliant career as a professional athlete. She was at the forefront of middle-distance running, with Commonwealth, Olympic, European and World Championship medals. She won gold at the 2004 Olympics in the 800m and 1500m.

23 October 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Dame Kelly Holmes

Sue Jennings CBE

Sue Jennings CBE

HonDBA

Sue Jennings is the former Chief Executive of both the Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust and Basildon & Thurrock General NHS Hospitals Trust. She worked in the NHS for 38 years after leaving school. She trained at Old church Hospital in Romford, where she gained first prize in each of the three years of her training. She worked as a nurse in general and intensive care and was a Ward Sister and Assistant Director of Nursing until 1985, when she was one of eight nurses selected by national competition for an intensive management development programme at the University of Birmingham.

26 October 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doreen Lawrence OBE

HonDUniv

Doreen Lawrence came to the UK from Jamaica in 1960 and married Neville Lawrence in 1972. Their 18-year-old son, Stephen, was murdered in a racist attack near the family's home in south-east London. No one has been convicted for the crime. Mr and Mrs Lawrence led a campaign to bring his killers to justice, a campaign that exposed racism and incompetence in the Metropolitan Police.

24 July 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doreen Lawrence OBE

Paul Marson-Smith

Paul Marson-Smith

HonDBA

Paul Marson-Smith is Chief Executive of Gresham Private Equity which provides investment capital for management buy-outs, acquisitions and other transactions by private companies. He is a high-flyer within the private equity industry which has a substantial and growing economic impact on the United Kingdom.

26 July 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Claire Tomalin

HonDLitt

Claire Tomalin is a distinguished novelist and biographer. Born in London of a French father and English mother, she was educated at the Lycee Francais de Londres, Hitchin Girls' Grammar School, Dartington Hall School and Newnham College, Cambridge.

23 October 2006, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Claire Tomalin

2005

Malorie Blackman

HonDLitt

Malorie Blackman is a distinguished alumna of the university. Following her studies at Thames Polytechnic, which went on to become part of the university, she has become an award-winning children's author.

22 July 2005, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Rita Donaghy CBE

HonDBA

Rita Donaghy is the Chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). She has been actively involved in industrial relations in Britain for more than 30 years.

20 July 2005, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Gillian duCharme

HonDEd

Gillian duCharme is an educational consultant. She has 20 years of school headship experience both in England and the USA. She is also a former governor of the University of Greenwich, serving as a member of Court for almost a decade.

27 October 2005, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doctor Beverly Malone RN PhD FAAN

HonDUniv

Dr Beverly Malone is the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the UK's largest professional union of nurses.

28 October 2005, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Richard Murray

HonDBA

Richard Murray is a highly regarded and successful businessman. He has been Chairman of Charlton Athletic plc for over a decade.

20 July 2005, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE

HonDLitt

Lord Puttnam is an Oscar-winning film producer. Although now retired, he is still Chairman of the film company, Enigma Productions. He has been heavily involved in education and is also President of UNICEF UK.

25 October 2005, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Lord Rogers of Riverside

HonDDes

Richard Rogers is one of the foremost living architects. His practice is internationally renowned and he has received several key honours for his work.

18 July 2005, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2004

Sir Benjamin Bathurst GCB DL

HonLLD

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Benjamin Bathurst is Vice Lieutenant of Somerset and Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.

13 July 2004, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir Neil Cossons OBE

HonDLitt

Sir Neil Cossons is Chairman of English Heritage. He is a distinguished professional and a giant in the heritage field, with a reputation for championing the past and bringing it alive.

15 July 2004, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor Sir Peter Hall

HonDTech

Professor Sir Peter Hall is Director of the Institute of Community Studies and Professor of Planning at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London. He is arguably the most senior academic in the field of urban geography and city planning in the world.

12 July 2004, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor the Rt Hon the Lord Morgan of Aberdyfi

HonDLitt

Professor Lord Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in History and a widely admired author and biographer.

12 July 2004, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir Graeme Odgers DL

HonLLD

Sir Graeme Odgers is Chairman of Locate in Kent and the Kent and Medway Economic Board. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in a series of senior positions for diverse public and private organisations. He is also currently Deputy Lieutenant of Kent.

20 July 2004, Rochester Cathedral

Councillor Jagir Sekhon OBE

HonLLD

Jagir Sekhon is a distinguished alumna of the university. She is ward councillor for Greenwich West in London Borough of Greenwich and is a former Mayor of the Borough.

13 July 2004, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

William (Bill) South CBE FIEE

HonDTech

Bill South is a management consultant with an exceptional history in the electronics industry.

20 July 2004, Rochester Cathedral

Colonel Cyril Young TD DL

HonLLD

Colonel Cyril Young is a former consultant gynaecologist at Greenwich District Hospital and the British Hospital for Mothers and Babies, Woolwich. He is currently Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Greenwich.

15 July 2004, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2003

Professor Tim Brighouse

HonDEd

Professor Tim Brighouse is London's first Commissioner for Schools.

30 October 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir David Hardy

HonLLD

Sir David Hardy is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in industry and property. He is a chairman of the trustees of the National Maritime Museum and the Transport Research Foundation.

15 July 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Rachael Heyhoe Flint MBE DL

HonDSc

Rachael Heyhoe Flint is a distinguished alumna of the University. Following her studies at Dartford College of Physical Education, which went on to become part of the University of Greenwich in the late 1950s, and four years in the teaching profession she has been a major figure in British sport for the best part of 35 years. Not just as a sportswoman, but also as a journalist, broadcaster and PR/marketing expert.

13 February 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor Charles Kao CBE

HonDSc

Professor Charles Kao is Chairman and CEO of ITX Services Ltd, specialising in technology transfer and outlook projects. He is internationally recognised as "the father of fibre optics".

17 July 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd

HonDDes

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd is an internationally acclaimed landscape designer and has won five gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

17 July 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doctor Blake Morrison

HonDLitt

Dr Blake Morrison is an author, poet, playwright, literary critic, journalist, columnist and editor of national and international repute.

14 July 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Lord Bishop of Rochester, The Rt Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali

HonDLitt

The Rt Revd Dr Michael Nazir-Ali is the 106th Bishop of Rochester and the first Asian religious leader to sit in the House of Lords.

18 July 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Jonathan Porritt

HonLLD

Jonathan Porritt is Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. He is a leading writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development and a renowned champion of environmental issues.

22 July 2003, Rochester Cathedral

Anthony Powell

HonDDes

Anthony Powell is an Oscar-winning, internationally acclaimed costume and set designer for theatre and film.

18 July 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir Bob Scott

HonLLD

Sir Bob Scott is Chief Executive of Greenwich Millennium Trust. He is well known in Greenwich and London for his leading role in cultural and tourist activities. Sir Bob also led Manchester's successful efforts to bring the Commonwealth Games to the city last summer.

14 July 2003, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

General Sir John Stibbon KCB OBE

HonDSc

General Sir John Stibbon KCB OBE was appointed Chief Royal Engineer by Her Majesty the Queen in 1993.

01 January 2003, Rochester Cathedral

Len Weaver CBE

HonDSc

Len Weaver is an eminent alumnus of the university and a leading light in advancing manufacturing engineering in the UK. He is the Chairman of The Engineering Link Ltd.

22 July 2003, Rochester Cathedral

Allan Willett CMG

HonLLD

Allan Willett is a highly successful businessman and was the first chairman of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). He is currently Lord-Lieutenant of Kent.

22 July 2003, Rochester Cathedral

2002

Bernard Asley

HonDEd

Bernard Asley, formerly a London head teacher, is now a full-time writer and member of the Writer's Guild of Great Britain. He lives in Charlton, in the London Borough of Greenwich, only a street or so from where he was born.

31 October 2002, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

John Charles

HonDUniv

John Charles retired as Secretary of the University of Greenwich in August 2001, a post he held for 19 years since his appointment as Secretary to Thames Polytechnic on 1 October 1982.

23 July 2002, Rochester Cathedral

Tan Sri Data Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah

HonDBA

Tan Sri Data Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah is the founder and chairman of the Sunway Group of Companies in Malaysia. He also serves on numerous governing bodies, councils and foundations in the country. Dr Cheah has received seven honorary doctorates from institutions around the world and carries the title of Tan Sri, conferred upon him by the 9th King of Malaysia. He supports many charities and has raised a lot of money for good causes.

15 February 2002, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor Trevor Dannatt

HonDDes

Trevor Dannatt is a partner of Dannatt, Johnson Architects and a highly respected architect. His career began in the office of Jane B Drew and E Maxwell Fry in 1943 and he then moved on to the Architects Department of London County Council (Royal Festival Hall Group). He started private practice in 1952.

23 July 2002, Rochester Cathedral

Dame Karlene Davis DBE

HonDSc

Dame Karlene Davis is General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives. She has become one of the most senior black women in the health profession and the country's first black woman trade union leader.

01 November 2002, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir Michael Gambon CBE

HonDArt

Sir Michael Gambon is an accomplished actor and stage performer. He was one of the original members of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic under the artistic directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier. He has made numerous theatre, television and film appearances. He was made a CBE in 1990, knighted in 1998, and was described by the late Sir Ralph Richardson as being "The Great Gambon".

01 November 2002, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Rt Hon the Lord Marsh of Mannington PC Kt

HonLLD

Lord Marsh has had an extensive career in public service, politics and business. During much of this time he has had a close association with south-east London.

01 November 2002, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir Angus Stirling

HonDSc

Sir Angus Stirling is Chairman of the Trustees of the Greenwich Foundation for the Royal Naval College, a registered charity responsible for looking after these splendid buildings on behalf of the nation. He distinguished contribution to arts and heritage was recognised with a knighthood in 1994.

31 October 2002, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor Robert Worcester

HonLLD

Robert M. Worcester is the founder and Chairman of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International) and Visiting Professor of Government and a governor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

31 October 2002, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2001

The Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath KG MBE

HonLLD

The distinction of Sir Edward Heath KG MBE MP is many-faceted. Prime Minster from 1970 to 1974, he led the United Kingdom into the European Community. His ascent to the leadership of the Conservative Party in 1965 was the culmination of a meteoric political rise; over a 15 year period he moved from new MP to junior whip to Chief Whip, Minster of Labour, Lord Privy Seal and President of the Board of Trade.

18 July 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Alan Holdsworth

HonMMus

Alan Holdsworth is a disability civil rights singer and songwriter born in 1952 in Salford. Since the late 1980s he has become better known as Jonny Crescendo.

18 July 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Jools Holland

HonDMus

Jools Holland is a well-known TV presenter and performer. His live performances with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have attracted over one and a half million people in the last few years alone.

24 October 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

David Michael

HonLLM

David Michael is a Detective Inspector with the Metropolitan Police who has received five commendations during his career as a uniformed officer and as a detective.

16 July 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

John Pelling

HonDSc

John Pelling's practice, which provides building consultancy services, is widely respected as one of the leading of its kind in Europe. He has also been highly influential on professional governing bodies, councils, panels and housing associations.

24 July 2001, Rochester Cathedral

Professor Colin Richards

HonDEd

Colin Richards holds a personal chair in Education at St Martin's College, is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Warwick, Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester and is also an educational consultant. He is National Chair of the Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE) and of the National Primary Teacher Education Conference (NaPTEC).

23 October 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Peter Riddell

HonDLitt

Peter Riddell is political columnist and commentator for The Times. He joined The Times in 1991 and has been the Assistant Editor (Politics) for the last eight years.

20 July 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Hilary Sampson-Barry

HonDSc

Hilary Sampson-Barry is seconded to the office of the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority. For the last four years she has been Head of Health Development in the London Regional Office of the NHS Executive where she led and designed the process for developing the London Health Strategy with partners and citizens across the capital. Hilary is engaged in a number of national groups and task forces, developing and implementing policy. She has the lead responsibility for Health Improvement Programmes, Health Action Zones, housing, regeneration, and joint working with other sectors and health impact assessment. She leads on national work to support the development of effective and sustainable partnerships, as well as developing London-wide partnerships with organisations such as the Government Office, Social Care, Housing Corporation, and the Metropolitan Police Service.

23 October 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doctor Joan Thirsk CBE

HonDSc

Dr Joan Thirsk CBE FBA former Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford, is an economic and social historian of early modern England.

18 July 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Doctor Keith Warren

HonDSc

Dr Keith Warren has been an electronic engineer, technical director, businessman and Chairman of the highest governing body of the University of Greenwich, the Court of Governors.

16 July 2001, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

2000

Ken Adam OBE

HonDArt

Ken Adam, who was born Klaus Adam in Berlin in 1921, has been a designer in the film industry for over 52 years working with directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Joseph L Mankiewicz.

26 July 2000, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Sir Alec Broers

HonDTech

Professor Sir Alec Broers has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge since 1996. He has made outstanding contributions to the international engineering industry, engineering education and to the general field of higher education.

26 July 2000, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Martin Drury

HonDArt

Martin Drury was appointed Director General of the National Trust for places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty on 1 January 1996 having been Deputy Director-General since 1992 and Historic Buildings secretary since 1981.

26 July 2000, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Peter Kent

HonMA

Born in Colchester, Essex in 1933, Peter Kent studied at Regent Street Polytechnic school of Art, London, before working as an artist in Norway and Sweden and then setting up his own Graphic Design Business.

26 July 2000, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Commandant Anthea Larken CBE

HonLLD

Anthea Larken joined the WRNS in 1956 as a Range Assessor. Commissioned at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1960, she qualified as a Photographic Interpreter and served in various intelligence appointments including in Singapore during confrontation with Indonesia (1964-66). There followed various staff appointments including Naval Assistant to the Admiral President at the Royal Naval College (1972-1974) and Officer in charge WRNS Officers' Training when it was moved from Greenwich to Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth (1976-1978).

26 July 2000, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Christine McVie

HonDMus

Christine McVie is a vocalist. Keyboard player and songwriter who joined the legendary Fleetwood Mac in 1970. Born in Birmingham, she studied sculpture at the local college of Art. Christine began her career in 1968, performing with the bands Chicken Shack and Sounds of Blue, and made enough impact to be voted best female vocalist in the 1969 Melody Maker poll.

31 July 2000, Rochester Cathedral

Wendy Savage

HonDSc

Wendy Savage is widely known as a voice for women in maternity services. She is particularly noted for her advocacy of choice in childbirth and for supporting the role of midwives.

26 July 2000, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

1999

Doreen Bird

HonMA

Doreen Bird has been one of this country's leading teachers of dance since 1945, when at the age of 17 she set up the Doreen Bird School of Dance. This later became the Doreen Bird School of Performing Arts in 1951, with six students enrolling on a full-time three-year course. The school is now internationally recognised as a centre of excellence. The award recognises her services to dance education.

03 November 1999, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss DBE

HonLLD

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Lord Justice of Appeal, progressed through the legal profession marked with distinction. From an initial period of practice at the bar, she was appointed Registrar in the Family Division in 1970, a position she held until being made a High Court Judge in 1979. Between 1987 and 1988 Dame Butler-Sloss became a familiar name in the media as a result of her chairmanship of the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry and again in the following year with her elevation to the Court of Appeal.

26 July 1999, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

The Rt Hon Lord Judd of Portsea

HonLLD

Lord Judd is a member of the Migration, Refugee and Demography Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Chair of its Sub-Committee on Refugees. He is also Chair of the Conflict Resolution Non-Governmental Organisation, International Alert; Senior Fellow of the Independent International Security Think-tank, Saferworld; and Chair of the European Atlantic Group and National President of the YMCA (England).

05 November 1999, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Richard Ormond

HonDLitt

Richard Ormond is Director of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. He was born in Batheaston in 1939, and educated at Christ Church College, Oxford where he graduated with a BA in History. Before joining the National Maritime Museum as head of pictures in 1983, Richard was Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Prior to this he was Assistant Keeper where he undertook research for a two-volume catalogue of Victorian Portraits. He has now been the Director of the National Maritime Museum for thirteen years and plans to retire in the year 2000.

26 July 1999, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Professor Simon Schama

HonDLitt

Professor Simon Schama is Professor in the department of Art History at Columbia University. From 1995 to 1998 he was art critic and cultural essayist for The New Yorker Magazine. His art criticism won the National Magazine Award in 1996. He is also winner of the Wolfson Prize for History for Patriots and Liberators: Revolution and Government in the Netherlands 1780-1813 published in 1977; of the NCR Prize for Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989) and the W.H. Smith Literary Prize for Landscape and Memory (1995). His new book, Rembrandt's Eyes is to be published by Penguin Press in October 1999.

05 November 1999, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

Richard Stilgoe OBE DL

HonDLitt

Richard Stilgoe OBE and Deputy Lieutenant is best known as an entertainer, having appeared on television in Nationwide and That's Life throughout the 1970s. He has also written lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals including Cats and Phantom of the Opera, and for the National Youth Music theatre.

12 November 1999, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

1998

Alan Curbishley

HonMUniv

Alan Curbishley, Manager of Charlton Athletic, joined Charlton initially in 1984, and had two spells at the club as a player. He made 69 appearances and scored 6 goals. In the summer of 1987, he moved to Brighton for a fee of £30,000. Alan returned to Charlton Athletic in June 1990, as reserve team coach and player, becoming first team coach in October that year. The following summer Curbishley became joint manager with fellow professional Steve Gritt. The pair steered Charlton Athletic close to the promotional play-offs despite having to play at West Ham's ground due to a financial crisis and the prolonged renovation of the Valley ground.

06 November 1998, Barbican Centre

Professor Peter Higgins

HonDSc

Professor Higgins is a noted physician, a public servant of distinction and a teacher of vision and foresight. He was born in London in 1923, and attended a Jesuit School, receiving an education that was disciplined, hard and thorough, but which provided him with a perfect training ground for a man who would enter medicine. Peter Higgins began his university studies at the University College London, part of which had temporarily relocated to Bangor because of the War. During this time he was attached to the Royal Fusiliers so his curriculum combined study with military service.

20 November 1998, Barbican Centre

Ros Howells OBE

HonDUniv

Rosaline Howells was for many years closely involved with the development of the University of Greenwich. As a governor of Avery Hill College, she became a governor of Thames Polytechnic when they merged in 1985, and remained in the post to see the Polytechnic become a university in 1992, finally retiring from formal involvement in 1997. She continues to take a lively interest in the university's affairs, particularly those matters relating to equal opportunities.

10 November 1998, Barbican Centre

Dame Jennifer Jenkins DBE

HonDLitt

Dame Jennifer Jenkins is the daughter of the late Sir Parker Morris and has devoted a large part of her life to both the establishment and the maintenance of standards in our society. Her late father was instrumental in ensuring an adequate standard of housing in this country. The Parker Morris standards for housing applied for some fifty years before being repealed recently by the Government.

28 October 1998, Rochester Cathedral

Professor John Mavor

HonDSc

Professor John Mavor was educated in Kent and took his first degree in Electrical Engineering at the City University in London. After graduation, he worked at AEI Blackheath, evaluating the first generation of transistors in telecommunications. In 1965, he read for a PhD at the University of Greenwich (then Woolwich Polytechnic), in the electronic noise properties of Metal Oxide Semi Conductor transistors.

29 October 1998, Rochester Cathedral

Sir Herman Ouseley

HonDEd

Sir Herman Ouseley has been involved with wide spectrum of organisations in the voluntary and public sectors, particularly within local government and education. Having spent his early career in various public sector posts, he became Race Relations Advisor in Lambeth before moving to the Greater London Council in 1981. In the mid-1980s he became successively Director of Education and then Chief Executive for the Inner London Education Authority, before returning to Lambeth as its Chief Executive in 1990. After three years there, he was appointed to his current post as Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality.

06 November 1998, Barbican Centre

Ms Usha Prashar CBE

HonLLD

Ms Usha Prashar, Chair of the Parole Board since October 1977, took her first degree in political studies at the University of Leeds, followed by a postgraduate diploma in social administration at Glasgow University. She has spent almost all her career working on committees and voluntary organisations since joining the Race Relations Board in 1971. Her positions have included Director of the Runnymede Trust, from 1977-84, Fellow of the Policy Studies Institute (1984-1986), Director of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (1986-1991) and Member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice (1991-1993). Ms Prashar's appointment to the Parole Board, which considers when prisoners can be released, has resulted in the Board being brought more into the public eye.

20 November 1998, Barbican Centre

The Rt Hon Baroness Young of Farnworth DL

HonDUniv

Baroness Young was appointed in October 1992 to be the first Chancellor of the University of Greenwich. She has served for two successive three year terms of office. As the first Chancellor, she defined the role, in her ceremonial duties, which she has performed with great dignity while retaining the personal touch.

28 October 1998, Rochester Cathedral

1997

Howard Blackman

HonLLM

Howard Blackman, a recently retired and long-serving Governor of the University, was born in Charlton and brought up in the area. After school he chose to join the commercial world rather than higher education, and worked for the Grand Central Union Canal Company, and his family business before establishing his own retail firm.

03 December 1997, Barbican Centre

Professor Kenneth J Gregory

HonDSc

Professor Gregory, Warden of Goldsmiths College is by discipline, a physical geographer. He has an eminent reputation as a researcher in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, river channel change and palaeohydrology.

29 October 1997, Rochester Cathedral

Sir John Houghton CBE

HonDSc

After an eminent career at Oxford University, leading to Professor of Atmospherics Physics, Sir John Houghton became Director of the Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom in 1979 and Director General (later Chief Executive) of the UK Meteorological Office in 1983. In 1988 on the formation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he became Chairman of its Scientific Assessment Working Group a position he stills holds.

02 December 1997, Barbican Centre

Ruth Lea

HonDBA

As Head of the Policy Unit of the Institute of Directors, Ruth Lea is an articulate spokesperson for its 40,000 members. She analyses the potential impact of Government and European policies and legislation on British industry. A frequent broadcaster and a regular on BBC Radio 4's Today programme Ruth Lea offers an expert view on matters of Government policy, the economy, Europe and anything which may directly affect the competitiveness and efficiency of British business. This breadth reflects the diversity of her successful career which has spanned the public and private sectors.

02 December 1997, Barbican Centre

Bill Morris

HonDBA

The General Secretary of the Transport & General Workers' Union since 1992 Bill Morris was elected by postal ballot of the T&G's members. He was re-elected for a further term in 1995. Born in Bombay, Jamaica, in 1938, he joined his widowed mother in Britain in 1954 and started work at the Birmingham engineering company Hardy Spicers, attending day release courses in engineering skills at Handsworth Technical College. Mr Morris joined the T&G in 1958 and was elected as a shop steward at Hardy Spicers in 1963.

29 October 1997, Rochester Cathedral

Bridget Ogilvie

HonDSc

Bridget Ogilvie, Director of the Wellcome Trust took her first degree in agricultural Science (BRurSc) from the University of New England in Australia in 1960. She obtained her doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge for research in parasite immunology. During her 17 years as a member of the staff of the UK Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, Dame Bridget travelled widely in both the development world and the tropics in pursuit of her research interests and as an advisor for bodies such as the World Health Organisation. Later she was a visiting professor at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.

03 December 1997, Barbican Centre

Michael Pattison CBE FRSA

HonDUniv

Michael Pattison, CBE, FRSA is Director of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. These 17 trusts with an annual charitable combined spend of over £35 million, collectively form the largest privately endowed foundation in the UK. Until 1995 Michael Pattison was Chief Executive and Secretary General of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, one of the largest professional institutions in the country. During this 10 year period of leadership, he encouraged the RICS to be more outward looking, and forged a closer relationship with the Government. He led a change in the status of the professional surveyor and presided over a growth in membership of the RICS to over 90,000.

27 November 1997, Barbican Centre

1996

Mr Trevor Hall

HonLLD

Mr Trevor Hall, Home Office Senior Race/Community Relations Consultant, was born and educated in Barbados. He has been Senior Race/Community Relations Consultant to the Home Office since 1983. He is responsible for advising on and designing programmes in equal opportunities senior management for the police, probation, prison, immigration and nationality departments. He maintains regular contact with ethnic minority groups and assesses and monitors the perceptions of government policies. He is also involved in assisting senior civil servants in focusing on the practical aspects of race relations policy.

20 November 1996, Barbican Centre

Sir John Hanson CBE

HonDLitt

John Hanson, Director-General of the British Council, was born in 1938. John Hanson was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford. After graduating he joined the War Office as fast stream Assistant Principal. He joined the British Council in 1963 and has made his career in the field on international affairs, cultural relations and development aid. His British Council appointments which include diplomatic posts have been divided between Britain (Deputy Controller, Education and Science Division, 1972-1975; Controller of the Finance Division, 1979-1982; RCDS, 1983; Deputy Director General, 1988-1992) and abroad in India (1963-66 and again from 1984-1988), Lebanon (1966-68), Bahrain (1968-1972) and Tehran (1975-1979). He has been Director-General of the British Council since 1992.

06 November 1996, Barbican Centre

Her Excellency Judge Rosalyn Higgins DBE FBA QA

HonLLD

Dame Rosalyn Higgins graduated from Girton College, Cambridge in 1958 and 1959 with two first class degrees, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Through a commonwealth Harkness Fellowship she was then able to study at Yale Law School in the USA from which she gained her Doctorate in Juristic Science in 1961.

06 November 1996, Barbican Centre

Mr Edward Hollamby OBE

HonDDes

Edward Hollamby was born in 1921 and was educated at the School of Arts and Crafts in Hammersmith and University College London. He served in the Royal Marine Engineers during the Second World War, then in 1946 began to work as an architect.

20 November 1996, Barbican Centre

Miss Prue Leith OBE

HonDBA

Prue Leith was born in 1940 in Cape Town. She was educated at Haywoods Heath, St Mary's, Johannesburg, Cape Town University, the Sorbonne in Paris and the Cordon Bleu School in London. She came to London in 1960 to begin a small outside catering business from a bedsitter in London which she ran for five years. She then started a catering company, Leith's Good Food, which developed into Leith's restaurant in 1969. The restaurant won a much coveted Michelin Star in 1994. Branching out further she opened Leith's School of Food and Wine in 1975.

12 November 1996, Barbican Centre

Norman Platt OBE

HonDMus

Norman Platt is an opera director and writer. Born in 1920, he was educated at Bury Grammar School and then Kings College Cambridge.

30 October 1996, Barbican Centre

1995

Sir Robin Butler

HonDLitt

Born 3 January 1938, Robin Butler was educated at Harrow School and University College, Oxford, where he gained a double first in Mods and Greats. He then joined the Treasury, as an Assistant Principal. In his treasury career, he was private secretary to three Prime Ministers, The Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath, 1972-74; Lord Wilson 1974-75 and Principal Private Secretary to Lady Thatcher 1982-85. He was also a founder member of the Central Policy Review Staff (CPRS) under Lord Rothschild, 1971-72.

14 November 1995, Barbican Centre

General Sir Martin Farndale

HonDLitt

General Sir Martin Farndale was born on 6 January 1929 in Alberta, Canada, and educated at Yorebridge School, Yorkshire. He joined the Indian Army in 1946 and in 1947 transferred to the British Army, went to Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in October 1948.

28 November 1995, Barbican Centre

Gordon Law

HonDUniv

Born in Yorkshire on 7 November 1938, Gordon Malcolm Law spent the first 30 years of his life close to the family home in Sheffield, venturing out to patrol the iron curtain during his military service in the 1950s. He took his degree at Sheffield University after insisting on his right to study the combination of Economics, English and Psychology - the first person to do so.

28 November 1995, Barbican Centre

Rachel Hurst

HonDUniv

Brought up in a theatrical family and acting professionally from the age of eight, Rachel Hurst has had a varied career. After studying drama at Rose Bruford College, she moved into publishing before becoming Head of Dance and Drama at Wingfield Primary School.

14 November 1995, Barbican Centre

Frederick Styles BEM

HonDUniv

Fredrick Styles was born and educated in Woolwich, and apart from his wartime service in the Royal Air Force (Air Sea Rescue Service), has always lived in the area. In 1938 he received the Royal Humane Society Medal for the outstanding act of bravery of the year for rescuing two bathers from the sea. In 1943, following another act of gallantry, he was awarded the British Empire Medal.

21 November 1995, Barbican Centre

1994

Sir Christopher Ball

HonDEd

Fellow in Continuing Education and Director of Learning for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. Sir Christopher Ball left School in the 1950s with four O-Levels which he sat in the first year of their operation. He left school three months before he was due to sit A-Level examinations to work as a farm labourer. National Service took him off the land into the army, and it was whilst he was serving as an officer in the Parachute Regiment that his father entered him for Oxford University.

11 November 1994, Westminster Central Hall

Jack Chapman

HonMUniv

Jack Chapman graduated in electrical engineering with a London University BSc and joined the Royal Signals, later transferring to REME (the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), and added practical mechanical engineering to his electrical qualifications. He commanded an engineering workshop in Germany with 300 army and civilian personnel repairing equipment from radiators to tanks. His studies continued with a mechanical engineering graduate apprenticeship and his practical experience extended to 18 months in a naval shipyard in Southampton.

07 November 1994, Westminster Central Hall

Mr George N Hart

HonMSc

George Hart was born in Sheffield and educated at High Storrs Grammar School. In 1945 he began training as an Environmental Health Officer and has been in the vanguard of Environmental Health education ever since. Also in 1945 he entered the Royal Army Medical Corps. And served as a Staff Sergeant in Burma and Malaya. On returning to England he completed his Environmental Health training and from 1950-1968 he held various appointments as an Environmental Health Officer in Local Government service. A change of direction in 1968 took him to South East London College as a Lecturer in Environmental Health. He remained there until he retired in 1992 as Head of the Department of Construction.

07 November 1994, Westminster Central Hall

Mr C Alan McLintock

HonDBA

Alan McLintock was born in Glasgow in 1925. He attended Rugby School and in 1944 was commissioned in the Royal Horse Artillery. He subsequently served in India and the Middle East.

11 November 1994, Westminster Central Hall

The Rt Reverend the Lord Bishop of Durham Michael Turnball

HonDLitt

Michael Turnball has recently become the Bishop of Durham, the fourth most senior position in the Church of England. Born and educated in Yorkshire, he moved from Ilkley Grammar School to Keble College, Oxford to gain a BA in 1958. The church called however, and Bishop Turnball was ordained as deacon, and later priest in 1961. By 1956, his promise was increasingly noted and reflected in a succession of appointments, for example as a domestic chaplain to the Archbishop of York until 1969. His concern with education and training for service was reflected in his work of the Church Army from 1976-1984.

15 November 1994, Westminster Central Hall

Dame Joan Varly

HonDUniv

Born 22 February 1920, Dame Joan was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College and the London School of Economics, where she studied economics. During her career she was a Conservative Agent and Director of Local Government Organisation at Conservative Central Office, a post she held from 1976 until retirement in 1984. Dame Joan was also secretary to the Cripps Committee, which examined the law as is related to women. "We found" she says, "that women were quite considerably disadvantaged in law, though only a minority were perhaps gravely affected."

07 November 1994, Westminster Central Hall

1993

Dame Jocelyn Barrow

HonLLD

Dame Jocelyn Barrow is a Deputy Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council. She was educated at the University of London following which she became a Senior Lecturer in Education at Furzedown Teachers College. In 1979 she was seconded for three years to the University of London Institute of Education.

15 November 1993, Westminster Central Hall

Sir Richard Greenbury

HonDBA

Sir Richard Greenbury, Director of Marks and Spencer, grew up and was educated in Ealing. He joined Marks and Spencer in 1953 when he was seventeen as a junior management trainee. Following nine years in stores he joined Head Office as a trainee merchandiser and, after holding a variety of management and executive positions in several buying groups, was appointed an Alternate Director in 1970 and a full Director in 1972.

26 November 1993, Westminster Central Hall

The Rt Hon Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone

HonLLD

Lord Hailsham succeeded his father as Viscount Hailsham in 1950. However, he disclaimed his peerages for life in 1963 and was known as Quintin Hogg. He was educated at Eton and Oxford (Christ Church) where he was President of the Oxford Union Society. At Oxford he was Fellow of All Souls College from 1931-38 and again from 1961. He became a Barrister in Lincoln's Inn in 1932 and later a Bencher. In the second world war he was wounded in action in the Middle East. It was just before the war, in 1938, that he was elected as a Conservative MP. He has represented both Oxford City and St Marylebone.

26 November 1993, Westminster Central Hall

Mr Norman Harris

HonDUniv

Mr Norman Harris was appointed to the Court of Governors of Thames Polytechnic in 1970. He was Chair of the Court between 1976 and 1979. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and was formerly a Senior Partner in EC Harris and Partners.

26 November 1993, Westminster Central Hall

Admiral of the Fleet the Lord T Lewin

HonDLitt

Admiral Lewin joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and has had a long and distinguished career which has been rewarded with many honours. He received a Life Peerage in 1982 and became a Knight of the Garter in 1983.

15 November 1993, Westminster Central Hall

Edward Mills

HonDLitt

Mr Edward Mills became an Architect and Design Consultant in 1937 and has been a Senior Partner of Edward D Mills and Partners in London since 1956. He was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Council from 1954-1962 and again from 1964-69 and was involved in the education of Architects when he was Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the RIBA board of Architectural Education in the 1960s. He is now a fellow of the RIBA.

26 November 1993, Westminster Central Hall

Doctor Norbert Singer CBE

HonDSc

Dr Norbert Singer was Director of Thames Polytechnic from 1978 and then Vice-Chancellor of University of Greenwich until his retirement in 1993. His contribution to Higher Education was rewarded with a CBE in 1990.

15 November 1993, Westminster Central Hall