Previous honorary graduates

Doctor of Divinity (DDiv)
Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)
Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
Doctor of Music (DMus)
Doctor of Science (DSc)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MSc)

Doctor of Divinity (DDiv)

The Rt Revd W A E Westall

19711

Professor The Revd Canon G R Dunstan, CBE

19731

Revd Canon John Thurmer

19911

The Most Revd Trevor Huddleston, CR

19941

Rt Revd David Sheppard

19981

Most Revd Desmond Tutu

1998

His Eminence Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly

19991

Lord Eames

1999

The Right Revd Rowan Williams

2001

The Right Revd Michael Langrish

2007

The Right Revd Bill Ind

2009

The Right Revd James Jones

2013

Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Professor Noel Warner

1998

Sarah Buck

2008

Dr Clive Lee

2009

Professor Si-Chen Lee

2011

Steve Hindley CBE, DL

2011

Iain Gray, CBE, CEng, FREng, FRAes, FRDE

2012

Dr Alexandra Jellicoe

2013

Doctor of Laws (LLD)

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, GCVO CBE

19561

Colonel The Earl Fortescue, KG MC

19561

Principal Sir Hector Hetherington, GBE DL

19561

President J L Morill

19561

Sir John Daw, JP

19571

E Vincent Harris, OBE

19571

Emeritus Professor W H Lewis

19571

Sayed Mekki Abbas

19591

The Rt Hon. The Viscount Amory, KG PC GCMG TD DL

19591

Sir Arthur Reed, Kt JP

19591

John Hay Whitney, CBE

19591

Colonel Sidney John Worsley, DSO MC TD

19591

Nancy Viscountess Astor, CH

19591

Dr C J Fuller

19601

B G Lampard-Vachell, CBE JP

19601

Sir David Hughes Parry, Kt QC

19601

Professor Theodor Heuss

19611

Sir Paul Sinker, KCMG CB

19611

A P Steele-Perkins, MC

19621

Mrs Dorothy Whitney Elmhirst

19631

The Rt Hon. The Lord Helsby, GCB KBE DCL

19631

Sir Peter Scott, Kt CH CBE DSC

19631

The Rt Hon. Sir Henry Slesser, Kt PC JP

19631

Sir George Hayter-Hames, Kt CBE JP

19651

Field Marshal Sir Richard Hull, GCB DSO

19651

Dr Henri Le Moal

19661

The Hon. Sir Leslie Scarman, Kt OBE

19661

Sir James Cook

19671

The Rt Hon. The Lord Caradon, PC GCMG KCVO OBE

19681

A S Neill

19681

Professor H Freville

19691

The Rt Hon. The Lord Roborough, JP

19691

J Whiteside, OBE

19691

Sir Alexander Cairncross, KCMG

19691

Sir Kenneth Wheare, CMG

19701

Sir Jack Hayward

19711

The Rt Hon. Lord Widgery, PC Kt OBE TD

19711

Dr Margaret Jackson, JP

19721

His Honour Judge Pratt

19721

The Very Revd Marcus Knight

19731

Sir John Llewellyn, KCMG

19731

Colonel J E Palmer, CBE TD DL

19741

The Rt Hon. Jeremy Thorpe

19741

M Robert Lecourt

19751

The Rt Hon. Lord Denning

19761

Dr R C Tress, CBE

19761

General Sir John Hackett, GCB CBE DSO MC

19771

The Hon. Lord Mackenzie Stuart

19781

Dr Kingman Brewster

19781

J C Alderson, CBE QPM

19791

Colonel Sir John Carew Pole, DSO TD JP

19791

The Rt Hon. The Viscount Boyd of Merton, PC CH DL

19801

Sir John Palmer

19801

R W Turner

19801

Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, CMG OBE

19801

R J S Hookway

19811

Sir Kelvin Spencer, CBE MC

19811

Lord Young of Dartington

19821

Sir Alan Dalton, CBE

19821

The Hon. Sir Jean-Pierre Warner

19831

Hugh Greenwood, OBE

19831

Miss Sheila Browne

1984

The Hon. Mr Justice Park

19841

The Hon. Sir Gordon Slynn

19851

Sir Robin Day, OBE

19861

Kenneth Rowe, MBE

19861

John Mortimer, QC CBE

19861

Frank Gillard, CBE

19871

C D Pike, OBE

19871

Sir Antony Acland

1988

W G Daw, OBE

19881

J L Smeall

19881

Sir Nicholas Goodison

1989

Sir John Smith, CBE

19891

Baroness Seear

19891

The Rt Hon. Michael Foot, MP

19901

Sir Brinsley Ford, Kt CBE

19901

Dr Eurfron Gwynne Jones

1990

Dr Halfdan Mahler

1990

Sir Richard Acland

19911

Lord Templeman, MBE

19911

The Rt Hon. Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, DBE PC

1992

James Hetherington, CBE

1992

Christopher Pope, TD JP DL

19921

R K L Hill

19921

Professor Ian Mercer

1994

The Rt Hon. The Lord Owen

1994

Professor Robert Pennington

19941

Lieutenant General Sir Stewart Pringle

1994

Lord Alexander of Weedon, QC FRSA

19951

Nigel Beale

1995

Dr Zoltan P Dienes

19951

Lord Morley

1995

Sir David Calcutt, QC

19961

Peter Chalk

19961

Dame Stella Rimington

1996

Judge Sir Stephen Tumin

19961

Sir Edward George

19971

Professor Sir David Tweedie

1997

Lady Mary Holborow, JP

1997

Lord Rix

1997

The Rt Hon. Lord Butler, KCB GCB

1998

The Rt Hon. Lord Dearing, KCB

19981

The Rt Hon. Lord Nolan

19981

The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Phillips

1998

Tadeusz Mazoweicki

1998

Lord Rothschild

1998

Baroness Brenda Dean

1999

Professor Charles Handy

1999

Christopher Moon

1999

His All Holiness Bartholomew I, The Ecumenical Patriarch

2000

Lady Sally Greengross

2000

Margaret Lorenz

20001

Peter Sutherland

2000

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah

2001

Sir Peter Davis

2001

The Hon. Mr Justice Elias

2001

Timothy Smit

2001

Bridget Towle, CBE

2001

Ann Daniels

2002

Norman Hardyman, CB

20021

Bridget Kendall

2002

The Rt Hon Christopher Patten, CH PC

2002

Marjorie Scardino, DJur

2002

Sir David Walker, Kt

2002

The Rt Hon. The Lord Woolf of Barnes, Kt PC

2002

Angela Yeoman, OBE DL

2002

Prince Waleed bin Talal Al Saud

2002

Sir Geoffrey Holland

2003

Tanni Grey-Thompson

2003

Dame Suzi Leather

2003

Paul Myners, CBE

2003

Anthony Salz

2003

Lord Wilson of Dinton

2003

Sir Ewen Cameron, KB DL FRICS

2004

Irene Bishop

2004

Ian Powell

2004

Baroness Uddin

2004

Lord Justice Sedley

2004

Pen Hadow

2004

Michael Caines

2004

Jane Henderson

2005

Abdullah Gül

2005

Ben Ainslie

2005

John Allwood

2005

Sir Tom Shebbeare

2005

Admiral Sir Jonathon Band

2005

Baroness Prashar

2005

Tony Robinson

2005

Stewart Purvis

2005

Jonathan Edwards

2005

Sue Barker

2006

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

2006

Roderick Ross

20061

Sir Anthony Clarke

2006

Frank Gardner, OBE

2007

Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu

2007

Yusuf Islam

2007

Anthony Gibson, OBE

2007

Sir Robert Owen

2007

Sir Peter Job

2007

Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG, OBE

2007

Ray Dillon

2007

Sir Clive Woodward, OBE

2007

Richard Hooper, CBE

2007

Peter Lord, CBE

2007

David Sproxton, CBE

2007

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani

2008

Professor Sir Martin Harris, CBE, DL

2008

Mark Thompson

2008

Ian Henderson

2008

Sir David Brewer, CMG, JP

2008

Jonathan Dimbleby

2008

Dame Mary Keegan, DBE

2008

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, CBE, RD

2008

Professor Ruth Hawker, OBE

2008

Elizabeth Keegan

2008

Olga Polizzi, CBE

2008

Jonathon Porritt, CBE

2008

Professor Amartya Sen

2008

Professor Christopher Mullard, CBE, DL

2009

Clive Stafford Smith, OBE

2009

Dr Richard Ward, PhD FRSA

2009

Sir Ian Carruthers, OBE

2009

Satish Kumar

2009

Professor Sir Michael Barber

2009

Gerald Sturtridge, OBE

2009

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi

2010

Dame Julia Cleverdon, DCVO, CBE

2010

Sir John Rose

2010

Sir Eric Dancer, KCVO, CBE, JP

2010

Sir Richard Lambert

2010

Sir Ian Botham, OBE

2010

The Rt Hon Baroness Young of Old Scone

2010

Shami Chakrabarti, CBE

2010

Deborah Meaden

2010

Professor Jane Knight

2010

Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, LVO

2010

Sharron Davies, MBE

2010

Baroness Sue Campbell, CBE

2010

Sir Peter Lampl, OBE

2011

Ms Harriet Lamb, CBE

2011

Barbara Frost

2011

Les Halpin

20111

Angela Pedder, OBE

2011

Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan

2011

Jim French, CBE

2011

Stephen Edge

2012

Barry Bateman

2012

Judge Demetrios Hadjihambis

2012

Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC, FRSA

2012

The Rt Hon Alan Milburn

2012

Bryn Parry, OBE

2012

Emma Parry, OBE

2012

Sir Michael Pownall, KCB

2012

Dr Elizabeth Earland

2013

Ashley Tabor

2013

Ambassador Barry Desker

2013

Sir Brian Burridge, KCB, CBE

2013

Russell Seal, OBE

2013

Steve Perryman, MBE

2013

David Allen, OBE

2013

Paula Vasco-Knight, CBE

2013

Wol Kolade

2014

Professor Teresa Rees, CBE, AcSS, FRSA

2014

Tony Rowe, OBE

2014

Roy Pike, FRSA

2014

Sigrid Kaag

2014

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, OBE

2014

Lord Bilimoria, CBE, DL

2014

Kanya King, MBE

2014

Tim Hollingsworth

2014

Carl Gilleard, OBE

2014

Philip Bostock, OBE, DL

2014

Glynis Atherton

2015

The Rt Hon the Lord Adonis

2015

The Rt Hon Sir John Goldring

2015

Professor Ralph Wilcox

2015

Joanne Pavey MBE

2015

Mandy McBain MBE

2015

Richard Atkins

2015

Sir Andrew Witty

2015

Professor Alvin Roth

2015

Graham Cole CBE FRAeS

2015

Dame Alison Carnwath DBE

2015

Doctor of Letters (DLitt)

The Rt Hon. The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, KT, GBE

19561

Principal John Murray

19561

The Most Hon. The Marquess of Salisbury, KG

19561

The Rt Hon. Isaac Foot, JP

19591

M Paul Henry

19591

Ernest Newman

19591

Carl Dolmetsch, CBE

19601

The Rt Hon. The Lord Robbins, CH, CB

19601

Dr A L Rowse

19601

Dr Enid Starkie, CBE

19601

Bernard Leach, CBE

19611

Lady Mallowan (Agatha Christie), DBE

19611

Professor Marcel Bataillon

19651

Professor Herbert Dieckmann

19651

Cecil Day Lewis, CBE

19651

Professor Cleanth Brooks, MA

19661

Sir Frank Francis, KCB

19661

Dame Barbara Hepworth, DBE

19661

Sir Martin Davies, Kt CBE

19681

Emeritus Professor V H Galbraith

19681

Professor The Lord Holford, DCL

19681

Emeritus Professor G Wilson Knight, CBE

19681

Miss Imogen Holst, CBE

19691

H L Beales

19691

Dr Kathleen Kenyon, DBE

19691

G E Fussell

19701

Revd Canon J B Phillips

19701

Sir John Betjeman, Kt, CBE

19711

Dr Frances Yates, DBE

19711

Dr L K Elmhirst

19721

Emeritus Professor Sir Raymond Firth, Kt

19721

Dr C A Ralegh Radford

19731

Emeritus Professor David Douglas

19741

Emeritus Professor W G Hoskins, CBE

19741

Dr P J V D Balsdon

19751

Professor René Marache

19751

Emeritus Professor Michael Oakeshott

19751

Emeritus Professor H B Garland, JP

19771

Charles S Causley, CBE

19771

Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE

19771

Alfred K Hamilton Jenkin

19781

Professor Christopher Hill

19791

Emeritus Professor Frank Barlow, CBE

19811

Jack Clemo

19811

Emeritus Professor Robert Niklaus

19811

M G Brock, CBE

19821

Patrick Heron, CBE

19821

Ted Hughes, OBE OM

19821

John Fowles

19831

Emeritus Professor F J Fisher

19831

William Trevor, CBE

1984

Sir Michael Hordern, CBE

19851

Lady (Aileen) Fox

19851

Fred L Harris, OBE

19861

Vivian Richards

1986

Ewan MacColl

19861

Baroness Warnock, OBE

1987

Glenda Jackson, CBE

1988

Dame Elisabeth Frink

19881

Professor F W Walbank, CBE

19881

Dr Sylvia Kantaris

1989

Wayne Sleep

1989

Professor Jean-François Botrel

1990

David Cornwell

1990

Dr Gerald Aylmer

19911

Peter Ackroyd

1992

Sir Anthony Parsons, GCMG, MVO, MC

19921

Robert P Cohan, CBE

1993

Dr Michael Screech

1993

Mary Wesley

19931

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, PhD

1993

Sir George Christie

19941

Professor Mary Douglas, DBE FBA

19951

Marina Warner, FRSL

1995

Sir Alan Bowness

1996

Sir William Stubbs

1996

Professor T R P Brighouse

1996

Professor Joyce Youings

19971

Bridget Riley, CBE

1997

Robert Neil MacGregor

1998

Sir Terry Frost

19991

Edward Mortimer

1999

Professor Andrew Motion

1999

Adrian Noble

1999

Joanne K Rowling, OBE

2000

Sir Nicholas Serota

2000

Professor Mohammed Arkoun

2001

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

20011

Helen Dunmore

2001

Susan Hampshire

2001

Seamus Heaney

20011

Professor Edward Said

20011

Lord Weidenfeld

2001

Christopher Bruce, CBE

2001

Sir Tim Rice, Kt

2002

Rick Stein

2002

Simon Jenkins

2003

Sir Christopher Ondaatje

2003

Sir Antony Sher

2003

Jatinder Verma

2003

Paul Jackson

2004

Ben Okri

2004

Michael Morpurgo

2004

Barbara Jefford

2004

Floella Benjamin

2005

Jane Lapotaire

2005

Benjamin Zephaniah

2005

Alan Cotton

2006

Adrian Edmondson

2007

Jennifer Saunders

2007

David Eldridge

2007

Dr Beverley Naidoo

2007

Michael Rosen

2007

Posy Simmonds, MBE

2007

Kurt Jackson

2007

Ahdaf Soueif

2008

Rik Mayall

20081

Ken Follett

2008

Don Boyd

2009

Karen Armstrong, FRSL

2009

Philip Pullman, CBE, FRSL

2010

Elaine Goodwin

2010

Peter Randall-Page

2010

Dame Hilary Mantel, DBE, FRSL

2011

Neil Canning

2011

Steve Backshall

2012

Nik Gowing

2012

Armando Iannucci

2012

Alexander Beleschenko

2013

Leo Hickman

2013

Mike Leigh, OBE

2014

Thomas Trevor

2014

Trevor Phillips OBE

2015

Abi Morgan

2015

Doctor of Music (DMus)

Malcolm Arnold, CBE

19701

Sir David Willcocks, CBE, MC

1976

John Richard Lill

19791

Benjamin Luxon, CBE

1980

Dr Jane Glover

1986

Professor John Edgar Stevens, CBE

19891

Snr Joaquin Rodrigo

19901

Dr Lionel Dakers, CBE

19911

Sándor Végh, HonCBE

19931

Alfred Brendel, HonKBE

1998

Imogen Cooper

1999

Evelyn, Glennie, DBE

2000

Dame Gillian Weir

2001

Kuljit Bhamra, MBE

2010

Doctor of Science (DSc)

Sir James Chadwick, Kt

19561

Sir Harry Melville, KCB

19591

Sir Frederick Russell, Kt CBE

19601

The Rt Hon. The Lord Todd

19601

Professor Sir William Hodge, Kt

19611

Professor Sydney Chapman

19631

Professor A V Hill, CH, OBE

19631

Professor Sir Dudley Stamp, Kt CBE

19651

Sir Patrick Linstead, Kt CBE

19651

Professor The Lord Blackett, CH

19661

The Revd William Keble Martin

19661

Professor Mrs D C Hodgkin, OM

19681

Sir Eric Smith, CBE

19681

Professor B F Skinner

19691

Sir Eric Eastwood, Kt CBE

19691

Sir Peter Medawar, CH KBE

19691

Professor P H Kuenen

19701

Sir Hugh Tett, Kt

19701

Professor Sir Frederick Dainton, Kt

19711

Professor C T Ingold, CMG

19721

Andrew Stratton

19721

Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, KBE, OM, CB

19731

Dr L H N Cooper, DBE

19741

Dr H M Stanley

1974

Sir Rodney Smith, Kt

19741

Sir Kingsley Dunham, Kt

19751

Sir Rex Richards

1975

Professor Sir Eric Denton, CBE

19761

Professor Antony Hewish

1977

Dr P D Mitchell

19771

Dr G C Ainsworth

19781

Professor G Higman

19791

Professor Sir Edward Abraham, CBE

19801

Professor P G Burke

1981

Professor W K Hayman

1981

Emeritus Professor H N Rydon

19811

Sir John Kendrew, CBE

19821

Professor Sir David Phillips

19821

Dr L L Iversen

1982

Professor B D Josephson

1983

Professor R Aris

19841

K Ellitsgaard Rasmussen

19841

Professor Sir Alan Harris

19841

Sir John Gray

19851

Sir Austin Pearce, CBE

19851

Professor Harry Kay, CBE

19851

Professor Sir David Smith

1986

Richard Stanton-Jones

19871

Professor Abdus Salam

19871

Professor Daphne Jackson

19881

Professor J E Lovelock

1988

F J M Laver, CBE

19881

Brother Adam, OBE

19891

Sir John Quicke, CBE

19891

Sir John Harvey-Jones, MBE

19891

Professor Peter Bradshaw

1990

Lady Anne Palmer

1990

Professor Margaret Turner-Warwick, DBE

1990

Professor Michael Berry

1991

Dr Sheila Cassidy

1991

Dr Aleksandr Nikolaevich Yakovlev

19911

Professor Frank Harary

19921

Professor F Gordon A Stone, CBE, FRS

19921

Sir John Banham

1993

Sir John Cullen

1993

Professor David Rees, FRS

19931

Robert Wilson

1993

Dr Clive Gronow

1994

Professor Andrew Lang, FRS

19941

Revd Professor John Polkinghorne

1994

Sir David Harrison, CBE

1995

Professor Sir John Knill

19951

Professor Elizabeth J Yerxa

1995

Professor Richard L Gregory

19961

Samuel E Jonah

1996

Sir Maurice Laing

19961

Professor Sir Michael Peckham

1996

Hugh Allen

1997

Sir Donald Irvine, CBE

1997

Professor John Krebs, FRS

1998

Dato’ Mohamad Idris Mansor

1998

Professor Susan Greenfield

1999

Dame Bridget Ogilvie

1999

Helen Sharman

1999

Sir Crispin Tickell

1999

Professor David Warren Turner

1999

Professor Sir David Wetherall

1999

Professor Edward W Abel, CBE

2000

Professor Per-Olaf Astrand

20001

Professor Sir Ghillean Prance

2000

Dr John Taylor

2000

Professor Sir Harold Kroto, FRS

2001

Professor Jane Plant, CBE

2001

Professor Dame Lesley Southgate

2001

Professor George Gray, CBE, FRS

20021

Dr Timothy Hunt

2002

Richard Case

2003

Sir Christopher Evans, OBE

2003

Sir John Sulston

2003

Professor Dame Julia Higgins

2004

Professor Lord Robert Winston

2004

Sir Peter Mansfield

2005

Michael Fish

2005

Peter Ewins

2006

Sir John Beringer

2006

Professor William Wakeham

2006

Dr Brian May, CBE

2007

Lord Stern of Brentford

2007

Professor Dame Carol Black, DBE, PRCP

2007

Lord Rees of Ludlow

2007

Sir David Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS

2008

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, DL

2009

Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray, OBE

2009

Professor R S M Ling, OBE, FRCS

2009

Professor Dame Sally Claire Davies, DBE

2010

Dr Lady Ann Redgrave

2010

Professor Dame Alison Richard, DBE, DL

2010

Professor A D Hamilton, FRS

2011

Dr Dennis Gillings, CBE

2011

Professor Sir Peter Rubin

2011

Cynthia Carroll

2012

Professor Dame A Donald, DBE FRS

2012

Dr Russell Hamilton, CBE

2012

John Hirst, CBE

2012

Sir Mark Walport, FRS

2014

Professor Dame Julia Slingo, DBE

2014

Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPHM FRCGP

2015

Professor Dame Anne Glover DBE

2015

Professor Dame Julia King DBE, FREng

2015

Professor Sir John Bell GBE, FRS

2015

Professor Stephen T Holgate CBE

2015

Master of Arts (MA)

A K Woodbridge

19571

Gerald Whitmarsh, CBE

19651

Miss Margaret Digby, OBE

19661

Mrs E A Paddon

19681

J A Church

19711

Norman Lyne

19731

Mrs Vera Lloyd

19741

Miss Constance R Henson, MBE

1976

R J Keast

19781

Miss Mollie Clarke, OBE

1979

Miss Jean Boxall

19821

Mrs Gene Kemp

19841

Master of Science (MSc)

L M Tate, OBE

19681

Mrs Stella M Turk

19801

A G Crouch

19811

D R Barber

19871

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