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University Calendar

Honorary Degrees

This page lists the recipients of Honorary Degrees and other awards made by the University:



Honorary DCL

2007

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Adams, Richard John

2008

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Al-Misnad, Sheikha Abdulla

2007

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Alagiah, George

2013

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Amos, Valerie Ann

1996

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Arata, Toshio

2007

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Ariyaratne, Vinya Shanthidas

1987

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Atkinson, Frank

2005

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Bridge, John

2013

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Brindley, Dame Lynne

1992

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Brittan, The Right Hon Sir Leon

2004

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Bryson, Bill

2016

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Burgess, Robert

2010

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Croisdale-Appleby, David

1996

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Danby, Susan

2009

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Dannatt, General Sir Francis Richard

1992

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Davico, Léon

1993

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de la Billière, Sir Peter (Edgar de la Cour)

1992

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Dearing of Kingston upon Hull, Lord

1995

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Eccles of Moulton, The Lady

1951

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Edinburgh, His Royal Highness The Duke of

2009

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Edwards, Jonathan David

1990

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El-Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Royal Highness Crown Prince

1998

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Evans, Harold Matthew

2006

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Foster of Bishop Auckland, Lord

2002

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Foster of Thames Bank, Lord

1997

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Fujii, Hiroaki

1994

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Fujimoto, Shiro

1993

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Genscher, Hans-Dietrich

1995

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Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich

2006

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Greenwood, William John Heaton

1957

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Hall, Alexander Hislop

1995

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Hall, Sir John

2000

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Hall, Stuart McPhail

2000

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Handy, Charles Brian

2009

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Hann, Judith

1961

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Hare, Arthur

2013

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Hassan, Hussein Hamed Sayed

2001

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Hayward, John Charles Frederick

2006

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Heesom, Alan John

1995

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Higgins, Rosalyn

2005

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Holtam, Nicholas Roderick

2011

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Hussain, Amjad Mazhar

2013

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Jahjaga, Atifete

1997

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Jarab, Josef (jointly with the University of Teesside)

1998

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Kang, Jin Ku

1961

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Kent, His Royal Highness The Duke of

2014

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Laithwaite, Barbara

2014

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Laithwaite, Tony

1995

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Lalumière, Catherine

2013

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Lampl, Sir Peter

2001

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Lester, Anthony Paul, Lord Lester of Herne Hill

2015

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Logan, Gabrielle Nicole

1985

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McClelland, William Grigor

2003

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Mimpriss, Peter

2009

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Monk, Richard

2002

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Ogden, Sir Peter (James)

2007

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Pillay, Navanethem

2001

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Pinsent, Sir Matthew (Clive)

1985

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Ramphal, Sir Shridath (Surendranath)

1996

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Redgrave, Sir Steven

2006

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Rittner, Luke Philip Hardwick

1997

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Russell, Sir George

2013

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Schomburg, Wolfgang

2001

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Sedley, The Rt Hon Sir Stephen (John)

1994

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Seitz, Raymond George Hardenbergh

2002

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Sen, Amartya Kumar

2007

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Senaratne, Ranjith

2015

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Shaw, Peter Alan

1989

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Slynn, The Hon Sir Gordon

2003

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Smit, Timothy Bartiel

1996

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Sterling of Plaistow, Lord

1999

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Stewart, Ian Macfarlane

2005

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Stiglitz, Joseph

2011

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Strauss, Andrew John

1995

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Theis, Adolf

1963

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Thompson, William

1996

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Tu, The Hon Mrs Elsie

1988

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Vernon, David Harvey

2012

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Vine, Jeremy Guy

1992

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Waite, Terence Hardy

1998

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Wales, His Royal Highness The Prince of

2005

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Wanless, Sir Derek

2012

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Wilson, Charles

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Honorary DD

2002

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Arnold, John Robert

1998

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Brümmer, Vincent

1993

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Carey, The Most Rev and Right Hon George Leonard

2009

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Dudley-Smith, Timothy

2013

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Duffy, Eamon

1975

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Habgood, The Most Rev and Right Hon John Stapylton

1967

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Käsemann, Ernst

2006

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Kasper, Cardinal Walter

2011

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Lash, Nicholas Langrishe Alleyne

1994

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Paul, The Rev Toomas

1999

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Polkinghorne, The Rev Canon John Charlton

2003

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Turnbull, The Rt Rev Michael

1990

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Vermes, Geza

2015

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Welby, Justin

2008

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Williams, The Most Rev and Right Hon Rowan Douglas

2007

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Wright, Nicholas Thomas

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Honorary DLitt

2010

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Amin, Hamidullah

2012 -

Barker, Joanna

1998

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Barker, Pat (jointly with the University of Teesside)

2012

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Baxter, Biddy

2013

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Beynon, Huw

1971

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Blondel, Jacques

2012

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Bokova, Irina Georgieva

1991

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Byatt, Dame Antonia (Susan)

1996

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Caro, Sir Anthony

2009

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Constantine, David

1984

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Dover, Sir Kenneth (James)

2010

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Eagleton, Terry

2016

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Garlick, George

1997

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Hardy, (Timothy Sydney) Robert

2016

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Hollins, Sheila

2012

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Inshaw, David

1992

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Jackson, Glenda May

1998

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James, P D (Baroness James of Holland Park)

1996

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Kitaj, R B

2008

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Lawson, Fenwick Justin John

2008

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Lendrum, Christopher John

1987

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Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel Bernard

1990

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Lessing, Doris May

1995

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Midgley, Mary

1999

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Miller, Jonathan Wolfe

2017

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Motion, Sir Andrew

2012

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Pullman, Philip

1986

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Quirk, Sir (Charles) Randolph

1995

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Reynolds, Barbara

2014

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Sharratt, Michael

1983

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Shirley, John William

1969

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Southern, Sir Richard (William)

2008

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Sproxton, David

1995

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Steiner, George

2005

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Stevenson, Anne

2009

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Stewart, Lady Mary Florence Elinor

2005

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Wells, Stanley William

1988

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Wiseman, Timothy Peter

2011

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Wrightston, Keith Edwin

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Honorary DMus

1988

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Allen, Sir Thomas

1991

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Armstrong, Sheila Ann

2006

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Barber, Donald Christopher

2005

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Carter, Peter

1994

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Davies, Sir Peter Maxwell

1998

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Glennie, Evelyn Elizabeth Ann

1982

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Hye-Ku, Lee

2013 

 Johnson, Graham Rhodes

1991

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Joubert, John Herman Pierre

2014

Lancelot, James Bennett

1995

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LeFanu, Nicola

1983

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Lutoslawski, Witold

2007

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MacMillan, James Loy

2007

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Manning, Jane Marian

2007

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Payne, Anthony Edward

2003

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Pärt, Arvo

1980

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Rosen, Charles

2012

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Rutter, John Milford

1982

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Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri

2013

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Weir, Dame Gillian Constance

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Honorary DSc

1984

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Allen, Sir Geoffrey

1998

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Anderson, Robert Geoffrey William

2007

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Arbuthnott, Sir John (Peebles)

1976

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Atiyah, Sir Michael (Francis)

1982

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Attenborough, Sir David (Frederick)

2008

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Barrow, John

2015

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Bawa, Ahmed Cassim

2007

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Bell Burnell, Dame Jocelyn

1995

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Bellamy, David James (jointly with the University of Teesside)

1986

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Blashford-Snell, John Nicholas

1981

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Blume, Helmut

2007

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Broers, Lord Alec

1963

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Bucher, Walter Hermann

2014

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Buikstra, Jane Ellen

1996

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Burns, Sir Terence

1992

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Cadogan, Sir John (Ivan George)

2008

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Calman, Sir Kenneth (Charles)

2012

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Cheshire, Brent

2008

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Church, Michael Anthony

2000

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Cowey, Alan

1995

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Cramp, Dame Rosemary Jean

2005

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Dawkins, Richard

2016

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Doré, Anthony George

2002

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Ellis, Richard Salisbury

1963

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Ewing, William Maurice

2007

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Fothergill, Alastair

1998

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Freeman, Raymond

1955

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Gebbie, John Ramsay

2005

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Goodfellow, Julia

2007

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Greenwood, Philippa Gwyneth

1989

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Haggett, Peter

2006

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Harrison, Geoffrey Ainsworth

1996

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Harrison, Sir Terence

1996

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Hawley, Robert

1974

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Heilbronner, Edgar

1991

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Higginson, Sir Gordon (Robert)

2013

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Higgs, Peter Ware

2000

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Hoffmann, Roald

1991

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Holdgate, Sir Martin (Wyatt)

2016

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Hunter, Carl Stephen Patrick

2002

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Irvine, Sir Donald

1989

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Joachain, Charles Jean

1994

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Kao, Charles Kuon

2002

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Kouchner, Bernard

1963

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Kräusel, Richard

1999

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Laming of Tewin, Lord

1996

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Lewis, Jack, Baron Lewis of Newnham

2011

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Liao, Donald Poon-huai

2013

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Lucas, Adetokunbo Oluwole

1997

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Malpas, robert

1970

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Mason, Sir (Basil) John

2003

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Nurse, Sir Paul

1998

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Ogilvie, Dame Bridget Margaret

1988

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Olah, George Andrew

2009

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Ormerod, Paul

2014

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Oyawoye, Mosobalaje Olaloye

2005

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Pattison, Sir John

2013

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Phillips, David

1999

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Rees, Sir Martin

2001

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Rhind, David William

1995

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Rhodes, Frank Harold Trevor

1983

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Rosenfeld, Arthur Hinton

1974

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Rossi, Bruno

2000

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Serre, Jean-Pierre

1972

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Siegbahn, Kai Manne Börje

1951

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Simpson, George Gaylord

1968

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Skempton, Alec Westley

2006

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Sternberg, Robert

1993

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Stone, Francis Gordon Albert

2000

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Stoppard, Miriam

2007

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Strathern, Dame Marilyn

2010

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Swan, Robert Charles

2017

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Taylor, John C

2007

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Tomlinson, Michael John

2002

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Walton of Detchant, Lord

2007

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White, Simon

2001

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Wolfendale, Sir Arnold (Whittaker)

2008

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Wright, Sir Nicholas

1979

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Yang, Chen Ning

1990

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Zeeman, Sir (Erik) Christopher

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Honorary DDSc

1963

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Lundstrom, Anders

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Honorary MA

2008

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Anson, Dorothy Ann

1955

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Atkinson, John

1985

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Christie, Cyril

1999

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Connolly, Cynthia Ann

1961

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Crawley, James

1960

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Donkin, Winifred Cotterill

1981

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Eschbach, Franz

1994

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Guy, Hilda

1995

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Halpin, Joseph

1977

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Henderson, Robert

1957

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Hope, James Kenneth

1959

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Medsforth, Samuel

1985

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Ogden, David Edgar Foster

1955

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Patterson, Edwin Frederick

1992

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Robson, Councillor J Donald

2004

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Rolling, Malcolm G

1987

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Tait, Ruth Mary

1971

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Watson, Ronald

2013 

West, Kenneth

1962

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Withers, Monica Mary

1997

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Wood, Edward Ralph

2014 

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Young, Robert

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Honorary MDS

1957

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Hossack, Frederic Albert

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Honorary MEd

1958

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Archbold, John

1954

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Bäckström, David Johannes

1951

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Bertie, Sophie Christie

2011

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Carr, Carol Ann

1968

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Hocking, Charles

1963

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Hoyos, Fabriciano Alexander

1967

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Whitfield, Oliver

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Honorary MMus

2005

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Crookes, David

1993

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Dodd, Gordon John

2017

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Tickell, Kathryn

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Honorary MSc

1961

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Barrett, Stanley George

2017

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Catty, Rob

1995

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Cooper, Angela (jointly with the University of Teesside)

1978

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Dunn, Thomas Cecil

2012

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Fildes, Gary

2004

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Harris, G W (Bill)

1949

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Hill, Barton Parkinson

1952

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Houstoun, Robert Henry Follett

2008

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Hudspeth, Derek

1992

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Hutchinson, John Fenwick

1998

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Jobling, Dennis

2009

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Lancaster, Rev Ronald

1976

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Spencer, Robert

1952

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Temperley, George William

1999

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Warner, Audrey

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Honorary Diploma in Crime Scene Examination

2006

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Ablett, Peter

2001

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Blakey, David

2000

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Marchant, Eddie

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Chancellor's Medal

2013 - Bott, Martin
2016 - Chambers, Richard
2011 - Cramp, Rosemary Jean
2010 - Doyle, A Ian
2014 - Emeleus, Henry
2014 - Knight, David M
2015 - Martin, Alan Douglas
2013 - Moss, Ann
2012 - Prestwich, Michael
2015 - Rhodes, Peter J
2016 - Simmons, Ian
2017 - Thomas, David
2017 - Watson, John Richard
2011 - Wolfendale, Sir Arnold (Whittaker)
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Honorary Award - Dunelmensis Award

2010 - Barker, Graham
2012 - Dyson, Henry
2013 - Gregory, Steve
2016 - Groves, Lilian
2010 - Klein, Robert Dale
2016 - Salaun, Patrick
2016 - Wang, Ocean
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Honorary Award - Excellence in Teaching and Learning award

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Honorary Award - Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award

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