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Honorary degrees - June 2008

Thursday 12 June 2008

Younger Hall, University of St Andrews.

Figures from the worlds of academia, acting and sport will be awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews later this month (Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 June 2008).

They include actress Dame Judi Dench, golfer Renee Powell, philosopher René Girard and environmentalist George Monbiot.

The ceremonies will take place in Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews.

Details are as follows -

Tuesday 24 June 2.30pm

Dame Judi Dench, Actress - Hon DLitt (Doctor of Letters)

Dr Simon Campbell, Leading British Pharmaceutical Scientist and Chemist - Hon DSc (Doctor of Science)

Wednesday 25 June 10.30am

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright, Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry - Hon MD (Doctor of Medicine)

Professor Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University - Hon DLitt (Doctor of Letters)

Wednesday 25 June 2.30pm

Baroness Helena Kennedy, Distinguished Lawyer - Hon LLD (Doctor of Laws)

Renee Powell, Professional Golfer - Hon LLD (Doctor of Laws)

Thursday 26 June 10.30am

Henning Mankell, Swedish Novelist, Playwright, Director - Hon DLitt (Doctor of Letters)

Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-President of Research, Manchester University - Hon DSC (Doctor of Science)

Thursday 26 June 2.30pm

Adam Hochschild, Author and Journalist - Hon DLitt (Doctor of Letters)

Friday 27 June 10.30am

Major General George Cowan, Distinguished career in the Royal Medical Army Corps - Hon MD (Doctor of Medicine)

George Monbiot, Environmentalist - Hon DSc (Doctor of Science)

Professor Sir Kenneth Murray, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh - Hon DSc (Doctor of Science)

Friday 27 June 2.30pm

René Girard, Critic and Culture Theorist and Philosopher - DLitt (Doctor of Letters)


NOTE TO PICTURE EDITORS:

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