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onorary degrees are the highest recognition the University of Bath can confer. In the five decades since the University was founded we have been able to recognise some remarkable men and women and their achievements. This commemorative publication is a tribute to all our honorary graduates and your accomplishments. It is a small way to show our appreciation for the part you have played in our first half century and to thank you for your support. Your success and association with the University continues to inspire our community, to reflect the values we aspire to and to be a great source of pride. I sincerely hope that you, in turn, can be proud of your link with this University, its success, its rising reputation and its ambitions for the future. HRH The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO Chancellor (Honorary LLD 2013)








Cover image Š University of Bath Procession from the Guildhall to Bath Abbey during the 2011 Summer Graduation Ceremonies.


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On top of our game In 1966, the University of Bath was little more than a single building in a field on the outskirts of Bath. Today, it is one of the country’s top universities.


f there’s one thing that defines the University of Bath, it’s our ambition. It was only 50 years ago that we received our Royal Charter, and yet today we are a leading university setting the standards for others to follow. Our plan is clear – to deliver worldclass research and teaching, and to provide a nurturing environment for enterprising minds. Our growing reputation, both nationally and internationally, confirms that it’s working.

The Times Good University Guide and 85 per cent of our employed graduates move into the highest level jobs with above average salaries when they start.

Research The Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK Higher Education Institutions, found 87 per cent of our research ‘world-leading’. They also placed us 12th in the research quality ranking of all UK universities.

International THE named us in the top 100 ‘most international’ universities in the world. We support international exchange and study programmes, have worldwide business, higher education and research partnerships and almost a third of our students come from overseas.

Teaching Times Higher Education (THE) found our students the most satisfied in the country in its 2015 survey. We also came first in the National Student Survey in both 2013 and 2014. We are in the top 10 for best graduate prospects according to the Sunday Times and

We approach our anniversary as the best university under 50 in Europe (QS Top 50 under 50), and we’re confident that by remaining ambitious and following our plan we can stay on top of our game.

Partnerships We have a strong network of academic, business, voluntary and public sector partners. We are also part of the GW4 Alliance with the universities of Bristol, Exeter and Cardiff, bringing together our individual strengths to address the biggest questions.

From top: Dr Jean van den Elsen, Sam Berry (BA Coach Education & Sports Development 2012) on placement in Cape Town. Left: The University of Bath’s Claverton Down campus overlooking the city of Bath, a UNESCO world heritage site. Our highest honour - 1966 - 2016


Working together Behind every great university is a great community. Thanks to you, we have one of the best.

Community is at the centre of everything we do at the University of Bath. From our interdisciplinary approach to research, to the support our alumni offer current students, we know we’re at our best when we’re working together. You are an important part of that community. Whether inspiring our students or focussing our ambitions, you must never underestimate the part you play in making us the world-class university we are today. Here are just some of the ways that we are working together with our honorary graduates. Dr Jonathan Milner (BSc Applied Biology 1988, Honorary DSc 2013) is the founder and CEO of Abcam, the world’s leading antibody company. In 2015 he gave our University its largest ever single donation of £5m to found the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education. Peter Gabriel (Honorary DMus 1996) has released 11 solo studio albums, numerous live albums and written music for three films since leaving the band Genesis. He founded WOMAD in 1980 and co-founded The Elders and WITNESS. Peter’s Real World Studios have hosted a University of Bath concert by the Cavaleri Quartet. David Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE KStJ DL (Honorary LLD 1998) is the first man to have reached the geographic and magnetic North and South Poles as well as climb the highest peaks in all seven continents. He regularly organises talks on campus for both the University and local community.

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Dr Cary Adams (BSc Economics, Computing and Statistics 1985, MBA 2002, Honorary DHealth 2015) is the CEO of the Union for International Cancer Control, which has a membership of over 900 organisations in more than 155 countries. He recently chaired an event for students and graduates looking for charity, NGO or policy careers, and is the leader of our alumni group in Geneva, Switzerland. Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS FREng (Honorary DEng 2000) is an inventor, designer and founder of Dyson. Through the James Dyson Foundation he supports engineering scholars and funds our new Dyson Chair of Design Engineering. He also officially opened our multi-million pound 4 West building on campus. Dr Raymond F. Schinazi (BSc Chemistry 1972, PhD Chemistry 1976, Honorary DSc 2006) is the Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University, United States. More than 94 per cent of people with HIV in the US on combination therapy take at least one of the drugs he invented. It is estimated that his work has saved more than three million lives worldwide. The Raymond F. Schinazi International Exchange Programme supports exchange between Emory University and the University of Bath. Pianist, Professor Joanna MacGregor (Honorary DMus 2008) is Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School and Festival, and Visiting Musician at Oriel College, Oxford. She gave a recital at the opening of The Edge, our new arts and management building.

Justin King CBE (BSc Business Administration 1983, Honorary DBA 2009) is Vice Chairman and Head of Portfolio Businesses of Terra Firma and former CEO of Sainsbury’s. He has been named Most Admired Business Leader by Management Today as well as Britain’s Most Impressive Businessman in the IPSOS-MORI Captains of Industry Report. He supports some of our brightest sports stars with his King Scholarship.

“I feel incredibly honoured and proud to have received my honorary degree and I am very grateful that it has allowed me to be a part of this success and to contribute to the next phase of growth.” Dr Jonathan Milner

“My time at Bath studying business was a key stepping stone to my future success and to have this recognised is a real honour!”

“My years as an undergraduate and graduate student had a profound impact on my research career. I continue to support my alma mater with pride and passion.” Dr Raymond F. Schinazi

From top, left to right: Justin King CBE, David Hempleman-Adams, Dr Cary Adams, Professor Joanna MacGregor, Dr Raymond F. Schinazi, Peter Gabriel. Opposite page: Dr Jonathan Milner.

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Engineering The University of Bath has an excellent reputation for engineering and design, regularly topping national league tables. Many of our brightest students are supported by a scholarship, and since donated scholarships began eight years ago over 1000 students across the University have been given the chance to achieve their best with us.

“I was honoured and thrilled to receive an honorary degree from the University of Bath. A highlight of the ceremony was speaking to a room full of budding entrepreneurs and business leaders as they embark on the next stage of their careers.” Rob Law MBE

Lord Ribeiro CBE (Honorary DEng 2012) was a Consultant General Surgeon at Basildon Hospital and President of the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2004 he was awarded the CBE for his ‘immeasurable’ services to medicine, and in 2008 he was made Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to medicine. In 2010, he was appointed The Lord Ribeiro of Achimoto in the Republic of Ghana and of Ovington in the County of Hampshire.

Rob Law MBE (Honorary DEng 2015) is the founder and director of Trunki, the brand behind the children’s ride-on suitcase. He has never let cystic fibrosis hold him back, working in New York, Taiwan, Australia and for some of the UK’s leading design consultancies before setting up his own company in 2006. He is a regular on the lecturing circuit, inspiring the next generation of British designers, and patron of the Sixty-Five Roses Club, designed for donors who support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Rob Law was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to business.

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Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS FREng Honorary DEng 2000


f you were to ask 100 people to name a famous engineer, the chances are Sir James Dyson would top the list. The British inventor’s unique designs have made him, and his eponymous creations, a household name. Sir James’ first invention after leaving the Royal College of Art was the Ballbarrow, released in 1974. It was an ingenious idea which, as the name suggests, replaced the wheel from a wheelbarrow with a ball. Not only did this make it more stable and easier to

steer, it also made it less likely to get stuck in the mud. To some inventors one great idea in a lifetime would have been enough, but not so for Sir James. His drive to ‘make things that work better’ saw him turn his attention to his clogged vacuum cleaner. The rest, as they say, is history. But what all his later inventions, including the Dyson Air Multiplier™, Dyson 363 Eye™ robot vacuum and Dyson Pure Cool™ Link, have in common with the Ballbarrow is their ability to solve a problem in a surprising new way. It’s this originality that is key to Sir James’ success and what makes him

such an inspiration to the engineers and designers in our community. It’s also why our students are so keen to have a placement with Dyson. Through his James Dyson Foundation, Sir James aims to encourage the next generation of design engineers. That’s why the Foundation supports undergraduate and PhD scholars at the University of Bath and funds our new Dyson Chair of Design Engineering, Professor Gareth Jones, to help turn these students' ideas into reality.

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Business The Complete University Guide ranked the University of Bath as the best place in the UK to study Business and Management in 2016. A key to our success is the importance we place on practical experience. That’s why over 80 per cent of undergraduates from our School of Management, and 60 per cent across the University, undertake a work placement.

“ (Brian) was very proud and grateful for receiving an honorary degree – not least because he wanted young people to learn by his experience – they need not come from a privileged background but could succeed by dint of imagination and hard work.” Margaret Roper

Bharat Shah (BPharm Pharmacy 1971, Honorary DBA 2011) was an early student to graduate from the University of Bath. After graduating, he worked as a pharmacist in Bath, before returning to Kenya where he was a pharmacy manager. He later returned to the UK and became the owner of three independent pharmacies. In 1982 Bharat started Sigma Pharmaceuticals Plc, a medicines and surgical dressings distribution business. Bharat won the 2003 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and 2004 GG2 Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2006 Sigma was listed as one of the top 100 companies in Management Today.

Brian Roper MBE (Honorary DBA 2009) was a local businessman and long-time supporter of the University. The Roper Student Services Centre on campus is named in his family’s honour. He was awarded an MBE for his services to local charities and, shortly before his death in 2014, both he and his wife, Margaret, were made Freemen of the City of Bath. Roper Rhodes Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of bathroom furniture and bathroom products, is now run by his sons, Paul and Mark, who continue their father’s legacy of support here at Bath.

“My honorary doctorate recognised and enriched the terrific relationship I have with the University. I love working with their students, their academics and watching the University go from strength to strength.” Margaret Heffernan Honorary DBA 2011

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Margaret Heffernan Honorary DBA 2011


hen people say ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person’ they could quite easily be talking about Margaret Heffernan. Fortunately for us, the Texas born entrepreneur, author and allround business guru still finds time to act as our Entrepreneur in Residence. For 13 years, Margaret Heffernan wrote, directed, produced and commissioned dramas and documentaries for BBC radio and

television in the UK. She also ran the trade association IPPA, which represents the interests of independent film and television producers. Looking for new opportunities, Ms Heffernan moved back to the US in the early nineties where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard & Poor's. She then became Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and iCast Corporation. In that time she was named one of the ‘Top 25’ by Streaming Media magazine and ranked in the ‘Top 100 Media

Executives’ by The Hollywood Reporter. Margaret Heffernan has written five books, one of which – Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril – was a finalist for the Financial Times Best Business Book Award in 2011, and was named one of the most important business books of the last decade. Over five million people have been inspired by her TED talks online. Our community is lucky enough to regularly hear her talk on campus, where she encourages the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders here at Bath. Our highest honour - 1966 - 2016


Science Our research is world-leading. And that’s not just our opinion. REF, which assesses the quality of research in UK Higher Education Institutions, defined 87 per cent of our research as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. By working together across departments and alongside our partners we are leading the way and changing lives.

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“It is such an honour to receive this degree and I share it with all the brilliant people who make TeenTech possible. The world of Science and Tech is expanding rapidly and it's so important to help young people understand how very much they belong here.”

Space scientist, Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE (Honorary DSc 2014), presents The Sky At Night on BBC4 and CBeebies Stargazing. Her television career also includes presenting BBC2’s Do We Really Need The Moon? and Do We Really Need Satellites? She has worked on the Gemini Telescope in South America, codeveloped hand-held landmine detectors and spearheaded work on an optical subsystem for the James Webb Space Telescope that is replacing the Hubble. She also runs Science Innovation Ltd, a company set up to get more children interested in space science. She was awarded an MBE in 2009 for her services to science.

Maggie Philbin

Maggie Philbin (Honorary DSc 2015) is best known as a presenter on programmes such as Tomorrow’s World, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Bang Goes the Theory. In 2015, she was voted the fourth most influential woman in IT by Computer Weekly magazine, shortly after becoming President of the Institution of Engineering Designers. This was in recognition of her work with TeenTech, which she created in 2008 to inspire tomorrow’s innovators. She is a patron of the Daphne Jackson Trust and Council of Professors and Heads of Computing, and won the award for Communication and Outreach in the WISE Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards.

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Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS Honorary DSc 1981


t’s hard to write about Sir David Attenborough without using the term ‘national treasure’. Though it is always used with great respect and affection, it seems somehow too limiting for a man whose influence goes far beyond these shores and whose work is as vital and inspiring now as it has ever been. David Attenborough’s broadcasting career spans more than 60 years,

starting in 1952 when he joined the BBC as a trainee. In 1954 he launched the Zoo Quest series, which took him around the world in search of animals. His assured manner and enthusiasm for the subject made Zoo Quest a success for a decade. In 1965 he became Controller of BBC2, which was, then, less than a year old. After seeing the channel established, and the first in Europe to transmit in colour, he was made Director of Programmes in charge of both BBC1 and BBC2. Sir David later returned to programmes and set about making

what was the most ambitious series ever produced by the BBC at the time, Life on Earth. It received universal acclaim and is still shown around the world today. The Living Planet and The Trials of Life completed the Life trilogy in 1990. Along with countless distinctions, Sir David was knighted in 1985, made a Companion of Honour in 1996 and received the Order of Merit in 2005. David Attenborough is an inspiration to so many people, and we are proud to call him a member of our community.

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30 St Mary Axe (commonly known as The Gherkin) was designed by Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM (Honorary DSc 1986). His company, Foster + Partners, was established in London in 1967, and since then has received over 700 awards and citations for excellence and won more than 140 international and national competitions. In 1990 he was granted a Knighthood, and in 1999 was honoured with a Life Peerage. It’s likely that many of today’s software developers would have started out on a ZX Spectrum. The 8-bit home computer, released in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, brought gaming and basic programming to a mass audience, and still commands devoted followers today. Sir Clive Sinclair (Honorary DSc 1983) also produced the Sinclair Executive, an electronic pocket calculator, and the folding A-Bike. He was knighted in 1983 for services to industry. Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle (Honorary DSc 1967) was a Royal Air Force officer who invented the turbojet engine. He and two retired RAF servicemen formed Power Jets Ltd to build his engine, and in 1937 a prototype was made. The Gloster-Whittle E.28/39, the first British aircraft to fly with a turbojet engine, made its maiden flight in 1941. From top: The ZX Spectrum, turbojet engine. Opposite page: 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) where we officially launched our Look Further fundraising campaign in June 2015.

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Laws By bringing together our research strengths, we’re able to inform and influence government policy. Our new Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement is addressing the complex challenges facing the UK’s health and social care systems and our Tobacco Control Research Group is making sure tobacco companies are held to account.

“Having achieved absolutely nothing academically in my youth, I was the proverbial square peg in a round hole. I do not take recognition for achievements in any form lightly and the honorary degree bestowed upon me from a university as prestigious as Bath leaves me humbled and extremely proud.” Midge Ure OBE (Honorary LLD 2010) enjoyed success during the 1970s and 1980s in Thin Lizzy, Slik, Rich Kids, and Visage, but is probably best known for the band Ultravox and the creation of the Band Aid single Do they know it’s Christmas? Together with Bob Geldof, Midge organised the global concert Live Aid which brought their fundraising for famine relief in Africa to an estimated £150 million. He remains a Band Aid Trustee and his work with charities has included the musical directorship of projects for the Prince’s Trust and Breakthrough. He is also an ambassador for Save the Children.

His Excellency Khalil Mohammed Sharif Foulathi (BSc Economics 1975, Honorary LLD 2011), is a Member of the Board and Senior Deputy Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He also acts as Advisor to His Highness Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He has served as Director General in the Private Office of the late President and has been Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of the UAE (20082012), and Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce. He is a great supporter of our University and President of our alumni network in the UAE.

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Dr Aung San Suu Kyi Honorary LLD 1998


ung San Suu Kyi paid a heavy price for her belief in political reform and free elections for Myanmar (Burma). However, her nonviolent struggle for democracy and human rights won her a Nobel Peace Prize and the status of political icon around the world. Aung San Suu Kyi has politics in her blood. Her father, General Aung San, is considered by many as ‘Father of the Nation’ of Myanmar. He helped to bring

about independence from British rule in 1948, but never got to see the country he loved free, as he was assassinated just six months earlier, when Ms Suu Kyi was two years of age. During the sixties, Aung San Suu Kyi moved away from Myanmar, first to Delhi and then to Oxford where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. It was there that she met her husband, Dr Michael Aris. Aung San Suu Kyi had two children in England and then moved back to Rangoon to look after her sick mother in 1988, a time of huge political unrest

in her country. In September 1988, the army seized power in a coup and within a year Dr Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest. She would remain so for 15 years, despite her National League for Democracy (NLD) party winning elections in 1990 which were later nullified. In November last year, Aung San Suu Kyi led the NLD to victory in Myanmar’s first openly contested election in 25 years. At immeasurable personal cost she has finally delivered democracy to her country. We are privileged to call her a part of our community. Our highest honour - 1966 - 2016


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The Rt Hon The Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon KBE PC (Honorary LLD 2001) served in the Royal Marines between 1959 and 1972 and saw active service as a Commando Officer. In 1965, he commanded a Special Boat Section in the Far East. He later joined the Foreign Office and in 1979 stood as Liberal Parliamentary candidate for Yeovil. He was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats in 1988 and was appointed as a Privy Councillor. He received a KBE in 2000 and a peerage in 2001. Lord Ashdown was awarded the GCMG in 2006, for his work in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Hon Mrs Mary Robinson (Honorary LLD 2009) was President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. She has served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for both the Great Lakes region of Africa, and Climate Change. She is currently the Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business and is a board member of several organisations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the European Climate Foundation. She is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. The Rt Hon The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead OM (Honorary LLD 1978) was Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Deputy Leader of the Labour party when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister. In 1976 he was appointed President of the European Commission, the only British holder of this office to date, and in 1981, as one of the “Gang of Four”, he formed the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He received a life peerage in 1987 and, in addition to his political career, he was also a noted historian, biographer and writer. Clockwise from top left: The Hon Mrs Mary Robinson, The Rt Hon The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, The Rt Hon The Lord Ashdown, The Lord Tugendhat.

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The Lord Tugendhat (Honorary LLD 1998) was the Chancellor of our University between 1998 and 2013. He has been a member of the House of Lords since 1993, is a member of the EU Select Committee and was Chairman of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust until December 2011. He is a former Chairman of Abbey National plc and of Blue Circle Industries plc. He was a VicePresident of the European Commission and before that a Conservative MP for the City of London and Westminster South. He was knighted in 1990 and is a Freeman of the City of London. As Chancellor, he presided over the graduation of nearly half of all students who have been through the University.

“I was absolutely thrilled as well as honoured to be asked to receive an honorary degree from 'my West Country university', Bath. I have looked on afterwards with great pride at the University’s achievements.” The Rt Hon The Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon KBE PC

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“I’m absolutely honoured to have been given an honorary degree from the University of Bath. To be recognised by an institution as renowned and as esteemed as Bath is a great privilege and something I’m immensely proud of. Sincerest thanks to everyone at the University.” Ellie Simmonds OBE

“Bath is my home and to receive such an award from the University is a very much appreciated distinction.”

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Ellie Simmonds OBE (Honorary LLD 2013) is a four-time Paralympic champion who currently holds 10 world records. She won her first Paralympic medal at just 13 years old, became the youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2008 and then the youngest recipient of an MBE at the age of 14. Ellie has continued to dominate her sport, winning 14 World and 10 European titles. She was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours and is an inspiration to our Olympic and Paralympic athletes who train at Bath.

Sir Ian Botham OBE (Honorary LLD 2008) is a former England test cricketer and test team captain, current cricket commentator and Somerset stalwart. With 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, he is generally regarded as England’s greatest ever all-rounder. He has been a prodigious fundraiser for charitable causes, undertaking a total of 12 long-distance charity walks. Sir Ian was knighted for his services to charity in 2007 and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

Clockwise from top left: Sir Ian Botham, Ellie Simmonds, Jack Rowell, Baroness Grey-Thompson.

Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE (Honorary LLD 2010) has won 16 medals in five Paralympic Games, including 11 golds, and was a six times winner of the London Wheelchair Marathon. She holds 30 world records, is a patron of the British Paralympic Association and was appointed to the House of Lords as a non-party political cross bench peer in 2010. Jack Rowell OBE (Honorary LLD 1994) is a former Rugby Union coach of both Bath and England. Bath won eight John Player/Pilkington Cups and six League Championships and England, two Five Nations Championships with one a Grand Slam, when he was team coach. In percentage terms of games won, Rowell is England's most successful Rugby Union coach and was awarded an OBE for services to the game. Until last year, he was a member of the University’s School of Management Advisory Board, sharing the experience he’d gained during a successful business career.

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Letters We know that inspiration can strike at any time. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to open our Library and Learning Centre 24 hours a day. With over 500,000 books and periodicals, journals, databases and a substantial archive, we’re confident that we’re giving our students the tools they need to succeed, when they need them.

“I am honoured to have been made a Doctor of Literature almost 30 years ago by this splendid university in this delightful city of Bath, and I’m sure the University will continue to go from strength to strength.”

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Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Maggie Smith CH DBE (Honorary DLitt 1986) has had a prodigious film and television career spanning over 60 years. She has appeared in over 50 films and has won numerous awards for acting including two Oscars, five BAFTAs, three Emmys, three Golden Globes, four Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Tony. She also received the BAFTA Special Award, the BAFTA Fellowship, and the Special Olivier Award. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 and Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in 2014.

Fay Weldon CBE FRSL (Honorary DLitt 1988) is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and essayist. Her novels include The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Puffball and The Cloning of Joanna May, and more recently, a trilogy set in Edwardian times, Love and Inheritance. In 1971, Weldon wrote the first episode of the landmark television series Upstairs, Downstairs, for which she won a Writers' Guild award for Best British TV Series Script. She is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and ‘lives on a hilltop in windswept Dorset’.

“It’s always encouraging when the wise leaders of a noble institution notice what one is up to and honour it!” Ms Fay Weldon

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Sir Terry Pratchett OBE Honorary DLitt 2003


ir Terry Pratchett knew about Death. He knew Death likes cats and curries and he knew he rides a horse called Binky. He also knew that there was only one way to face his own – with the same wit and wisdom that made him one of the UK’s best-selling authors of all time. With more than 85 million sold worldwide in 37 languages, if you don’t own one of Sir Terry’s books yourself, you probably know someone who does. His unique mix of the fantastical and the

comical made him the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s. The Carpet People, his first novel, was published in 1971, but it was his first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, that really captured the public’s imagination. Discworld would be the setting for a further 40 novels. Sir Terry won countless awards for his writing, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998, and in 2009 was knighted for services to literature. In December 2007, Sir Terry announced that he was suffering from

Alzheimer's Disease, and spent the remainder of his life as a campaigner for greater understanding of the condition. In 2012, he helped the BBC Lifeline team promote the work of the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE). RICE is an internationally renowned dementia research and treatment centre affiliated with the University of Bath. Sir Terry’s final tweet on 12 March last year simply read ‘The End’. But his work, as an author and campaigner, will live on. We are proud to call him a member of our community.

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Health, Medicine and Education We offer our students the best opportunity to reach their academic and sporting potential. Our world-class Sports Training Village means that the most talented sportsmen and women can train to Olympic standard whilst learning from some of the best teaching staff in the country.

“I believe that the honour awarded to me was also given in recognition of the enormous work that so many of us in Jordan have done over decades to improve education and educational opportunities for young Jordanians. I look forward to continued cooperation between the University and educational institutions in Jordan.” HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan Professor Jeff Thompson CBE (Honorary EdD 2014) has made an enormous contribution to the development of education, holding numerous leadership roles including Chair of the first working group charged with developing the national curriculum. His involvement in the development of the International Baccalaureate led to the Jeff Thompson Research Award, which funds teachers worldwide. He is on the board of numerous international schools, and is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Alliance for International Education. Professor Thompson has been at the University of Bath since 1979, in roles including Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

Malcolm Arnold OBE (Honorary EdD 2013) is one of the most successful athletics coaches in the UK. In a career that spans more than 40 years, the athletes he has coached have won more than 60 major championship competitions. He coached his first Olympic winner, John-Akii Bua from Uganda, at the 1972 Olympics. Since then, here at the University, he has coached, amongst others, Colin Jackson, Dai Greene and Eilidh Child. He has been involved in 12 Olympic Games – from Mexico 1968 to London 2012. He is Head Coach of the British Athletics Regional Performance Centre here at the University.

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HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan Honorary EdD 2015


rincess Sarvath El Hassan is a fearless and unwavering educational pioneer, transforming the opportunities available for young people within Jordan and throughout the region. Her Royal Highness founded the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) in 1981, the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate in the Middle East. Many of its programmes have now been adopted nationally, including the El Hassan Youth Award (an affiliate of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme). She still chairs its

Board of Trustees and, after 35 years, ABS continues to break ground in achievement and innovation. She served on the Council of Foundation of the International Baccalaureate Organization for many years, with whom she maintains close ties, most recently opening their new Examination Centre in Cardiff. The Young Muslim Women’s Association (YMWA), of which she was a patron, founded the YMWA Princess Sarvath Community College to provide young women from disadvantaged backgrounds with the professional skills needed to earn an independent living. Her Royal Highness established the Jordanian United World Colleges

National Selection Committee, was a member of the International Council of the UK based Voluntary Services Overseas, and of the Council of UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture. She is President of the Centre for Phonetics Research at the University of Jordan, Patron of the Malath Foundation for Humanistic Care and Patron of the Jordanian Association for Phenylketonuria and the Jordanian Osteoporosis Prevention Society. Her Royal Highness recently helped secure an agreement between ourselves and the ABS in Jordan, as part of our wider partnership with the region.

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Arts The University of Bath is commited to the arts. The Edge, our new arts and management centre, not only offers a vibrant programme of visual arts, theatre, dance and music to our community, but also gives those students who come to us with a love of the arts, a space in which to pursue their passion. “I was delighted to receive the honorary degree from such a prestigious university as Bath. Travelling through the last 45 years of pop culture has been an incredible experience for me, and no doubt many of Bath’s students have helped me to develop this amazing event. I follow the progress of the University’s development with great interest and excitement!” Michael Eavis CBE (Honorary DArts 2004) is an English dairy farmer best known as the founder of Glastonbury Festival, which takes place on his farm in Pilton, Somerset. Inspired by a visit to the Bath Blues festival in the late 1960s, Michael decided to have a go at it himself in 1970. The Festival did not make a profit for several years, but when it did, Michael began to look for good causes to support. Now, the Festival aims to raise two million pounds each Festival year in aid of Greenpeace, Oxfam and WaterAid, as well as hundreds of local causes.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC (Honorary DMus 2005) is a worldrenowned soprano from New Zealand. Her portrayal of the Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro dazzled audiences in 1971 and she continued to do so for 40 years in her opera career, receiving countless accolades for her singing from around the world. Though no longer singing opera, she frequently performs in concerts and recitals and supports young opera singers in launching their careers.

Mr Michael Eavis CBE

“I’ve often toured productions to the Theatre Royal Bath and always feel at home in the city. It gives me great pleasure to be an honorary graduate of the University.” Sir Ian McKellen CH CBE

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Sir Ian McKellen CH CBE Honorary DArts 2001


rom Gandalf to Estragon, Lear to Mel Hutchwright, few actors have made such a broad range of characters their own. It’s hardly any wonder Sir Ian McKellen is considered one of the world’s finest actors. Sir Ian McKellen has won almost every film, theatre and television award available. And if he hasn’t won them, he’s been nominated for them, including twice for an Oscar. Becoming a professional actor in 1961 after reading English at Cambridge,

Sir Ian undertook three years’ apprenticeship in regional theatre companies before making his West End debut in A Scent of Flowers. In 1965 he became a member of Sir Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company and in the 1970s and 1980s performed frequently at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, where he played several leading Shakespearean roles including Macbeth and Iago. Both Macbeth and Othello were adapted into television films, and in 1995, he played the title role in the film version of Richard III, which he

co-produced and co-wrote. Sir Ian has starred in numerous films during his career: three of his favourites are Gods and Monsters, Richard III and, most recently, Mr Holmes. Sir Ian was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, knighted in 1991 and, in 2008, was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and equality, for his work as co-founder of the LGBT rights lobby group, Stonewall. For his work as an actor and as a campaigner for LGBT issues we are proud to call him a member of our community. Our highest honour - 1966 - 2016


Anniversary year honorary graduates We have welcomed 15 new honorary graduates so far this year. They come from all walks of life and each has made a significant contribution in their field. We are delighted that they could play a part in helping us celebrate this, our golden year.

Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) Dr Randy Newcomb (MSc Development Studies 1989) Lord Foster of Bath (MEd Education 1983) Ms Elizabeth Bingham OBE Ms Neelie Kroes Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Mr Stephen Kelly (BSc Business Administration 1984) Mr Kirit Patel MBE Honorary Doctor of Engineering (DEng) Mr David Medlock DL Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton CBE (Honorary LLD 2016) is a footballing legend. He was a member of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or. Sir Bobby made his debut with Manchester United in 1956, and played almost all of his club football with the team. After visiting Cambodia in 2008 he became involved in the many challenges faced by communities living in areas contaminated by landmines. Three years later he founded the charity Find A Better Way, which funds research, here at Bath, into improved landmine detection technology, mine-avoidance education for people who live in former conflict zones, and research into improved prosthesis and regenerative medicine.

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John Cleese (Honorary DClinPsy 2016) is known the world over as an actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He is a founding member of the hugely influential Monty Python team who produced Monty Python's Flying Circus and films including Monty Python’s The Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He co-wrote and starred in the sitcom Fawlty Towers in the seventies, during which time he also co-founded a series of benefit shows, The Secret Policeman's Ball, to raise money for the human rights organisation, Amnesty International. With the family therapist, Robin Skynner, he wrote Families and How to Survive Them and Life and How to Survive It.

Mr Roger Whorrod OBE (BSc Electrical Engineering 1965, MSc Electrical Engineering 1970) Honorary Doctor of Health (DHealth) Mrs Sue Whorrod Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) Dr Fiona Marshall FMedSci, FBPhS, FRSB (BSc Biochemistry 1987) Professor Uta Frith DBE (Hon), FRS, FBA, FMedSci Honorary Doctor of Education (EdD) Professor Massimo Banzi Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus) Dr Michael Painting (BSc Economics 1974, PhD Humanities & Social Sciences 1980)

Our honorary graduates The following pages list those who hold an honorary degree in either engineering, business, science, laws, letters, health, medicine and education, or the arts.


Honorary Master of Business Administration (MBA) Malaysian

Honorary Doctor of Engineering (DEng) Mr Tony Best Dr Jean Botti Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Sir David Brown FIEE FREng Dr Stephen Charlton Sir John Chisholm Sir CK Chow Mr Toby Churchill (BSc Engineering with French 1971) Mr John Coles CB FREng RCNC Professor The Lord Darzi of Denham OM KBE Mr Ron Dennis CBE Mr Michael Dickson CBE Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS FREng Mr Iain Gilmour Gray CBE Mr John Grimshaw CBE Sir Peter Hendy CBE Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng FIMarEST Mr Graham Hoare Dr Steve Huckvale (BSc Engineering 1972, PhD Engineering 1979) Mr Rob Law MBE Sir Terence Matthews OBE Sir David McMurtry CBE FREng Mr David Medlock DL Professor Michael Otlet Mr Gilbert Passin The Lord Ribeiro CBE Mr Andrew Ritchie MBE Dr Horst Schulte Professor Yonghua Song Mr Nigel Stein Ms Faith Wainwright MBE Mr Bill Whiteley (BSc Economics & Administration 1970) Mr Roger Whorrod OBE (BSc Electrical Engineering 1965, MSc Electrical Engineering 1970)

2013 2010 2011 2004 2008 2006 2001 2010 2001 2008 2013 2007 2000 2005 2008 2014 2002 2013 2007 2015 2006 2008 2016 2013 2015 2012 2014 2004 2014 2015 2014 2009 2016

Honorary Master of Engineering (MEng) Mr Harold Wassell OBE *


Business Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Professor Jean Bartunek Mr David Carpenter (BSc Social Sciences 1976) Ms Margaret Heffernan Mr Stephen Kelly (BSc Business Administration 1984) Mr Raymond Kelvin CBE Mr Justin King CBE (BSc Business Administration 1983) Mr Andrew Moss Mr Kirit Patel * Mr Brian Roper MBE * Mr Bharat Shah (BPharm Pharmacy 1971) Mr Bob Wigley (BSc Business Administration 1983) Mr Philip Williamson CBE

2015 2014 2011 2016 2007 2009 2013 2016 2009 2011 2008 2006

YBhg Datuk Khoo Eng Choo * Tan Sri Dato’ Jen (B) Zain Hashim Tan Sri Kishu Tirathrai

1998 1999 2001

Science Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE Professor Sir Geoffrey Allen FRS FREng FRSC (BPharm Pharmacy 1971) Dr Harold Allen CBE * Professor John Anderson * Professor Heather Angel Professor Harry Ansoff * The Rt Hon Eric Ashby * Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS Professor Eur Ing Wolfgang Backe DSc Professor Sir James Baddiley FRS FRSE * Dr Robert Ballard Sir Roger Bannister CBE DM (Oxon) FRCP Sir William Barlow FREng FIMechE FIEE FCGI * Sir Sydney Barratt * Sir Frederick Bawden * Professor Thomas Benjamin * Professor Sir Basil Blackwell * Sir Walter Bodmer FRS FIBiol FRCPath Dr John Bolton CBE * Sir Hermann Bondi KCB FRAS DSc * Sir Raymond Brown OBE * Professor Bruno Buchberger Dr Oliver Bulleid CBE * Dr Henry Bunker * Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux The Rt Hon The Lord Chilver FRS FREng * Dr Ralph Chirnside * Mr John F Coates DSc OBE * Professor Arthur Collar CBE * Sir David Collins CBE * Sir William Cook KCB * Sir Kenneth Corfield KT CE FEng FInstBM FIMechE * Sir Alan Cottrell FRS FREng * Sir Gordon Cox KBE * The Rt Hon The Lord Cuckney * Professor Barry Cunliffe CBE FBA FSA The Rt Hon The Lord Dahrendorf KBE FBA * Lord Frederick Dainton * Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB ADC (BSc Aeronautical Engineering 1976) Professor Peter Danckwerts * Professor Sir David Davies CBE FRS FREng Dr Duncan Davies * Sir George Dowty * Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE Dr Frank Duckworth MBE Professor John Dudley

2014 1985 1967 1979 1986 1980 1966 1981 1994 1986 1988 1984 1986 1972 1969 1989 1984 1988 1986 1974 1980 2005 1967 1970 1997 1986 1967 1989 1971 1976 1975 1982 1973 1973 1991 1984 1977 1970 2013 1983 1997 1981 1966 2010 2015 2015

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Ms Sue Duncan (BSc Sociology 1975) Professor Sir Ronald Edwards KBE * Professor Sir Samuel Edwards FRS DSc * Professor Sir Roger Elliott FRS Mr David Embleton Dr Glyn England FREng FIEE FIMechE * Professor Leopold Escande * Professor Sir Christopher Evans OBE PhD CBiol FIBiol CChem FRSE Professor Sir Martin Evans FMedSci FRS Sir Harold Finniston * Dr David Fishlock OBE * Dr Brian Ford OBE Professor Sir Hugh Ford FRS FREng * Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM Sir Charles Frank OBE * Professor Uta Frith DBE (Hon) FRS FBA FMedSci Dr Ed Gilby Sir George Godber GCB * Professor Margaret Gowing * Emeritus Professor Robin Grove-White Sir Arnold Hall * Dr Hermann Hauser CBE FRS Sir William Hawthorne CBE FRS FREng FIMechE * Dr Ernest Herbert * Professor John Heslop-Harrison * Professor Dame Julia Higgins DBE FRS FREng Dr Rodney Hill FRS * The Rt Hon The Lord Hinton OM KBE FRS * Professor Nigel Hitchin DPhil FRS Professor Sir Tony Hoare FRS FREng Professor Dorothy Hodgkin * Dr Neil Holloway (BSc Mathematical Studies w Plcmt 1982) Sir Stanley Hooker CBE * Professor Judith Howard CBE FRS The Lord Hunt of Chesterton CB FRS Sir Robert Hunt CBE * Professor Martin Hyland Sir David Jack CBE FRS FRSE * Professor Fritz John * Professor Betty Johnson MBE * Dame Louise N Johnson DBE FRS * Dr Chris Jones (BPharm Pharmacy 1980, PhD Pharmacy & Pharmacology 1988) Professor Trevor Jones CBE The Rt Hon Aubrey Jones * Sir Emrys Jones * Professor Peter Jost CBE CEng FIMMechE FM * Professor Howard Kearns OBE * Lord Kearton of Whitchurch OBE * Dr Geoffrey Kellaway * Professor David Kendall FRS * Dr George Kersley OBE * Professor Tom Kilburn CBE * Dr Peter King DSc * Professor Sir Hans Kornberg FRS FIBiol Dr Krisana Kraisintu (PhD Pharmacy & Pharmacology 1981) Dr Richard Laws CBE FRS * Professor Fritz Leonhardt * The Rt Hon The Lord Lewis of Newnham FRS FRSC * Professor Sir Michael Lighthill * Professor Stephen Lillicrap Mr Thomas Lönngren Dame Kathleen Lonsdale * Sir Bernard Lovell OBE FRS * Professor George Lunt OBE Sir Hamish Maclaren * Sir Ieuan Maddock CB OBE * Sir Robert Malpas CBE FREng FIChemE Dr Fiona Marshall (BSc Biochemistry 1987) Sir Kenneth Mather CBE * Professor Paul Matthews * Professor James Meade CB * Sir Alexander Merrison * Dr Jonathan Milner (BSc Applied Biology 1988) Sir Richard Morris CBE FREng * Dr Alexander Moulton CBE RDI FREng *

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2009 1966 1978 1991 2012 1981 1968 2001 2005 1977 1993 2005 1978 1986 1973 2016 2007 1979 1987 2011 1966 1990 1981 1973 1982 2005 1978 1966 2003 1993 1978 2008 1975 2005 1996 1979 2015 1987 1985 2004 2004 2015 2000 1966 1975 1990 1967 1966 1990 1986 1971 1979 1985 1980 2009 1991 1988 1995 1968 2004 2011 1969 1967 2008 1970 1978 1991 2015 1975 1983 1976 1977 2013 1981 1971

Dr James Nisbet * Sir Paul Nurse FRS Sir Charles Oatley OBE * Professor Eur Ing Frei Otto DSc * Dame Linda Partridge DBE CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci The Lord Penney OM KBE * Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS Ms Maggie Philbin The Lord David Phillips of Ellesmere * Professor Gordon Plotkin Professor John Postgate FRS FIBiol * Professor Fiona Powrie FRS (BSc Biochemistry 1985) Professor Rodney Quayle * Professor Gordon Rawcliffe * Professor Seymour Redshaw * Professor Tony Rees Professor Reginald Revans * Sir Derek Roberts CBE FRS FREng FInstP Professor Sir Richard Roberts FRS DSc Professor Andrew Robertson FRS DSc* Professor Frank Robinson CBE * The Lord Rogers of Riverside Dr Hugh Rogers * Professor Larry Rotherham CBE * The Rt Hon The Lord Rothschild GBE* Mr Alan Rousell Sir Alan Rudge CBE FRS FREng Professor Joseph Rykwert CBE Mr Martin Sadler OBE The Lord Sainsbury of Turville Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohamed Salleh Mohamed Yasin (PhD Biological Sciences 1980) Professor Norman Sartorius MD Dr Raymond Schinazi (BSc Chemistry 1972, PhD Chemistry 1976) Sir Peter Scott CBE * Professor Amartya Sen Hon CH FBA Professor Percival Sheppard * Sir Alfred Sims KCB OBE * Sir Clive Sinclair Dr Cosby Smallpeice * Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE FRS Professor Sarah Springman CBE FREng Professor Sir Henry Swinnerton-Dyer Bt DSc FRS Professor David Tabor DSc * Sir Robert Telford CBE DL FREng FIEE * Dr Frederick Tinnion * Dr Donald Turner * Professor Klaus Von Klitzing Dr Florence Wambugu (PhD Biological Sciences 1991) The Rt Hon Arnold Weinstock * Professor John Westwick Professor George Whitesides Dr Thomas Whittet CBE * Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle * Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes FRS FEng FIEE FBCS * Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson * Sir Robert Williams * Professor John Willis FRS Professor Lewis Wolpert CBE DIC FRS FRSL The Baroness Wootton of Abinger * Professor John Young *

1985 2002 1977 1980 2011 1966 1994 2015 1994 2013 1990 2015 1993 1976 1966 2009 1969 1982 1994 1969 1967 1994 1971 1976 1978 1989 1995 2000 2009 2008 2012 1990 2006 1979 1984 1976 1974 1983 1970 2013 2013 1981 1985 1984 1966 2000 1992 2009 1978 2012 2015 1968 1967 1987 1980 1977 2007 1997 1968 1974

Honorary Master of Science (MSc) Mr Stanley Hamilton * Mr John Hersee * Professor Kenneth J Murton * Mr Reginald Parker MIMechE MIProdE Mr Lionel Rolt *

1985 1999 1972 1982 1973

Laws Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG Dr Quazi Faruque Ahmed The Rt Hon The Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon KBE PC Dr Hanan Ashrawi Yang Mulia Raja Badiozaman * Sir John Banham DL Sir Kenneth Berrill GBE KCB * Ms Elizabeth Bingham OBE Sir Derek Birkin TD CCMI FRSA Sir Ian Botham OBE The Rt Hon Edward Boyle * Professor Jonathan Bradshaw CBE Mr Michael Briggs The Rt Hon The Lord Brittan of Spennithorne PC QC DL * Professor Gillian Brown CBE * Professor Ann Buchanan MBE (Diploma Applied Social Studies 1980) Mr David Bull CBE (MSc Development Studies 1975) Sir John Burgh KCMG CB * The Rt Hon the Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE PC The Rt Rev'd and The Rt Hon The Lord Carey of Clifton PC Sir Bryan Carsberg Sir Jack Cater KBE * Dr Betty Chan Po-King Sir Bobby Charlton CBE Dr John Clark * Dr Charles Clarke CBE * Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE Dr Jared Dixon * The Rt Rev'd Michael Doe Sir John Egan DL Dr Alexander Elkin * Professor Rod Flower FRS His Excellency Khalil Mohammed Sharif Foulathi (BSc Economics 1975) Lord Foster of Bath (MEd Education 1983) Lt-Gen Sir Robert Fry KCB CBE (BSc Economics & Administration 1973) Sir Christopher Gent Sir Richard Giordano KBE The Rt Hon Arnold Goodman * The Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE Mr Ian Hay Davison CBE Mr David Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE CStJ DL Sir Denys Henderson KT MA LLB LLD * Sir Douglas Henley KCB * Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE JSD FBA QC Dr Bob Holder Mr Tim Hollingsworth The Baroness Hollins Mr Bob Holman * The Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE Sir Julian Horn-Smith (MSc Business Administration 1979) Mr Antonio Horta-Osório Sir Robin Ibbs KBE * Professor Ian Jamieson OBE The Rt Hon The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead OM * The Lord Joffe CBE Dr DeAnne S Julius DGMG Ms Neelie Kroes Sir Edwin Leather KCMG KCVO * Sir Stuart Lipton The Baroness Lister of Burtersett CBE Mr Edward Luttwak The Rt Hon The Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT PC FRSE Sir Donald Maitland GCMG OBE * The Rt Hon The Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge * Professor Richard Mawditt OBE (MSc Business Administration 1983) The Rt Hon Horrace Maybray-King * Mr Lawrie McMenemy MBE Dr Leonard Medlock * The Rt Hon The Lord Yehudi Menuhin OM KBE * The Rt Hon Paul Methuen *

2010 1993 2001 1997 1996 1987 1974 2016 1998 2008 1968 2015 2002 1995 1981 2013 2009 1987 2004 1992 1996 1995 2015 2016 1972 1991 2014 1967 2002 1988 1990 2011 2011 2016 2014 2006 1998 1976 2010 1998 1998 1993 1981 2001 1987 2014 2014 2001 2012 2007 2012 1993 2010 1978 2006 2002 2016 1976 2005 2014 2004 1994 1995 1989 2008 1969 2015 1991 1969 1970

Sir Keith E Mills GBE DL Dr George Moore * Professor Rod Morgan Sir Philip Morris KCMG * Sir Alistair Morton * His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex Ms Beatrice Mtetwa Mr Simon Murray CBE Dr Randy Newcomb (MSc Development Studies 1989) Mr Howard Nicholson Professor Jim Norton FREng BEng CDir CITP CEng DEng FIoD FBCS FIET FRSA Sir Richard O'Brien DSO MC * Sir Peter Parker KBE * Dr Colin Parkes OBE Ms Sara Parkin OBE Ms Jan Paterson The Rt Hon The Lord Patten of Barnes CH PC Mr Roger Pedder * The Rt Hon Baroness Perry of Southwark Professor David Phillips CBE Mr Edgard Pisani Lord George Porter DSc * The Rt Rev'd Peter Price Lord Rees of Ludlow Professor Dame Teresa Rees DBE CBE The Rt Hon The Lord Rees-Mogg * Sir Peter Ricketts KCMG The Hon Mrs Mary Robinson Dame Anita Roddick DBE * Sir Denis Rooke OM CBE FRS FREng * Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell Mr Jack Rowell OBE Dr Aung San Suu Kyi Dame Cicely Saunders * Professor Peter Scott The Hon Raymond Seitz Sir Kenneth Selby * Mr Jim Sherwin Dame Stephanie Shirley DBE Miss Ellie Simmonds OBE The Rt Hon The Lord Simon of Highbury CBE Sir Roger Singleton CBE (MSc Public Policy 1981) Mr Ed Smith CBE The Rt Hon The Earl of Snowdon GCVO Dr Clive Stafford Smith OBE Mr Peter Sutherland KCMG Mr Jeremy Thring DL Dr Simon Thurley CBE The Lord Tugendhat Mr Midge Ure OBE Professor David VandeLinde Sir David Varney Dr Sergio Viaggio Baroness Eirene White of Rhymney * Dr Whitty Whitmore OBE * Dr Andreas Whittam Smith CBE Sir Nigel Wicks GCB CVO CBE The Rt Hon The Lord Williamson of Horton GCMG CB

2011 1968 2007 1966 1990 2013 2013 2005 2016 2012 2012 1981 1982 2013 2003 2014 2003 2012 1991 2013 1993 1995 2013 2015 2012 1977 2013 2009 1999 1987 2009 1994 1998 2005 1992 1993 1984 2007 2006 2013 1998 2011 2009 1989 2011 1995 2003 2010 1998 2010 2001 2006 2007 1983 1991 1988 1999 1999

Letters Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) Dr Rudolf Augstein * Royal Professor Ungku Aziz Mr Anthony Beevor FRSL Dr Horace Brand * Dr William Brandt * The Rt Hon Kenneth Clark OM KCB * Sir Arthur C Clarke CBE * Ms Anna Coote Mr David Cornwell (John Le Carré) Sir Neil Cossons OBE The Rt Hon Viscount Eccles * U A Fanthorpe CBE FRSL *

1983 1992 2010 1971 1981 1972 1988 1999 1998 1997 1972 2006

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Ms Mary Fedden OBE RA RWA * Professor Leonard Forster * Sir William Glock * Sir Peter Hall CBE Dr Adam Hart-Davis Dr Arnold Haskell CBE * The Rev'd Edward Henderson * Professor Ron Johnston OBE FBA FAcSS Sir John Keegan OBE FRSL * Mr Nigel Kennedy Mr Raymond Leppard CBE Professor Golo Mann * Ms June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI Ms Sara Miller McCune Ms Bel Mooney Professor John Morrison * Dame Iris Murdoch DBE * The Rt Rev'd Dr Michael Nazir-Ali Dr Simon Nora * The Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FBA Sir James Pitman * Dr Anthony Powell CH CBE * Sir Terry Pratchett OBE * The Lord Quirk CBE FBA Mrs Marjorie Reeves * Sir D'Arcy Reilly * Professor Sir Adam Roberts KCMG FBA The Baroness Seear of Paddington * Sir Peter Shaffer CBE FRSL * Dame Maggie Smith CH DBE Ms Dava Sobel Sir Wilfred Thesiger KBE * The Rt Rev'd Dr James Thompson * Sir Michael Tippett * The Baroness Warnock DBE Sir Douglas Wass GCB Mr Justin Webb Ms Fay Weldon CBE FRSL The Rt Hon The Baroness Williams of Crosby PC Sir John Wills * Dame Jacqueline Wilson DBE OBE

1996 1979 1984 2006 2004 1974 1975 2005 2002 1991 1973 1988 1986 2014 1998 1989 1983 2003 1984 2004 1970 1995 2003 1985 1992 1982 2014 1982 1993 1986 2002 1992 1998 1972 1987 1985 2015 1988 1980 1993 2005

Health, Medicine and Education Honorary Doctor of Health (DHealth) Dr Cary Adams (BSc Economics with Computing and Statistics 1985, MBA Business Administration 2002) Dr Nicholas Barton Mrs Sue Whorrod

2015 2008 2016

Honorary Doctor of Medicine (MD) Dr Stephanie Cook MBE Professor Gordon McVie Professor Datuk Dr Hj. Mohamed Mydin Bin Mohd Musa Professor Dr Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

2008 2014 2011 2012

Honorary Doctor of Education (EdD) Mr Malcolm Arnold OBE Professor Massimo Banzi HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan Professor Malcolm Frazer The Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC Mr Roger Porkess Professor Jeff Thompson CBE Professor George Walker OBE Professor Sir David Watson *

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2013 2016 2015 2002 2006 2010 2014 2003 2005

Honorary Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Mr John Cleese


Arts Honorary Doctor of Arts (DArts) Mr Craigie Aitchison CBE * Mr Andrew Brownsword CBE DL Mr Michael Eavis CBE Dr Jem Finer Professor Sir Christopher Frayling Mr Ken Loach Sir Ian McKellen CH CBE Mr Donald McCullin CBE Mr Nick Park CBE Mr Eric Parry Mr Philip Pullman CBE FRSL Mr Luke Rittner

2009 2010 2004 2014 2003 2002 2001 2011 1996 2012 2013 2004

Honorary Master of Arts (MA) Ms Kate Adie OBE Mr Cuthbert Bates * Mr David Beeton CBE Mr Alleyne Berry OBE * Mrs Pat Bishop Mrs Celia Bonham MBE * Mr William Bowen * Mr Michael Buerk Miss Amy Cadwallader * Ms Isabel Colegate Mrs Del Edge Mrs Ada Hanna * Mr Bevan Horstmann * Mr Brian Jones Mr Dick King-Smith OBE * Mr Colin Maggs MBE Mr Brian McElney OBE MA Mr Hugh Morris * Mr Mervyn Peters * Mr George C Porter Mr Ivor V Powell MBE MA * Mr Robert Randall Mrs Barbara Robertson * Mr Leslie Scott * Lt Colonel Francis Seymour-Williams OBE * Mr Ian Sutherland Mr Robin Tanner * Ms Carol Vorderman MBE Mr John Wakefield * Ms Youyun Zhang (Visiting Student Language Studies 1974)

1987 1975 2001 1979 1986 1997 1995 1991 1975 1988 2012 1974 1976 1999 1999 1995 1997 1976 1994 1996 1993 2014 1989 1974 1975 2012 1977 2000 1997 1987

Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus) Ms Amelia Freedman CBE FRAM Mr Peter Gabriel DMus Sir Ian Hunter MBE * Dr Peter King Dame Emma Kirkby OBE Professor Joanna Macgregor OBE Dr Michael Painting (BSc Economics 1974, PhD Humanities & Social Sciences 1980) Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC Professor Iannis Xenakis * * Denotes the deceased. Correct at time of print.

1993 1996 1996 2003 1994 2008 2016 2005 1997

1966 - 2016 From a field to best in our field


oday we are known as a world-class university in a World Heritage city, but we started out as neither a university nor in Bath. To discover our origins you have to go back over 150 years, and a few miles north west, to the Bristol Trade School. The School was established in 1856 to provide industrial training to the growing middle classes. Thirty years later, under the patronage of the Society of Merchant Venturers, it became the Merchant Venturers' Technical College. For the next 70 years it expanded its remit, until becoming the Bristol College of Science and Technology in 1960. It was at this time that the principal, George Moore (later Dr George Moore, our first Vice-Chancellor), began looking for a site in Bristol in which to expand the College. But a chance encounter with the Director of Education for Bath, H W Brand, was to change everything.

Mr Brand suggested that rather than looking in Bristol, Mr Moore should consider Bath, and that he knew of the perfect spot: 150 acres of land on a hilltop overlooking the city, called Claverton Down. Building work began that year, the first building (now known as 4 South) was completed two years later and we received our Royal Charter, making us a university, in 1966. We have achieved so much in our short lifetime thanks to the ambition and dedication of our community of students, staff, alumni, honorary graduates and friends. Dr Moore and Mr Brand would be proud of what their chance encounter has helped us to achieve, and we hope you are too.

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Our highest honour  

A commemorative anniversary publication to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our honorary graduates.