Honorary Graduates

Lancaster University has been awarding Honorary Degrees since it was founded in 1964.

Honorary Degrees are awarded to people with a recognised international standing in their field, and to those who have given special service in connection with the University or its regions.

Professor Bernard Silverman FRS
Dr Mo Ibrahim
Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE

Honorary Graduates

2010s

 

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Professor Miles Carroll DSc (Honoris Causa) 2017
Dame Louise Casey DBE CB LLD (Honoris Causa) 2017
Professor Jacky Hayden CBE DSc (Honoris Causa) 2017
Professor Maureen Raymo DSc (Honoris Causa) 2017
The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder LLD (Honoris Causa) 2017
Dr Sarah Waters DLitt (Honoris Causa) 2017
Mr Gian Fulgoni DSc (Honoris Causa) 2016
Mr Stewart Wallis OBE LLD (Honoris Causa) 2016
Dr Mo Ibrahim DSc (Honoris Causa) 2016
Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE LLD (Honoris Causa) 2016
Tessa Ross CBE DLitt (Honoris Causa) 2016
Professor Bernard Silverman FRS DSc (Honoris Causa) 2016
Intikhab Alam Khan LLD (Honoris Causa) 2015
Professor Roy Harrison OBE DSc (Honoris Causa) 2015
Professor Dieter Bimberg DSc (Honoris Causa) 2015
Professor Georgina Mace CBE FRS DSc (Honoris Causa) 2015
Dr Hugh E Montgomery DSc (Honoris Causa) 2015

SuAndi OBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2015

Dr Gillian Tett DLitt (Honoris Causa) 2015
Professor Scott Zeger DSc (Honoris Causa) 2015

Carol Birch

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2014

Professor Paul Boyle

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2014

Professor Lynn Gladden CBE FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2014

Ian McMillan

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2014

Bruce Sewell

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2014

Professor Paul Wellings CBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2014

Professor Zhang Jianhua

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2014

Professor Clare Grey FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2013

Professor Alexander Andreev

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2013

Professor David Crystal OBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2013

Professor Dame Sally Macintyre DBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2013

Professor Maurice Maloney

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2013

Professor Helga Nowotny

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2013

Mr Simon Rogan

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2013

Aaqil Ahmed

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2012

Professor Philip Brown

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2012

Mark Price

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2012

Gillian Reynolds MBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2012

Roger Wilson CBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2012

Dr Syed Muhammed Junaid Zaidi (S.I.)

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2012

Professor Sir Brian Follett FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2012

Professor Stewart Myers

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2012

Jimmy Armfield CBE DL

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2011

Professor Dame Sally Davies DBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2011

Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2011

The Rt Hon The Lord Smith of Finsbury PC

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2011

Professor Lonnie Thompson

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2011

Professor Ian R Cumming OBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2011

Professor Yueguo Gu

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2011

Dame Joan Bakewell DBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2010

Edwin Booth DL

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2010

Terry Hill

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2010

Professor Averil Mansfield CBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2010

James May

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2010

Professor Kang Shaozhong

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2010

2000s

 

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Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale CBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2009

Professor W Brian Arthur

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2009

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell DBE FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2009

Professor Sir Drummond Bone FRSA

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2009

Mary Cadogan

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2009

Fiona Chadwick

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2009

Edward Milligan

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2009

Kevin Roberts

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2009

Professor Mary Barth

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2008

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2008

Sir Christopher Frayling

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2008

Gerardine Hemingway MBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2008

Wayne Hemingway MBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2008

Jane Horrocks

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2008

Professor Noreen Murray CBE FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2008

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2008

Miss Patricia Routledge CBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2008

Josephine Farrington, Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2007

Professor Matti Krusius

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2007

Professor Steven Long

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2007

Sir Thomas McKillop

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2007

Narayana Murthy

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2007

Michael Wood

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2007

Professor Nicholas Abercrombie

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2006

Professor Raymond Bradley

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2006

Dr Michael Dexter

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2006

Philip French

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2006

Professor Edward Gregson

DMus (Honoris Causa)

2006

Brian Heron

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2005

Professor Sir John Krebs

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2005

Clive Lloyd CBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2005

Professor Robert May, Lord May of Oxford

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2005

HRH Princess Alexandra KG, GCVO

DMus (Honoris Causa)

2005

The Rt Hon Lady Justice Smith DBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2005

Professor Robert Winston, Lord Winston of Hammersmith

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2005

Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2004

Professor Jagdish Bhagwati

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2004

Professor David Lee

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2004

Sir Ian McKellen

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2004

Dr Ahdaf Soueif

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2004

Dr David Starkey

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2004

Antony Burgmans

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2003

Stephen Cox CVO

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2003

Professor William Ritchie OBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2003

Gay Webb

MA (Honoris Causa)

2003

Professor Michael Brennan

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2002

Professor Naifang Chen

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2002

Professor Constantine Evangelides

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2002

Gordon Inkster

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2002

David Martin

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2002

Edward Stobart

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2002

Councillor Abbott Bryning

MA (Honoris Causa)

2001

Satish Kumar

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2001

Michael Berry

MA (Honoris Causa)

2000

Professor Peter Dornan

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2000

Professor Jaroslav Krejci

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

2000

Alan Milburn

LLD (Honoris Causa)

2000

Jason Queally

MA (Honoris Causa)

2000

Professor Stephen Sparks

DSc (Honoris Causa)

2000

Mr Charles Wilson

MA (Honoris Causa)

2000

1990s

 

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Michael Brearley

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1999

Professor Hugh Pennington

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1999

His Honour Judge Phillip Sycamore

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1999

Yan Pascal Tortelier

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1999

Professor Martin Trow

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1999

Tom Watkinson

MA (Honoris Causa)

1999

Professor Anthony Bradshaw FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1998

Tony Cann CBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1998

Dr James Dearden

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1998

Professor Henry Mintzberg

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1998

Joss Naylor MBE

MA (Honoris Causa)

1998

Hon Mrs Elizabeth Robins

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1998

Mary Burkett OBE

MA (Honoris Causa)

1997

Professor Marilyn Butler FBA

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1997

Colin Marshall, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1997

William Pearson

MA (Honoris Causa)

1997

Stephen Rubin

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1997

Dr Tan Sri Datuk Zahid

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1997

Cedric Robinson MBE

MSc (Honoris Causa)

1996

The Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Blackburn CBE DL

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1996

Father John Turner

MA (Honoris Causa)

1996

Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1996

Denis Buczynski

MSc (Honoris Causa)

1995

The Rt Hon the Lord Chorley

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1995

Professor Keith Clayton CBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1995

Professor Harry Hanham

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1995

Sir Martin Holdgate CB

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1995

Professor Ninian Smart

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1995

Professor Sir Walter Bodmer FRS

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1994

The Most Rev the Rt Hon Lord Eames OM

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1994

Helena Kennedy QC, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1994

Jeanne Moreau

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1994

Geoffrey Thompson OBE DL

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1994

Sir Simon Towneley KCVO DL

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1994

Sir Adrian Cadbury

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1993

Professor John Lawton

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1993

Sir Cyril Smith MBE DL

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1993

Sir David Tweedie

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1993

Dr Robert Woof

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1993

Sir Edward Downes

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1992

Joan Fitch

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1992

The Rt Revd Brian Foley

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1992

Hugh Howorth

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1992

Reginald Kaye

MSc (Honoris Causa)

1992

Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw DBE DL

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1992

Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1991

Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1991

Christopher Nolan

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1991

Derek Ratcliffe

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1991

Donald Smith

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1991

John Brian Statham CBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1991

Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg of Wigton

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1990

Dame Thora Hird DBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1990

Sir Henry Kerruish OBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1990

Sir John Manduell CBE

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1990

William Meredith

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1990

Sir Alastair Pilkington

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1990

Professor Alexander Ross

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1990

Sir Robert Somerville

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1990

1980s

 

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Richard Bamber

MA (Honoris Causa)

1989

Sister Aine Cox

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1989

Frederick Dainton, Lord Dainton of Hallam Moors

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1989

Sir Denis Forman

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1989

Dr Hugh Pollard OBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1989

Robert Smith

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1989

James Waddell

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1989

John Wilson

MSc (Honoris Causa)

1989

Victoria Wood CBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1989

Professor Clement Bamford

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1988

Sir Tom Finney

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1988

Professor John Jeffers

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1988

Sir Ronald Halstead CBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1987

Professor Maurice Levy

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1987

Professor Derek Whiteside

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1987

John Boyce

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1986

Arthur Gray

MA (Honoris Causa)

1986

Professor Derek Roberts CBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1986

Mario Soares

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1986

Thomas Stephenson

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1986

Professor Austin Woolrych

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1986

Professor Philip Reynolds

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1985

Robert Fisk

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1984

Nelson Mandela

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1984

Dorothy Marshall

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1984

Norman Nicholson

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1984

Dame Janet Baker DBE

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1983

Sir Christian Bonington CVO CBE DL

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1983

Dr Peter Scott CBE

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1983

Professor Kenneth Boulding

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1982

Archibald Brockway, Baron Brockway

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1982

Henry Moore

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1982

Sir Roger Fulford

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1980

William Opher

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1980

Patricia Seed

MA (Honoris Causa)

1980

1970s

 

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Professor Sir Charles Carter

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1979

Reginald France

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1979

Anthony Greenwood, Baron Greenwood of Rossendale

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1979

Professor Irene Manton

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1979

John Bartholomew

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1977

Dr Jacob Dominian MBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1977

Professor Frederick Lawson

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1977

Sir Ronald Leach

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1977

Carlile Macartney

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1977

Stanley Shorrock

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1977

Sir Michael Tippett

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1977

Professor Sir John Baker

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1976

Professor Wassily Leontief

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1976

Magnus Pyke

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1976

Sir Frederick Ralphs

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1976

Professor Mircea Eliade

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1975

Witold Lutoslawski

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1975

HIH Prince Takafuto Mikasa

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1975

Revd Professor Edward Parrinder

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1975

Professor Marcel Simon

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1975

HIH Prince Mikasa-no-Miya Takahito Shinno

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1975

John Drinkall

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1974

John Gee

MA (Honoris Causa)

1974

Harry Gregson

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1974

Sir Maurice Kendall

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1974

Arnold Lindley

MA (Honoris Causa)

1974

Sir Patrick Moore CBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1974

Frederick Turner

MA (Honoris Causa)

1974

Jean-Louis Barrault

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1972

Most Revd Trevor Huddleston

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1972

Professor Cornelius Lanczos

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1972

Edward Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1972

Sir Peter Ustinov CBE

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1972

Sir Arthur Bliss

DMus (Honoris Causa)

1970

Mark Cameron

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1970

Gabriel Epstein

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1970

Professor William Mackenzie

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1970

The Rt Hon George Woodcock

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1970

Professor Robert Zaehner

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1970

1960s

 

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Professor Harold Godwin

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1968

Professor Sir Neville Mott

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1968

Professor Ronald Norrish

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1968

Professor Ota Sik

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1968

Professor Sir Russell Ackhoff

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1967

The Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr Donald Coggan

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1967

Professor Dame Kathleen Lonsdale DBE

DSc (Honoris Causa)

1967

The Rt Hon Lord Morris of Grasmere

DLitt (Honoris Causa)

1967

Arthur Peel, 2nd Earl Peel

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1967

The Rt Hon Lord Stokes of Leyland

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1967

Sir Alfred Bates

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1964

Katharine Fletcher

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1964

Sir Noel Hall

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1964

Field Marshall William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1964

James Harold Wilson, The Rt Hon Lord Wilson of Rievaulx

LLD (Honoris Causa)

1964