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Graduation 2016: Friday 22 January

Final day of winter graduation congregations! Well done to all our students graduating today, the hard work has paid off, enjoy the day!

Morning ceremonies @11am
  • Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
  • Centre for Lifelong Learning (including Social Work)
  • Centre for Renaissance Studies
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Comparative American Studies
  • English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Film and Television Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Learning and Development Centre
  • School of Modern Languages and Culture (includes French, German, Italian & Hispanic Studies)
  • Sociology
  • Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies
Afternoon ceremonies @ 3pm
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • School of Law

Friday's Honorary Graduands

Professor Gerald Martin (Hon DLitt - Honorary Doctor of Letters)

Professor Gerald Martin is a renowned critic of Latin American fiction. He is particularly known for his work on the Guatemalan author Miguel Ángel Asturias and on the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, both of whom are winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His 2008 book, Gabriel García Márquez, A Life, was the first full biography of García Márquez to be published in English.

Mr Paul Thompson MBE (Hon LLD – Honorary Doctor of Laws)

Paul Thompson is the Chief Coach for the British Rowing international Women and Lightweights Squads. At London 2012 he coached the women's double scull of Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins to Olympic gold and he was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games he coached the women's quadruple scull to a silver medal.