Congratulations to all our graduands from the following departments, who are receiving their degrees today:
Morning ceremonies @11am
- Warwick Manufacturing Group
Afternoon ceremonies @ 3pm
- Comparative American Studies
- Computer Science
- School of Engineering
- History of Art
- Life Sciences
- Mathematics Institute
- Centre for Renaissance Studies
- Centre for Scientific Computing
- Systems Biology
- Theatre, Performance and Cultural Studies
We hope you have a wonderful day!
We would also like to pass on our congratulations to Dr John Hood and Dr Kevin Finnan MBE, our Honorary Graduands.
Today's Honorary Graduands
Dr John Hood, Honorary Doctor of Laws (11am)
Dr Hood was formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland, and also a member of the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board and the Enterprise Council of the Prime Minister of New Zealand. He has also been a director of New Zealand-based companies, including Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and ASB Bank Limited, and was chairman of Tonkin & Taylor Ltd. He received his PhD in Engineering from Auckland and a Masters of Philosophy in Management Studies from Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is now Chair of the Rhodes Trustees. His many other past and present appointments include chairmanships of The Knowledge Wave Trust, the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee, Study Group Pty Ltd , URENCO and Universitas 21; President and Chief Executive Officer, Robertson Foundation and Non-Executive Directorships of WPP and BG.
Dr Kevin Finnan MBE, Honorary Doctor of Letters (3pm)
As dance theatre company Motionhouse's Artistic Director, Kevin Finnnan has created, either alone or in collaboration with his co-founding director Louise Richards, each of the company’s major touring productions. He has a history of creating dance spectacles including the acclaimed Machine Dance for JCB diggers and dancers. In 2012 he was Choreographer and Movement Director for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. That same year, he created The Voyage for the London 2012 Festival – an enormous outdoor performance event performed on a life size ship in the centre of Birmingham and made in collaboration with Legs On The Wall from Australia. Kevin has also created bespoke performance events to celebrate cultural capital celebrations in Copenhagen and Marseille-Provence. He has worked with artists from many disciplines including the writer and University of Warwick Associate Professor A.L.Kennedy, installation artist Rosa Sanchez, film-makers Logela Multimedia, set visionary Simon Dormon and international companies such as Legs On The Wall and Vancouver’s Headlines Theatre. He has an MA in Contemporary Performing Arts from University College Bretton Hall and a PhD in Theatre from Warwick. He is also a visiting Fellow at the University of Warwick and Associate Artist of Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.