Congratulations to all new Warwick Graduates who are receiving their degrees at the Winter Degree Ceremonies this week, 22-24 January 2013. Honorary degrees and Chancellor’s Medals will also be presented at this week’s ceremonies, to recognise individuals' contribution to the University or wider society.
Alongside Warwick students, three honorary graduates will receive recognition of their contribution to cultural, intellectual, social, economic or political life:
- Earl Cameron - One of the first black actors to break the unofficial "colour bar" in the UK on film and television; famous for his roles in the James Bond film Thunderball and cult 60s TV series The Prisoner.
- Dame Fiona Reynolds - Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and former Director-General of the National Trust.
- Prue Leith - novelist, food writer, television presenter, cook, caterer, teacher, businesswoman, journalist and charity worker.
The University will also present two Chancellor’s Medals during the winter graduation ceremonies, to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to our work and development.
Terry Monnington worked at Warwick for 41 years before he retired as Director of Sport and Physical Education in September 2012. Terry led provision for sport and leisure across a wide community, including staff, students and the local community. Born and educated in Birmingham, Terry has devoted his life to sport as a participant, teacher and manager.
Dr Roberta Warman joined Warwick in 1987 and played a key role in the Communications Office and beyond until her retirement from the post of Corporate Communications Manager in September 2012. Roberta became well known for her contribution to Warwick life, including as Editor of the undergraduate and postgraduate prospectus (and many other publications), guardian of the University’s brand and for her involvement with international activities in Venice.