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University of Warwick Honorary Graduates

Recipients of honorary degrees from Warwick discuss their careers and achievements.

Professor David Cardwell - Honorary Graduate Winter 2015

17:17 Wed 04 Feb 2015

Professor David Cardwell is currently Professor of Superconducting Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads the Bulk Superconductivity Research Group on the processing and applications of bulk high temperature superconductors.

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Sir Peter Bazalgette - Honorary Graduate Winter 2015

17:16 Wed 04 Feb 2015

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chair of Arts Council England and former Chair of English National Opera and Crossness Engines, an embryonic steam museum.

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Vivian Hunt - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:46 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Vivian Hunt is the managing partner of McKinsey's United Kingdom and Ireland offices, based in central London. Vivian received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Warwick in July 2014.

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Tarell McCraney - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:44 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Tarell McCraney was given a seven-year-residency at New Dramatist Center in New York, NY. He is also a member of Teo Castellanos/D Projects in Miami. Tarell received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Warwick in July 2014.

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Subra Suresh - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:39 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Subra Suresh is the ninth president of Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to assuming this role, he served as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Subra received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Warwick in 2014.

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Professor Steven Katz - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:37 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Professor Steven T. Katz is a Cambridge Graduate many times over BA, MA., PhD.(Cantab), D.H.L. (honoris causa), and BD (Cantab). Professor Katz received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Warwick in July 2014.

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Professor Nigel Hitchin - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:34 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Professor Nigel Hitchin is a highly acclaimed Mathematician serving as a Professorial Fellow and Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford. Professor Hitchin received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Warwick in 2014.

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Professor Michael Doyle - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:31 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Professor Michael Doyle is an eminent international relations scholar best known as a theorist of the liberal “democratic peace. Professor Doyle received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Warwick in 2014.

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Matthew Taylor - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:28 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Matthew Taylor became Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2006. Prior to this, he was a Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister. Matthew received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Warwick in 2014.

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Martyn Day - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:24 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Martyn Day has consistently been ranked as a leading lawyer in the two main legal directories for the last decade. Martyn received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Warwick in 2014.

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Professor Malcolm Green - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:21 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Professor Malcolm Green (often published as M. L. H. Green) is a Professor of inorganic chemistry. Professor Green received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Warwick in 2014.

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Julie Myer - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:18 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Julie Meyer MBE is Chairman and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital and a Managing Partner of the Ariadne Fund. Julie received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Warwick in July 2014.

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Gautam Banerjee - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:16 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Gautam Banerjee, retired as Executive Chairman of PwC Singapore in December 2012, after 30 years of distinguished service with the company which he joined in 1982. Gautam received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Warwick in 2014.

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Professor Ed Byrne - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:14 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Professor Ed Byrne has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University (Warwick's close partner in the Monash-Warwick Alliance) since July 2009. Prof Byrne received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Warwick in 2014.

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Doug Miller - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:10 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Doug Miller is a University of Kansas Honours graduate in International Relations and Economics in 1966 and obtained an MBA in 1971. Doug received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Warwick in July 2014.

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Dorothy Wilson - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:07 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Dorothy Wilson is Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Midlands Arts Centre (mac) in Birmingham. Dorothy received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Warwick in July 2014.

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Alexandra Pringle - Honorary Graduate July 2014

08:04 Wed 13 Aug 2014

Alexandra Pringle is Group Editor-in-Chief of Bloomsbury. Alexandra received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Warwick in July 2014.

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Sir Vernon Ellis Graduation Winter 2014

11:10 Wed 19 Feb 2014

Sir Vernon Ellis received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Warwick in January 2014. Sir Vernon discusses his role at the British Council and what challenges he thinks universities like Warwick will face over the next 50 years.

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Oliver Sacks Graduation Winter 2014

11:07 Wed 19 Feb 2014

Professor Sacks joined the University of Warwick, as a visiting Professor in the Institute of Advanced Study, in 2012. Professor Sacks received an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick in January 2014.

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Professor George Loewenstein Graduation Winter 2014

11:05 Wed 19 Feb 2014

Professor George Loewenstein is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Loewenstein received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Warwick in January 2014.

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Kevin Finnan MBE Graduation Winter 2014

11:04 Wed 19 Feb 2014

Dr Kevin Finnan MBE is one of England's leading and most innovative choreographers and co-founder the Motion House dance company with Louise Richards. Kevin received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Warwick in January 2014.

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Dr John Hood Graduation Winter 2014

11:03 Wed 19 Feb 2014

Dr John Hood took lessons from his time at New Zealand-based Fletcher Challenge Limited and brought them in to his vice-chancellor roles at Auckland and Oxford as well as taking lessons from academia into his business career.

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Michael Mackenzie - Honorary Graduate 2013

12:29 Tue 30 Jul 2013

Michael Mackenzie becomes an Honorary Doctor of Laws at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Professor Jan De Vries - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:12 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Professor Jan De Vries becomes an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Dominic Cooke - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:11 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Dominic Cooke becomes an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Sir Paul Nurse - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:10 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Sir Paul Nurse becomes an Honorary Doctor of Science at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Ruth Jones - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:10 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Ruth Jones becomes an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Adrian Lester - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:09 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Adrian Lester becomes an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Professor Robert Calderbank - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:09 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Professor Robert Calderbank becomes an Honorary Doctor of Science at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Gregory Doran - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:08 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Gregory Doran becomes an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Professor Anne Marie Slaughter - Honorary Graduate 2013

09:06 Thu 25 Jul 2013

Professor Anne Marie Slaughter becomes an Honorary Doctor of Laws at the Summer graduation 2013.

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Earl Cameron Honorary Graduate 2013

14:27 Mon 28 Jan 2013

Peter Dunn from the Department of Communications talks to actor Earl Cameron upon receiving his Honorary Doctorate of Letters at the 2013 Winter Graduation.

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Ms Prudence Leith Honorary Graduate 2013

14:27 Mon 28 Jan 2013

Kelly Parkes-Harrison from the Department of Communications talks to Ms Prudence Leith upon receiving her Honorary Doctorate of Letters at the 2013 Winter Graduation.

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Dame Fiona Reynolds Honorary Graduate 2013

14:28 Mon 28 Jan 2013

Gareth Jenkins from the Department of Communications talks to Dame Fiona Reynolds upon receiving her Honorary Doctorate of Sciences at the 2013 Winter Graduation.

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Professor Oliver Hart - Honorary Graduate 2012

14:28 Mon 28 Jan 2013

An interview with Professor Oliver Hart on receiving his honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) at the Summer 2012 graduation.

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Sir Robert Kerslake - Honorary Graduate 2012

14:28 Mon 28 Jan 2013

An interview with Sir Robert Kerslake on receiving his honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) at the Summer 2012 graduation.

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Professor Saskia Sassen - Honorary Graduate 2012

14:28 Mon 28 Jan 2013

An interview with Professor Saskia Sassen on receiving her honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) at the Summer 2012 graduation.

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Dr Nemet Shafik - Honorary Graduate 2012

14:28 Mon 28 Jan 2013

An interview with Dr Nemet Shafik on receiving her honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) at the Summer 2012 graduation.

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Interview with Lord Robert Skidelsky

15:01 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Amy McLeod talks to Lord Robert Skidelsky about receiving his Honorary Degree. Historian Lord Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick, and the author of the award-winning biography of economist John Maynard Keynes.

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Economics

Interview with Sir Michael Tomlinson

15:00 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Kate Cox talks to Sir Michael Tomlinson about receiving his Honorary Degree. Sir Michael has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Durham and a PGCE from the University of Nottingham. In 1997, he was awarded the CBE and was knighted in 2004.

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Curriculum & Teaching

An Interview with Patrick Spottiswoode

14:58 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Emily Little talks to Patrick Spottiswoode about receiving his honorary degree. Patrick Spottiswoode read English and Theatre Studies at Warwick from 1978-81.

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Theater

Interview with John Leighfield CBE

14:56 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Emily Little speaks to John Leighfield CBE about receiving his honorary degree in Law. Educated at Oxford, John Leighfield has made his career in Information Technology.

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Law

Interview with Professor Stuart Palmer

10:12 Fri 16 Dec 2011

Peter Dunn talks with Honorary Graduate Professor Stuart Palmer. Professor Palmer holds a BSc and PhD in Physics from Sheffield University, which subsequently also awarded him a DSc for his work in condensed matter and engineering physics.

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Engineering

Interview with Alan Tuckett

14:53 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Kate Cox talks with honorary graduate Alan Tuckett. Alan Tuckett is Chief Executive of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, and President of the International Council for Adult Education.

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Teaching & Education

Interview with Sir Peter Moores

14:52 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Peter Dunn talks to Sir Peter Moores about receiving his Honorary Degree in Letters. Businessman, art collector and philanthropist, Sir Peter Moores is the son of Sir John Moores, founder of Littlewoods Football Pools.

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Business

Interview with Professor Harriet Zuckerman

10:13 Fri 16 Dec 2011

Emily Little Talks to Professor Harriet Zuckermen about receiving her honorary degree in Letters. Professor Harriet Zuckerman was Senior Vice-President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is Professor Emerita at Columbia University.

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Sociology

Interview with His Honour Richard Cole

14:47 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Kate Cox talks with honorary graduate His Honour Richard Cole. Richard Cole was educated at Oxford and admitted as a solicitor in 1960.

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Law

Interview with Professor Jinghai Li

14:46 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Dr Annette Rubery talks to Honorary Graduate Professor Jinghai Li, who graduated from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1982, and completed his PhD in 1987 at the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Engineering

John Sexton, Hon LLD

14:09 Mon 12 Dec 2011

John Sexton, President of New York University receives his Honorary Degree in Law.

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Law, Society

Alan Garner OBE on his Writing Career

14:09 Mon 12 Dec 2011

An interview with acclaimed author Alan Garner OBE about his writing career on the occasion of receiving his Honorary Degree of Letters.

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Literature