May 2000

No 100

Eleven people of national and international repute are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Leicester in degree congregations at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, in July 2000.

They represent outstanding achievement in many fields, including business, industry, medicine, academia and music. This year's honorands include a number of people with past and present links with the City and University of Leicester.

The University’s honorands are:

Professor Gerald Bernbaum (LLD), Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive, South Bank University

Mr Gautam Bodiwala (DSc), Consultant Surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary and clinical teacher at the University of Leicester

Dr Sue Campbell, MBE (DLitt), Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust

Mr Reg Carr (DLitt), Director, University Library Services & Bodley's Librarian, University of Oxford

Professor Anthony Giddens (DLitt), Director of the London School of Economics

Professor Jules LaPidus (LLD), President of the US Council of Graduate Schools

Dame Felicity Lott, DBE, (DMus), Soprano

Dr Tom McKillop (DSc), Director and Chief Executive of AstraZeneca

Dame Bridget Ogilvie, DBE, FMedSci (DSc), Director of AstraZeneca and former Director of the Wellcome Trust

Sir Herman Ousley (LLD), Former Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality

Sir John Stevens, QPM (LLD), Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

Among those with Leicester connections are Professor Gerald Bernbaum, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the South Bank University, formerly Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar at the University of Leicester. Dr Sue Campbell, who is now Chief Executive Officer of the National Coaching Foundation, was formerly Assistant Director of Physical Education at the University. Professor Anthony Giddens is a former lecturer in the University of Leicester Department of Sociology.

Dr Tom McKillop, Director and Chief Executive of AstraZeneca plc, has served as Pro-Chancellor and Member of the Council of the University of Leicester since 1998, while Mr Reg Carr, Director of the University Library Service and Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, was closely involved as External Assessor in the major review of the University of Leicester Library services in 1992.

Sir John Stevens, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is a Law graduate of the University of Leicester. Mr Gautam Bodiwala is a Consultant Surgeon at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a clinical teacher at the University of Leicester.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Burgess, said: "We are delighted to honour so many people of merit whose diverse achievements have contributed so much to the business, social and academic communities. We can offer no better role models for the University's students from across the world who will be receiving their degrees during the same ceremonies."

Honorary Degrees, July 2000:

Degree Congregations, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, 19-21 July 2000

Wednesday 19 July, 11 am, Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences

Mr Reg Carr (DLitt)

Dame Felicity Lott, DBE (DMus)

Wednesday 19 July, 3 pm, Faculties of the Social Sciences and Law

Professor Anthony Giddens (DLitt)

Sir John Stevens (LLD)

Thursday 20 July, 11 am, Faculties of Arts and Education and Continuing Studies

Professor Gerald Bernbaum (LLD)

Dr Sue Campbell (DLitt)

Thursday 20 July, 3 pm, Faculty of the Social Sciences

Sir Herman Ousley (LLD)

Friday 21 July, 11 am, Faculty of Science

Professor Jules LaPidus (LLD)

Dr Tom McKillop (DSc)

Friday 21 July, 3 pm, Faculties of Science and Medicine and Biological Sciences

Mr Gautam Bodiwala (DSc)

Dame Bridget Ogilvie (DSc

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