last June, the first of his race," said Governor Wolcott, "to receive an honorary degree
from the oldest university in the land, and this for the wise leadership of his people.
He received honorary degrees
, first from Dublin and then from Oxford, so that he became Dr.
He was given honorary degrees
by learned universities, and he made speeches and talked of Hindu social reform to English ladies in evening dress, till all London cried, "This is the most fascinating man we have ever met at dinner since cloths were first laid.
Professor Moss believes Newcastle University may have been the first institution to offer Professor Hawking an honorary degree
The university also said it would revoke Cosby's honorary degree
also after the actor and stand-up comedian was accused of sexual misconduct by more than 50 women two years ago.
Kat Copeland picks up her honorary degree
at Teesside University, and right with London 2012 partner Sophie Hosking after winning their gold medals JUDY HUME
The most recent honorary degree
awardees were French President Nikolas Sarkozy and Kyrgyzstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Abdyldaev in 2015.
TWO leading figures in Welsh culture and society have received honorary degrees
from the Open University.
Ishrat ul Ebad Khan conferred the honorary degree
on the Consul General of Bahrain in view of his services in the province of Sindh towards improvement of basic infrastructure and for relief work during natural calamities.
He was honoured on the day Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat received an honorary degree
from the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley.
Other honorary degree
recipients this year include former First Vice President of the EU Commission, Baroness Cathy Ashton; classical music doyens Paul Lewis and John Rigby; crime and policing historian Professor Clive Emsley; Vice-President of the International Crime Court Judge Cuno Tarfusser; and former Pro Vice-Chancellors Rhiannon Evans MBE and Mark Flinn.
On being presented with his Honorary Degree
, Owens said: "I am humbled to receive this award from Swansea University.