Honorary graduates of the University of Greenwich (by surname) University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich confers honorary degrees on persons of distinction who either have made major contributions to the work of the university or have earned distinction for activities associated more widely with: education, business, culture, creative work, public service or sport.

Browse honorary graduates of the University of Greenwich by surname below, or browse by year here.

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Ken Adam OBE, HonDArt

Ken Adam OBE, HonDArt

Ken Adam, who was born Klaus Adam in Berlin in 1921, has been a designer in the film industry for over 52 years working with directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Joseph L Mankiewicz.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2000

William Allan, HonDBA

William Allan, HonDBA

He is a graduate of Thames Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich, and trained as an engineer. He then spent 26 years at Cable & Wireless, building a career in the West Indies and Middle East, until he was approached to head THUS in 1999. THUS was an offshoot of the privatised energy company Scottish Power and owned the Internet service provider Demon. Under his leadership, THUS achieved a turnover of around £360 million before it became part of Cable & Wireless.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 22 July 2009

The Rt Hon the Baroness Amos of Brondesbury, HonDLitt

The Rt Hon the Baroness Amos of Brondesbury, HonDLitt

United Nations Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief

Baroness Amos was the third woman in history to lead the Upper House of Parliament. She was the Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission (1989-94), and Director of Amos Fraser Barnard (1995-98), advising the South African government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality. She was created a life peer in 1997, and appointed Leader of the House and Lord President of the Council in 2007.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 30 July 2013


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Richard Baglin, HonDUniv

Richard Baglin, HonDUniv

Richard Baglin, a university of Cambridge graduate and a Greenwich resident, enjoyed a distinguished business career, which he combined with commitment and long service both to the University of Greenwich and to the voluntary sector.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 20 July 2011

Sir Christopher Ball, HonDEd

Sir Christopher Ball, HonDEd

Fellow in Continuing Education and Director of Learning for the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. Sir Christopher Ball left School in the 1950s with four O-Levels which he sat in the first year of their operation. He left school three months before he was due to sit A-Level examinations to work as a farm labourer. National Service took him off the land into the army, and it was whilst he was serving as an officer in the Parachute Regiment that his father entered him for Oxford University.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Friday 11 November 1994

Elizabeth Banks, HonDDes

Elizabeth Banks, HonDDes

Elizabeth Banks is a landscape architect renowned for her pioneering work on both historic and contemporary gardens. She gained a Diploma in Landscape Architecture from Thames Polytechnic (later to become the University of Greenwich) in 1980.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 18 July 2011

Urmila Bannerjee CBE, HonDSc

Urmila Bannerjee CBE, HonDSc

Urmilla (Millie) Banerjee is a non-executive board member of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), the independent regulator of the communications industry. She was educated at University College London, the Polytechnic of North London, Woolwich Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 18 July 2008

Tim Barnes QC, HonLLD

Tim Barnes QC, HonLLD

Tim Barnes, who is a leading Queen’s Counsel, has contributed his time and expertise to assist the teaching of Law at Greenwich and to improve the employability of the university’s Law graduates.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 18 October 2010

Sir Benjamin Bathurst GCB DL, HonLLD

Sir Benjamin Bathurst GCB DL, HonLLD

Admiral of the Fleet

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Benjamin Bathurst is Vice Lieutenant of Somerset and Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 13 July 2004

Doreen Bird, HonMA

Doreen Bird, HonMA

Doreen Bird has been one of this country's leading teachers of dance since 1945, when at the age of 17 she set up the Doreen Bird School of Dance. This later became the Doreen Bird School of Performing Arts in 1951, with six students enrolling on a full-time three-year course. The school is now internationally recognised as a centre of excellence. The award recognises her services to dance education.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 03 November 1999

Howard Blackman, HonLLM

Howard Blackman, HonLLM

Howard Blackman, a recently retired and long-serving Governor of the University, was born in Charlton and brought up in the area. After school he chose to join the commercial world rather than higher education, and worked for the Grand Central Union Canal Company, and his family business before establishing his own retail firm.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Wednesday 03 December 1997

Malorie Blackman, HonDLitt

Malorie Blackman, HonDLitt

Malorie Blackman is a distinguished alumna of the university. Following her studies at Thames Polytechnic, which went on to become part of the university, she has become an award-winning children's author.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 22 July 2005

The Rt Hon the Baroness Blackstone of Stoke Newington, HonDUniv

The Rt Hon the Baroness Blackstone of Stoke Newington, HonDUniv

Chair, British Library Board; Chair, Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust

Baroness Blackstone started her academic career at the London School of Economics, and went on to become Professor of Educational Administration at the Institute of Education, Deputy Education Officer (Resources) for ILEA and Research Fellow in the Policy Studies Institute, before taking on the role of Master of Birkbeck College. She was appointed to the House of Lords in 1987, and became Minister of State for Education and Employment in 1997. In 2001 she became Arts Minister and was also appointed to Privy Council. After stepping down from government, she joined the university as Vice-Chancellor in 2004, overseeing its growth and consolidating a successful partnership at Medway. On her retirement, she was awarded the Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 22 October 2012

Ursula Bowyer, HonDDes

Ursula Bowyer, HonDDes

Ursula Bowyer is a Modernist architect whose first work, the Sports Pavillion at the South Bank Exhibition for the 1951 Festival of Britain, received public acclaim. She is also being honoured for campaigning for the preservation and improvement of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 19 July 2010

Professor Tim Brighouse, HonDEd

Professor Tim Brighouse, HonDEd

Professor Tim Brighouse is London's first Commissioner for Schools.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 30 October 2003

Sir Alec Broers, HonDTech

Sir Alec Broers, HonDTech

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Professor Sir Alec Broers has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge since 1996. He has made outstanding contributions to the international engineering industry, engineering education and to the general field of higher education.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2000

Michael Brophy, HonDBA

Michael Brophy, HonDBA

Michael Brophy has played a leading role in the development of the charitable sector in the UK and internationally. After serving as a Fleet Air Arm pilot from aircraft carriers, Michael was an Account Director at advertising agency J Walter Thompson, he moved to be the Director of Fundraising & Marketing for the charity Scope.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Thursday 29 July 2010

Lord Bruce-Lockhart of the Weald Kt OBE, HonDBA

Lord Bruce-Lockhart of the Weald Kt OBE, HonDBA

Chairman, Local Government Association

Lord Bruce-Lockhart is Chairman of the Local Government Association and a former Leader of Kent County Council.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 18 July 2006

The Right Honourable Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss DBE, HonLLD

The Right Honourable Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss DBE, HonLLD

Lord Justice of Appeal

The progress of Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss through the legal profession has been marked with distinction. From an initial period of practice at the bar, she was appointed Registrar in the Family Division in 1970, a position she held until being made a High Court Judge in 1979. Between 1987 and 1988 Dame Butler-Sloss became a familiar name in the media as a result of her chairmanship of the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry and again in the following year with her elevation to the Court of Appeal.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 26 July 1999


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Margaret Chamberlain, HonDEd

Margaret Chamberlain, HonDEd

Margaret Chamberlain is the former Principal of Dartford College of Physical Education, one of the institutions that came together to form today's University of Greenwich. After Studying at King's College, London, Margaret Chamberlain started her career teaching in primary and secondary education in Lincolnshire and London. She then worked in education in Nigeria, before being posted to Uganda for three years as an assistant director in teacher training and education for women and girls.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 21 October 2009

Jack Chapman, HonMUniv

Jack Chapman, HonMUniv

Jack Chapman graduated in electrical engineering with a London University BSc and joined the Royal Signals, later transferring to REME (the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), and added practical mechanical engineering to his electrical qualifications. He commanded an engineering workshop in Germany with 300 army and civilian personnel repairing equipment from radiators to tanks. His studies continued with a mechanical engineering graduate apprenticeship and his practical experience extended to 18 months in a naval shipyard in Southampton.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Monday 07 November 1994

John Charles, HonDUniv

John Charles, HonDUniv

John Charles retired as Secretary of the University of Greenwich in August 2001, a post he held for 19 years since his appointment as Secretary to Thames Polytechnic on 1 October 1982.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 23 July 2002

Tan Sri Data Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, HonDBA

Tan Sri Data Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, HonDBA

Tan Sri Data Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah is the founder and chairman of the Sunway Group of Companies in Malaysia. He also serves on numerous governing bodies, councils and foundations in the country. Dr Cheah has received seven honorary doctorates from institutions around the world and carries the title of Tan Sri, conferred upon him by the 9th King of Malaysia. He supports many charities and has raised a lot of money for good causes.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 15 February 2002

Rear Admiral Roy Clare CBE, HonDLitt

Rear Admiral Roy Clare CBE, HonDLitt

Roy Clare is a former Director of the National Maritime Museum, Queen's House and Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 22 October 2007

Paul Clark, HonDUniv

Paul Clark, HonDUniv

Paul Clark is very much a Gillingham man, having attended Gillingham Grammar School and then spent the majority of life living and working in the area.

His election as MP for the Gillingham constituency in 1997 coincided with the university’s plans for major development of its Medway Campus. Paul Clark has a deep-rooted interest in education, acquired in part during his time working for the trades union movement, and he set about ‘spreading the word’ within government circles and regional bodies about the university’s innovative work in bringing not only higher education, but also renewed economic prosperity, to Medway.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 26 July 2011

Shirley Clarke, HonDEd

Shirley Clarke, HonDEd

Shirley Clarke is a researcher, writer and expert speaker in the field of educational assessment. She is widely recognised as the foremost authority on the practical application of formative assessment.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 24 October 2007

Keith Clarke, HonDSc

Keith Clarke, HonDSc

Chief Executive, WS Atkins plc

Keith Clarke is Chief Executive of WS Atkins plc, a multinational engineering and design consultancy. He has over 30 years' experience in construction and engineering, having previously worked for the City of New York, Olympia and York, Trafalgar House and Kvaerner.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 22 July 2008

Sir Neil Cossons OBE, HonDLitt

Sir Neil Cossons OBE, HonDLitt

Chairman, English Heritage

Sir Neil Cossons is Chairman of English Heritage. He is a distinguished professional and a giant in the heritage field, with a reputation for championing the past and bringing it alive.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 15 July 2004

The Hon Mr Justice Cranston, HonLLD

The Hon Mr Justice Cranston, HonLLD

High Court Judge, Queen's Bench Division

An academic lawyer, Sir Ross Cranston was appointed as a High Court judge in 2007. He previously served as a Labour Party MP and as Solicitor General for England and Wales. He lives locally in Greenwich and is a member of the university's School of Law Advisory Forum. His honorary award recognises his outstanding career in law and public service

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 22 July 2016

Alan Curbishley, HonMUniv

Alan Curbishley, HonMUniv

Manager, Charlton Athletic

Alan Curbishley joined Charlton initially in 1984, and had two spells at the club as a player. He made 69 appearances and scored 6 goals. In the summer of 1987, he moved to Brighton for a fee of £30,000. Alan returned to Charlton Athletic in June 1990, as reserve team coach and player, becoming first team coach in October that year. The following summer Curbishley became joint manager with fellow professional Steve Gritt. The pair steered Charlton Athletic close to the promotional play-offs despite having to play at West Ham's ground due to a financial crisis and the prolonged renovation of the Valley ground.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Friday 06 November 1998


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Mr Jack Dangermond, HonDSc

Mr Jack Dangermond, HonDSc

President, Environmental Systems Research Institute

An entrepreneur, technologist and environmental scientist, Mr Dangerfield set up his company Environmental Systems Research Institute in 1969, and today it is the world's largest geographic information systems software company

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 22 July 2013

Professor Trevor Dannatt, HonDDes

Professor Trevor Dannatt, HonDDes

Trevor Dannatt is a partner of Dannatt, Johnson Architects and a highly respected architect. His career began in the office of Jane B Drew and E Maxwell Fry in 1943 and he then moved on to the Architects Department of London County Council (Royal Festival Hall Group). He started private practice in 1952.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 23 July 2002

Dame Karlene Davis DBE, HonDSc

Dame Karlene Davis DBE, HonDSc

General Secretary, Royal College of Midwives

Dame Karlene Davis is General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives. She has become one of the most senior black women in the health profession and the country's first black woman trade union leader.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 01 November 2002

Dr Annette Doherty, HonDSc

Dr Annette Doherty, HonDSc

Senior Vice-President, Pfizer Global Research & Development

Annette Doherty is Senior Vice-President, Pfizer Global Research & Development, and Director of Pfizer Laboratories in Sandwich, Kent. She has helped develop drugs to tackle heart disease, gastroenterology, inflammation, pain, allergies and respiratory diseases.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 24 July 2007

Dr Thomas Dolan, HonDSc

Dr Thomas Dolan, HonDSc

Vice-President, Pfizer

As Vice-President of Pfizer, one of the world's premier biopharmaceutical companies, Dr Dolan is responsible for the Global Drug Product Design and Supply function in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and is also Head of the company's Sandwich site. His honorary degree recognises his commitment both to pharmacy and to pharmaceutical science education at the university.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Thursday 23 July 2015

Rita Donaghy CBE, HonDBA

Rita Donaghy CBE, HonDBA

Chair of ACAS

Rita Donaghy is the Chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). She has been actively involved in industrial relations in Britain for more than 30 years.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 20 July 2005

Martin Drury, HonDArt

Martin Drury, HonDArt

Director General of the National Trust

Martin Drury was appointed Director General of the National Trust for places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty on 1 January 1996 having been Deputy Director-General since 1992 and Historic Buildings secretary since 1981.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2000


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Sarah Eberle, HonDDes

Sarah Eberle, HonDDes

She qualified as a landscape architect at Thames Polytechnic in 1980. Sarah has worked extensively in commercial landscape and garden design and lectured throughout the United Kingdom.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 14 July 2008

Dr Nawal El Degwi, HonDEd

Dr Nawal El Degwi, HonDEd

Dr Nawal El Degwi is a major figure in Egyptian education who has made a huge contribution to educational opportunities in her country and attracted many students from elsewhere in the Middle East.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 25 October 2006

Sir Stuart Etherington, HonDUniv

Sir Stuart Etherington, HonDUniv

Chief Executive, National Council of Voluntary Organisations

Sir Stuart Etherington has been involved in the leadership of voluntary organisations throughout his career. He is also deeply committed to higher education and was a member of the university's governing body between 2004 and 2013. He received a knighthood in 2010 in recognition of his work for the voluntary and community sectors.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 18 July 2014

Michael Everard CBE, HonDBA

Michael Everard CBE, HonDBA

President, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

Mr Everard was Chairman of F T Everard & Sons 1988-2006, and has served as President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Chairman of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Vice-Chairman of Council and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Mission to Seafarers

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 24 July 2013

Margaret Ewing, HonDBA

Margaret Ewing, HonDBA

Chief Financial Officer, BAA

Margaret Ewing is Chief Financial Officer and a board member of BAA plc, which is the world's leading airport company.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2006


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General Sir Martin Farndale, HonDLitt

General Sir Martin Farndale, HonDLitt

General Sir Martin Farndale was born on 6 January 1929 in Alberta, Canada, and educated at Yorebridge School, Yorkshire. He joined the Indian Army in 1946 and in 1947 transferred to the British Army, went to Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in October 1948.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Tuesday 28 November 1995

Dr Kevin Fewster, HonDLitt

Dr Kevin Fewster, HonDLitt

Director, Royal Museums Greenwich

Dr Fewster oversees the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and the Cutty Sark. He has enjoyed a distinguished career both in this country and in his native Australia, A Member of the Order of Australia, which he received for services to museum administration and to the preservation of maritime history, he is also President of the International Congress of Maritime Museums.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 21 July 2016

Marti-Franch-Batllori, HonDDes

Marti-Franch-Batllori, HonDDes

Landscape Architect

A University of Greenwich graduate, Marti Franch Batllori has been described by Harvard Design Magazine as one of the most influential contemporary landscape architects of his generation. His many awards include the Rosa Barber Prize (2012), the highest award in his profession, and the Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 21 July 2016


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Jean Gaffin OBE, HonDSc

Jean Gaffin OBE, HonDSc

Chair, Patient Liaison Committee, British Pain Society

Jean was involved with producing national guidelines on the assessment and management of pain and worked tirelessly to promote their adoption. A former Chair of Brent Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust (2002-07), she is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Pain UK; a Hospital Manager for Barnet, Enfield & Haringey NHS Foundation Trust, and for Central and NW London NHS Trust; and a Trustee for St Luke's Harrow.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 31 October 2013

Sir Michael Gambon CBE, HonDArt

Sir Michael Gambon CBE, HonDArt

Sir Michael Gambon is an accomplished actor and stage performer. He was one of the original members of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic under the artistic directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier. He has made numerous theatre, television and film appearances. He was made a CBE in 1990, knighted in 1998, and was described by the late Sir Ralph Richardson as being "The Great Gambon".

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 01 November 2002

Trevor Goul-Wheeker, HonMBA

Trevor Goul-Wheeker, HonMBA

Chairman, Green Star Media and Blackwell Ltd

The seniority of Trevor Goul-Wheeker's roles in a range of business sectors and companies, including WHSmith Retail and Reed Health Group, makes him one of the university's most distinguished business alumni. As Chair of the university's Business Advisory Board since 2012, he has played a key role in Greenwich's student employability and entrepreneurship programmes.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 13 July 2015

The Right Honourable Baroness Gould of Potternewton, HonDUniv

The Right Honourable Baroness Gould of Potternewton, HonDUniv

Joyce Brenda Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, is a dispensing chemist, campaigner and politician. She has long been a champion of the cause of sexual health education in the United Kingdom, a topic of growing importance in the university’s teaching and research programmes. She has also performed a wide range of work in support of diversity, equality and human rights, most notably on women’s issues and anti-racism campaigns.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 20 October 2011

Sir Richard Greenbury, HonDBA

Sir Richard Greenbury, HonDBA

Director, Marks and Spencer

Sir Richard Greenbury grew up and was educated in Ealing. He joined Marks and Spencer in 1953 when he was seventeen as a junior management trainee. Following nine years in stores he joined Head Office as a trainee merchandiser and, after holding a variety of management and executive positions in several buying groups, was appointed an Alternate Director in 1970 and a full Director in 1972.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Friday 26 November 1993

Professor Kenneth J Gregory, HonDSc

Professor Kenneth J Gregory, HonDSc

Warden of Goldsmiths College

Professor Gregory, Warden of Goldsmiths College is by discipline, a physical geographer. He has an eminent reputation as a researcher in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, river channel change and palaeohydrology.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Wednesday 29 October 1997

The Rt Hon the Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe, HonDSc

The Rt Hon the Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe, HonDSc

Director of UK Athletics

Baroness Grey-Thompson is the leading campaigner for disability rights, and one of the most successful Paralympians of all time, with 11 gold medals, 4 silver and 1 bronze. She is a three-time former winner of BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year, and the Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 30 July 2013


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The Right Hon Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone, HonLLD

The Right Hon Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone, HonLLD

Conservative MP

Lord Hailsham succeeded his father as Viscount Hailsham in 1950. However, he disclaimed his peerages for life in 1963 and was known as Quintin Hogg. He was educated at Eton and Oxford (Christ Church) where he was President of the Oxford Union Society. At Oxford he was Fellow of All Souls College from 1931-38 and again from 1961. He became a Barrister in Lincoln's Inn in 1932 and later a Bencher. In the second world war he was wounded in action in the Middle East. It was just before the war, in 1938, that he was elected as a Conservative MP. He has represented both Oxford City and St Marylebone.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Friday 26 November 1993

Mr Trevor Hall, HonLLD

Mr Trevor Hall, HonLLD

Home Office Senior Race/Community Relations Consultant

Mr Trevor Hall was born and educated in Barbados. He has been Senior Race/Community Relations Consultant to the Home Office since 1983. He is responsible for advising on and designing programmes in equal opportunities senior management for the police, probation, prison, immigration and nationality departments. He maintains regular contact with ethnic minority groups and assesses and monitors the perceptions of government policies. He is also involved in assisting senior civil servants in focusing on the practical aspects of race relations policy.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Wednesday 20 November 1996

Sir John Hanson CBE, HonDLitt

Sir John Hanson CBE, HonDLitt

Director-General of the British Council

Born in 1938, John Hanson was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford. After graduating he joined the War Office as fast stream Assistant Principal. He joined the British Council in 1963 and has made his career in the field on international affairs, cultural relations and development aid. His British Council appointments which include diplomatic posts have been divided between Britain (Deputy Controller, Education and Science Division, 1972-1975; Controller of the Finance Division, 1979-1982; RCDS, 1983; Deputy Director General, 1988-1992) and abroad in India (1963-66 and again from 1984-1988), Lebanon (1966-68), Bahrain (1968-1972) and Tehran (1975-1979). He has been Director-General of the British Council since 1992.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Wednesday 06 November 1996

Sir David Hardy, HonLLD

Sir David Hardy, HonLLD

Chairman, trustees of the National Maritime Museum and the Transport Research Foundation

Sir David Hardy is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in industry and property. He is a chairman of the trustees of the National Maritime Museum and the Transport Research Foundation.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 15 July 2003

Mr Norman Harris, HonDUniv

Mr Norman Harris, HonDUniv

Mr Norman Harris was appointed to the Court of Governors of Thames Polytechnic in 1970. He was Chair of the Court between 1976 and 1979. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and was formerly a Senior Partner in EC Harris and Partners.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Friday 26 November 1993

Mr George N Hart, HonDMSc

Mr George N Hart, HonDMSc

George Hart was born in Sheffield and educated at High Storrs Grammar School. In 1945 he began training as an Environmental Health Officer and has been in the vanguard of Environmental Health education ever since. Also in 1945 he entered the Royal Army Medical Corps. And served as a Staff Sergeant in Burma and Malaya. On returning to England he completed his Environmental Health training and from 1950-1968 he held various appointments as an Environmental Health Officer in Local Government service. A change of direction in 1968 took him to South East London College as a Lecturer in Environmental Health. He remained there until he retired in 1992 as Head of the Department of Construction.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Monday 07 November 1994

The Right Honourable Sir Edward Heath KG MBE, HonLLD

The Right Honourable Sir Edward Heath KG MBE, HonLLD

The distinction of Sir Edward Heath KG MBE MP is many-faceted. Prime Minster from 1970 to 1974, he led the United Kingdom into the European Community. His ascent to the leadership of the Conservative Party in 1965 was the culmination of a meteoric political rise; over a 15 year period he moved from new MP to junior whip to Chief Whip, Minster of Labour, Lord Privy Seal and President of the Board of Trade.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 18 July 2001

Denis Heathcote, HonDUniv

Denis Heathcote, HonDUniv

Denis Heathcote is the former Director of Information and Library Systems at the University of Greenwich. He has made an important contribution to the development of library services in universities and in the wider public sector.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 28 July 2006

Rachael Heyhoe Flint MBE DL, HonDSc

Rachael Heyhoe Flint MBE DL, HonDSc

Rachael Heyhoe Flint is a distinguished alumna of the University. Following her studies at Dartford College of Physical Education, which went on to become part of the University of Greenwich in the late 1950s, and four years in the teaching profession she has been a major figure in British sport for the best part of 35 years. Not just as a sportswoman, but also as a journalist, broadcaster and PR/marketing expert.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 13 February 2003

Professor Peter Higgins, HonDSc

Professor Peter Higgins, HonDSc

Professor Higgins is a noted physician, a public servant of distinction and a teacher of vision and foresight. He was born in London in 1923, and attended a Jesuit School, receiving an education that was disciplined, hard and thorough, but which provided him with a perfect training ground for a man who would enter medicine. Peter Higgins began his university studies at the University College London, part of which had temporarily relocated to Bangor because of the War. During this time he was attached to the Royal Fusiliers so his curriculum combined study with military service.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Friday 20 November 1998

Her Excellency Judge Rosalyn Higgins DBE FBA QA, HonLLD

Her Excellency Judge Rosalyn Higgins DBE FBA QA, HonLLD

Dame Rosalyn Higgins graduated from Girton College, Cambridge in 1958 and 1959 with two first class degrees, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Through a commonwealth Harkness Fellowship she was then able to study at Yale Law School in the USA from which she gained her Doctorate in Juristic Science in 1961.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Wednesday 06 November 1996

Alan Holdsworth, HonMMus

Alan Holdsworth, HonMMus

Alan Holdsworth is a disability civil rights singer and songwriter born in 1952 in Salford. Since the late 1980s he has become better known as Jonny Crescendo.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 18 July 2001

Mr Edward Hollamby OBE, HonDDes

Mr Edward Hollamby OBE, HonDDes

Edward Hollamby was born in 1921 and was educated at the School of Arts and Crafts in Hammersmith and University College London. He served in the Royal Marine Engineers during the Second World War, then in 1946 began to work as an architect.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Wednesday 20 November 1996

Jools Holland, HonDMus

Jools Holland, HonDMus

Jools Holland is a well-known TV presenter and performer. His live performances with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have attracted over one and a half million people in the last few years alone.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 24 October 2001

Dame Kelly Holmes, HonDSc

Dame Kelly Holmes, HonDSc

Kelly Holmes recently retired from a brilliant career as a professional athlete. She was at the forefront of middle-distance running, with Commonwealth, Olympic, European and World Championship medals. She won gold at the 2004 Olympics in the 800m and 1500m.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 23 October 2006

Ros Howells OBE, HonDUniv

Ros Howells OBE, HonDUniv

Rosaline Howells was for many years closely involved with the development of the University of Greenwich. As a governor of Avery Hill College, she became a governor of Thames Polytechnic when they merged in 1985, and remained in the post to see the Polytechnic become a university in 1992, finally retiring from formal involvement in 1997. She continues to take a lively interest in the university's affairs, particularly those matters relating to equal opportunities.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Tuesday 10 November 1998

Professor Dekuan Huang, HonDEd

Professor Dekuan Huang, HonDEd

President, Anhui University, China

Professor Dekuan Huang is President of Anhui University in China. He was educated at Anhui University, Nanjing University and Jilin University.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 18 July 2008

Rachel Hurst, HonDUniv

Rachel Hurst, HonDUniv

Head of Dance and Drama, Wingfield Primary School.

Brought up in a theatrical family and acting professionally from the age of eight, Rachel Hurst has had a varied career. After studying drama at Rose Bruford College, she moved into publishing before becoming Head of Dance and Drama at Wingfield Primary School.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Tuesday 14 November 1995

Will Hutton, HonDLitt

Will Hutton, HonDLitt

Chair, Big Innovation Centre; Principal, Hertford College Oxford University

A political economist, writer and distinguished journalist, Will has made an outstanding contribution to journalism and to advancing public understanding of economic development. Will was Chief Executive of The Work Foundation (2000-08), Economics Editor of BBC's Newsnight ((1983-88) and editor-in-chief at the Observer. He is a member of the Scott Trust, a Governor of LSE, a school governor and a visiting professor at Bristol University.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 26 July 2013


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The Right Honourable the Baroness Jay of Paddington, HonDUniv

The Right Honourable the Baroness Jay of Paddington, HonDUniv

Politician

Baroness Jay has enjoyed a successful career in media and broadcasting as well as in politics and government, becoming Leader of the House of Lords in 1998. She has a strong interest in health issues, notably as a campaigner on HIV and Aids, and in child health research.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 14 July 2014

Dame Jennifer Jenkins DBE, HonDLitt

Dame Jennifer Jenkins DBE, HonDLitt

Dame Jennifer Jenkins is the daughter of the late Sir Parker Morris and has devoted a large part of her life to both the establishment and the maintenance of standards in our society. Her late father was instrumental in ensuring an adequate standard of housing in this country. The Parker Morris standards for housing applied for some fifty years before being repealed recently by the Government.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Wednesday 28 October 1998

Sue Jennings CBE, HonDBA

Sue Jennings CBE, HonDBA

Sue Jennings is the former Chief Executive of both the Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust and Basildon & Thurrock General NHS Hospitals Trust. She worked in the NHS for 38 years after leaving school. She trained at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford, where she gained first prize in each of the three years of her training. She worked as a nurse in general and intensive care and was a Ward Sister and Assistant Director of Nursing until 1985, when she was one of eight nurses selected by national competition for an intensive management development programme at the University of Birmingham.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 26 October 2006

The Right Honourable Lord Judd of Portsea, HonLLD

The Right Honourable Lord Judd of Portsea, HonLLD

Chair, Conflict Resolution Non-Governmental Organisation & European Atlantic Group and National President of the YMCA (England)

Lord Judd is a member of the Migration, Refugee and Demography Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Chair of its Sub-Committee on Refugees. He is also Chair of the Conflict Resolution Non-Governmental Organisation, International Alert; Senior Fellow of the Independent International Security Think-tank, Saferworld; and Chair of the European Atlantic Group and National President of the YMCA (England).

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 05 November 1999


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Professor Charles Kao CBE, HonDSc

Professor Charles Kao CBE, HonDSc

Chairman & CEO, ITX Services Ltd

Professor Charles Kao is Chairman and CEO of ITX Services Ltd, specialising in technology transfer and outlook projects. He is internationally recognised as "the father of fibre optics".

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 17 July 2003

Mukul Kasliwal, HonDBA

Mukul Kasliwal, HonDBA

Mukul Kasliwal is being honoured for his support during the development for the university’s Centre for Indian Business including building high level support in the Indian government and private sector. He has helped establish the university’s joint programme with the respected Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) in Jaipur.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 21 July 2010

Peter Kent, HonMA

Peter Kent, HonMA

Born in Colchester, Essex in 1933, Peter Kent studied at Regent Street Polytechnic school of Art, London, before working as an artist in Norway and Sweden and then setting up his own Graphic Design Business.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2000


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Commandant Anthea Larken CBE, HonLLD

Commandant Anthea Larken CBE, HonLLD

Anthea Larken joined the WRNS in 1956 as a Range Assessor. Commissioned at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1960, she qualified as a Photographic Interpreter and served in various intelligence appointments including in Singapore during confrontation with Indonesia (1964-66). There followed various staff appointments including Naval Assistant to the Admiral President at the Royal Naval College (1972-1974) and Officer in charge WRNS Officers' Training when it was moved from Greenwich to Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth (1976-1978).

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2000

Doreen Lawrence OBE, HonDUniv

Doreen Lawrence OBE, HonDUniv

Doreen Lawrence came to the UK from Jamaica in 1960 and married Neville Lawrence in 1972. Their 18-year-old son, Stephen, was murdered in a racist attack near the family's home in south-east London. No one has been convicted for the crime. Mr and Mrs Lawrence led a campaign to bring his killers to justice, a campaign that exposed racism and incompetence in the Metropolitan Police.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 24 July 2006

Ruth Lea, HonDBA

Ruth Lea, HonDBA

Head, Policy Unit, Institute of Directors

As Head of the Policy Unit of the Institute of Directors, Ruth Lea is an articulate spokesperson for its 40,000 members. She analyses the potential impact of Government and European policies and legislation on British industry. A frequent broadcaster and a regular on BBC Radio 4's Today programme Ruth Lea offers an expert view on matters of Government policy, the economy, Europe and anything which may directly affect the competitiveness and efficiency of British business. This breadth reflects the diversity of her successful career which has spanned the public and private sectors.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Tuesday 02 December 1997

Wilson Leach, HonDUniv

Wilson Leach, HonDUniv

Wilson Leach has an outstanding track record in the financial services industry and has also played a leading role in developing links between business and the University of Greenwich.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 21 July 2010

Miss Prue Leith OBE, HonDBA

Miss Prue Leith OBE, HonDBA

Prue Leith was born in 1940 in Cape Town. She was educated at Haywoods Heath, St Mary's, Johannesburg, Cape Town University, the Sorbonne in Paris and the Cordon Bleu School in London. She came to London in 1960 to begin a small outside catering business from a bedsitter in London which she ran for five years. She then started a catering company, Leith's Good Food, which developed into Leith's restaurant in 1969. The restaurant won a much coveted Michelin Star in 1994. Branching out further she opened Leith's School of Food and Wine in 1975.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Tuesday 12 November 1996

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, HonDDes

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, HonDDes

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd is an internationally acclaimed landscape designer and has won five gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 17 July 2003

Ian Livingstone CBE, HonDTech

Ian Livingstone CBE, HonDTech

Entrepreneur, author

Ian Livingstone is an entrepreneur, author and one of the co-founders of the Games Workshop company. He is also the co-founder of the popular and influential series of Fighting Fantasy role-playing gamebooks. His many honours include a BAFTA Special Award (2002) for outstanding contribution to the interactive entertainment industry.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 18 July 2014

James Loudon, HonDUniv

James Loudon, HonDUniv

James Loudon served the University of Greenwich for nine years as a member of Court (2001-10). For more than six of those years he was Chairman of the Finance Committee, and for the last two years he also served as Vice-Chairman of Court. He steered the University of Greenwich’s Finance Committee with considerable commitment and expertise, helping to ensure that the university has remained in sound financial health.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 18 July 2011


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Professor David Mallen CBE, HonDEd

Professor David Mallen CBE, HonDEd

Professor David Mallen CBE has enjoyed a distinguished career in education and has extensive experience of local education authority management. He has spent much of his career working at the leading edge of initiatives in education, including London Challenge, the School Workforce Unit, the Children, Young People and Families Directorate, LEA intervention teams and school improvement projects.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 19 October 2011

Dr Beverly Malone RN PhD FAAN, HonDUniv

Dr Beverly Malone RN PhD FAAN, HonDUniv

General Secretary, RCN

Dr Beverly Malone is the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the UK's largest professional union of nurses.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 28 October 2005

Paul Marson-Smith, HonDBA

Paul Marson-Smith, HonDBA

Chief Executive, Gresham Private Equity

Paul Marson-Smith is Chief Executive of Gresham Private Equity which provides investment capital for management buy-outs, acquisitions and other transactions by private companies. He is a high-flyer within the private equity industry which has a substantial and growing economic impact on the United Kingdom.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2006

Professor John Mavor, HonDSc

Professor John Mavor, HonDSc

Professor John Mavor was educated in Kent and took his first degree in Electrical Engineering at the City University in London. After graduation, he worked at AEI Blackheath, evaluating the first generation of transistors in telecommunications. In 1965, he read for a PhD at the University of Greenwich (then Woolwich Polytechnic), in the electronic noise properties of Metal Oxide Semi Conductor transistors.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Thursday 29 October 1998

Sir William McAlpine, HonDUniv

Sir William McAlpine, HonDUniv

Philanthropist and businessman

Sir William McAlpine has spent a large part of his career supporting good causes, many of which are heritage related. He has a long association with the university, having given his time and expertise on many occasions. His working career was spent in the construction company Robert McAlpine Ltd, the family business, where he served for many years as Director.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 18 July 2016

Mr C Alan McLintock, HonDBA

Mr C Alan McLintock, HonDBA

Alan McLintock was born in Glasgow in 1925. He attended Rugby School and in 1944 was commissioned in the Royal Horse Artillery. He subsequently served in India and the Middle East.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Friday 11 November 1994

Christine McVie, HonDMus

Christine McVie, HonDMus

Christine McVie is a vocalist. Keyboard player and songwriter who joined the legendary Fleetwood Mac in 1970. Born in Birmingham, she studied sculpture at the local college of Art. Christine began her career in 1968, performing with the bands Chicken Shack and Sounds of Blue, and made enough impact to be voted best female vocalist in the 1969 Melody Maker poll.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Monday 31 July 2000

David Michael, HonLLM

David Michael, HonLLM

Detective Inspector, Metropolitan Police

David Michael is a Detective Inspector with the Metropolitan Police who has received five commendations during his career as a uniformed officer and as a detective.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 16 July 2001

Edward Mills, HonDLitt

Edward Mills, HonDLitt

Mr Edward Mills became an Architect and Design Consultant in 1937 and has been a Senior Partner of Edward D Mills and Partners in London since 1956. He was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Council from 1954-1962 and again from 1964-69 and was involved in the education of Architects when he was Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the RIBA board of Architectural Education in the 1960s. He is now a fellow of the RIBA.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Friday 26 November 1993

Margaret Mizen, HonDUniv

Margaret Mizen, HonDUniv

Founder of the Jimmy Mizen Foundation

Margaret Mizen is a co-founder of the Jimmy Mizen Foundation. Set up by the Mizen family following Jimmy's murder in 2008, the foundation's mission is to make life safer for young people by promoting community participation and increasing awareness of the consequences of violent crime. She is a champion for young people, families and communities

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 28 October 2014

Professor the Right Honourable the Lord Morgan of Aberdyfi, HonDLitt

Professor the Right Honourable the Lord Morgan of Aberdyfi, HonDLitt

Professor Lord Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in History and a widely admired author and biographer.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 12 July 2004

Bill Morris, HonDBA

Bill Morris, HonDBA

General Secretary, TGWU

The General Secretary of the Transport & General Workers' Union since 1992 Bill Morris was elected by postal ballot of the T&G's members. He was re-elected for a further term in 1995. Born in Bombay, Jamaica, in 1938, he joined his widowed mother in Britain in 1954 and started work at the Birmingham engineering company Hardy Spicers, attending day release courses in engineering skills at Handsworth Technical College. Mr Morris joined the T&G in 1958 and was elected as a shop steward at Hardy Spicers in 1963.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Wednesday 29 October 1997

Dr Blake Morrison, HonDLitt

Dr Blake Morrison, HonDLitt

Dr Blake Morrison is an author, poet, playwright, literary critic, journalist, columnist and editor of national and international repute.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 14 July 2003

Richard Murray, HonDBA

Richard Murray, HonDBA

Chairman of Charlton Athletic PLC

Richard Murray is a highly regarded and successful businessman. He has been Chairman of Charlton Athletic plc for over a decade.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 20 July 2005

Mr Fred Mussawir-Key, HonDBA

Mr Fred Mussawir-Key, HonDBA

Food scientist, chemist & entrepreneur

A University of Greenwich alumnus, Fred Mussawir-Key developed the first UK-produced soy sauce, helping to create the Blue Dragon food brand at the same time. Un=sing his expertise in chemistry,food science and technology, he established his own multi-million-pound company, MH Food Brands, where he was managing director between 1979 and 2011.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 15 July 2014

Mr Tariq Mustafa, HonDSc

Mr Tariq Mustafa, HonDSc

President, Pakistan National Paralympics Committee; Vice President , Asian Paralympics Committee

Mr Mustafa attended Woolwich Polytechnic (now University of Greenwich) from 1952-56. He has served as chief scientist at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, and as a senior government official in Pakistan. HE has also worked for NASA, playing a leading role in developing rocket technology.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 22 July 2013


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Sir Robert Naylor, HonDSc

Sir Robert Naylor, HonDSc

Chief Executive, UCLH NHS Trust

Sir Robert Naylor is the Chief Executive of the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust. He studied at Thames Polytechnic, now the University of Greenwich. Robert Naylor began his career as a graduate management trainee at the North West Thames Regional Health Authority. He subsequently worked at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Kent Area Health Authority, Enfield District Health Authority and East Birmingham Hospital. Prior to his current post, he spent 15 years as Chief Executive at Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 23 October 2009

The Lord Bishop of Rochester, The Right Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, HonDLitt

The Lord Bishop of Rochester, The Right Reverend Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, HonDLitt

The Rt Revd Dr Michael Nazir-Ali is the 106th Bishop of Rochester and the first Asian religious leader to sit in the House of Lords.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 18 July 2003

Lady Anne-Marie Nelson CBE, HonDUniv

Lady Anne-Marie Nelson CBE, HonDUniv

Anne-Marie Nelson is a former Pro Chancellor of the University of Greenwich. She was a member of University Court from September 1997 to July 2008. She was Chair of the Finance Committee from September 2000 to August 2003 and Chair of Court from September 2003 to July 2008.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 24 July 2009


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Sir Graeme Odgers DL, HonLLD

Sir Graeme Odgers DL, HonLLD

Chairman, Locate, and Kent & Medway Economic Board

Sir Graeme Odgers is Chairman of Locate in Kent and the Kent and Medway Economic Board. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in a series of senior positions for diverse public and private organisations. He is also currently Deputy Lieutenant of Kent.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 20 July 2004

Bridget Ogilvie, HonDSc

Bridget Ogilvie, HonDSc

Director, Wellcome Trust

Bridget Ogilvie, Director of the Wellcome Trust took her first degree in agricultural Science (BRurSc) from the University of New England in Australia in 1960. She obtained her doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge for research in parasite immunology. During her 17 years as a member of the staff of the UK Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, Dame Bridget travelled widely in both the development world and the tropics in pursuit of her research interests and as an advisor for bodies such as the World Health Organisation. Later she was a visiting professor at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Wednesday 03 December 1997

Richard Ormond, HonDLitt

Richard Ormond, HonDLitt

Director, National Maritime Museum

Richard Ormond is Director of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. He was born in Batheaston in 1939, and educated at Christ Church College, Oxford where he graduated with a BA in History. Before joining the National Maritime Museum as head of pictures in 1983, Richard was Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Prior to this he was Assistant Keeper where he undertook research for a two-volume catalogue of Victorian Portraits. He has now been the Director of the National Maritime Museum for thirteen years and plans to retire in the year 2000.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 26 July 1999

Sir Herman Ouseley, HonDEd

Sir Herman Ouseley, HonDEd

Chairman, Commission for Racial Equality.

Sir Herman Ouseley has been involved with wide spectrum of organisations in the voluntary and public sectors, particularly within local government and education. Having spent his early career in various public sector posts, he became Race Relations Advisor in Lambeth before moving to the Greater London Council in 1981. In the mid-1980s he became successively Director of Education and then Chief Executive for the Inner London Education Authority, before returning to Lambeth as its Chief Executive in 1990. After three years there, he was appointed to his current post as Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Friday 06 November 1998


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John Pelling, HonDSc

John Pelling, HonDSc

John Pelling's practice, which provides building consultancy services, is widely respected as one of the leading of its kind in Europe. He has also been highly influential on professional governing bodies, councils, panels and housing associations.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 24 July 2001

Norman Platt OBE, HonDMus

Norman Platt OBE, HonDMus

Norman Platt is an opera director and writer. Born in 1920, he was educated at Bury Grammar School and then Kings College Cambridge.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Wednesday 30 October 1996

Jonathan Porritt, HonLLD

Jonathan Porritt, HonLLD

Chairman, UK Sustainable Development Commission

Jonathan Porritt is Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. He is a leading writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development and a renowned champion of environmental issues.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 22 July 2003

Anthony Powell, HonDDes

Anthony Powell, HonDDes

Anthony Powell is an Oscar-winning, internationally acclaimed costume and set designer for theatre and film.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 18 July 2003

Ms Usha Prashar CBE, HonLLD

Ms Usha Prashar CBE, HonLLD

Chair, Parole Board

Ms Usha Prashar, Chair of the Parole Board since October 1977, took her first degree in political studies at the University of Leeds, followed by a postgraduate diploma in social administration at Glasgow University. She has spent almost all her career working on committees and voluntary organisations since joining the Race Relations Board in 1971. Her positions have included Director of the Runnymede Trust, from 1977-84, Fellow of the Policy Studies Institute (1984-1986), Director of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (1986-1991) and Member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice (1991-1993). Ms Prashar's appointment to the Parole Board, which considers when prisoners can be released, has resulted in the Board being brought more into the public eye.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Friday 20 November 1998

Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE, HonDLitt

Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE, HonDLitt

President, UNICEF UK, Chairman, Enigma Productions

Lord Puttnam is an Oscar-winning film producer. Although now retired, he is still Chairman of the film company, Enigma Productions. He has been heavily involved in education and is also President of UNICEF UK.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 25 October 2005


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The Lord Rees of Ludlow OM PRS, HonDSc

The Lord Rees of Ludlow OM PRS, HonDSc

Cosmologist and astrophycist

Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal, is the author or co-author of more than 500 research papers on astrophysics and cosmology, as well as eight books on scientific subjects. His awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, and he even has an asteroid named after him -4587 Rees.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Thursday 24 July 2014

Peter Riddell, HonDLitt

Peter Riddell, HonDLitt

Assistant Editor (Politics), The Times

Peter Riddell is political columnist and commentator for The Times. He joined The Times in 1991 and has been the Assistant Editor (Politics) for the last eight years.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 20 July 2001

Lord Rogers of Riverside, HonDDes

Lord Rogers of Riverside, HonDDes

Richard Rogers is one of the foremost living architects. His practice is internationally renowned and he has received several key honours for his work.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 18 July 2005


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Hilary Sampson-Barry, HonDSc

Hilary Sampson-Barry, HonDSc

Hilary Sampson-Barry is seconded to the office of the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority. For the last four years she has been Head of Health Development in the London Regional Office of the NHS Executive where she led and designed the process for developing the London Health Strategy with partners and citizens across the capital. Hilary is engaged in a number of national groups and task forces, developing and implementing policy. She has the lead responsibility for Health Improvement Programmes, Health Action Zones, housing, regeneration, and joint working with other sectors and health impact assessment. She leads on national work to support the development of effective and sustainable partnerships, as well as developing London-wide partnerships with organisations such as the Government Office, Social Care, Housing Corporation, and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 23 October 2001

Wendy Savage, HonDSc

Wendy Savage, HonDSc

Wendy Savage is widely known as a voice for women in maternity services. She is particularly noted for her advocacy of choice in childbirth and for supporting the role of midwives.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 26 July 2000

Professor Simon Schama, HonDLitt

Professor Simon Schama, HonDLitt

Professor Simon Schama is Professor in the department of Art History at Columbia University. From 1995 to 1998 he was art critic and cultural essayist for The New Yorker Magazine. His art criticism won the National Magazine Award in 1996. He is also winner of the Wolfson Prize for History for Patriots and Liberators: Revolution and Government in the Netherlands 1780-1813 published in 1977; of the NCR Prize for Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989) and the W.H. Smith Literary Prize for Landscape and Memory (1995). His new book, Rembrandt's Eyes is to be published by Penguin Press in October 1999.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 05 November 1999

Sir Bob Scott, HonLLD

Sir Bob Scott, HonLLD

Chief Executive, Greenwich Millennium Trust

Sir Bob Scott is Chief Executive of Greenwich Millennium Trust. He is well known in Greenwich and London for his leading role in cultural and tourist activities. Sir Bob also led Manchester's successful efforts to bring the Commonwealth Games to the city last summer.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 14 July 2003

Councillor Jagir Sekhon OBE, HonLLD

Councillor Jagir Sekhon OBE, HonLLD

Jagir Sekhon is a distinguished alumna of the university. She is ward councillor for Greenwich West in London Borough of Greenwich and is a former Mayor of the Borough.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 13 July 2004

The Viscount De L'Isle, HonDUniv

The Viscount De L'Isle, HonDUniv

Lord Lieutenant of Kent

The Viscount De L'Isle (Philip Sidney) receives his award in recognition of his services to the county of Kent and its many charitable organisations. A former Army Major, and Member of the House of Lords (1991-99), he is president or patron of more than 20 county organisations including the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society and the Medway Branch Royal Aeronautical Society.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Thursday 28 July 2016

Dr Norbert Singer CBE, HonDSc

Dr Norbert Singer CBE, HonDSc

Dr Norbert Singer was Director of Thames Polytechnic from 1978 and then Vice-Chancellor of University of Greenwich until his retirement in 1993. His contribution to Higher Education was rewarded with a CBE in 1990.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Monday 15 November 1993

John Sorrell CBE, HonDDes

John Sorrell CBE, HonDDes

Chairman, CABE

John Sorrell is Chairman of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the Sorrell Foundation and the London Design Festival.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 16 July 2007

William (Bill) South CBE FIEE, HonDTech

William (Bill) South CBE FIEE, HonDTech

Bill South is a management consultant with an exceptional history in the electronics industry.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 20 July 2004

General Sir John Stibbon KCB OBE, HonDSc

General Sir John Stibbon KCB OBE, HonDSc

Chief Royal Engineer

General Sir John Stibbon KCB OBE was appointed Chief Royal Engineer by Her Majesty the Queen in 1993.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Wednesday 01 January 2003

Richard Stilgoe OBE DL, HonDLitt

Richard Stilgoe OBE DL, HonDLitt

Richard Stilgoe OBE and Deputy Lieutenant is best known as an entertainer, having appeared on television in Nationwide and That's Life throughout the 1970s. He has also written lyrics for Andrew Llloyd Webber musicals including Cats and Phantom of the Opera, and for the National Youth Music theatre.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Friday 12 November 1999

Sir Angus Stirling, HonDSc

Sir Angus Stirling, HonDSc

Chairman, Trustees of the Greenwich Foundation, ORNC

Sir Angus Stirling is Chairman of the Trustees of the Greenwich Foundation for the Royal Naval College, a registered charity responsible for looking after these splendid buildings on behalf of the nation. He distinguished contribution to arts and heritage was recognised with a knighthood in 1994.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 31 October 2002

Stuart Storey, HonDSc

Stuart Storey, HonDSc

Stuart Storey is a well-known sports commentator. He was educated at Apalding Grammar School and Loughborough Teacher Training College. As a talented sportsman, Stuart won the All England Schools hurdles title twice, and held the British record for 200m hurdles. He represented Great Britain in the 110m hurdles at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, the 1969 European Championships and the 1970 Commonwealth Games.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 22 July 2008

Sir William Stubbs, HonDEd

Sir William Stubbs, HonDEd

Chairman, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

Sir William Hamilton Stubbs is Chairman of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and a former Chairman of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 24 October 2007

Frederick Styles BEM, HonDUniv

Frederick Styles BEM, HonDUniv

Fredrick Styles was born and educated in Woolwich, and apart from his wartime service in the Royal Air Force (Air Sea Rescue Service), has always lived in the area. In 1938 he received the Royal Humane Society Medal for the outstanding act of bravery of the year for rescuing two bathers from the sea. In 1943, following another act of gallantry, he was awarded the British Empire Medal.

Graduated at Barbican Centre, Tuesday 21 November 1995


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Dr Joan Thirsk CBE, HonDSc

Dr Joan Thirsk CBE, HonDSc

Dr Joan Thirsk CBE FBA former Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford, is an economic and social historian of early modern England.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Wednesday 18 July 2001

The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Durham, HonDLitt

The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Durham, HonDLitt

Bishop of Durham

Michael Turnball has recently become the Bishop of Durham, the fourth most senior position in the Church of England. Born and educated in Yorkshire, he moved from Ilkley Grammar School to Keble College, Oxford to gain a BA in 1958. The church called however, and Bishop Turnball was ordained as deacon, and later priest in 1961. By 1956, his promise was increasingly noted and reflected in a succession of appointments, for example as a domestic chaplain to the Archbishop of York until 1969. His concern with education and training for service was reflected in his work of the Church Army from 1976-1984.

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Tuesday 15 November 1994


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Dr Pieter van der Merwe MBE DL, HonDLitt

Dr Pieter van der Merwe MBE DL, HonDLitt

General Editor, National Maritime Museum

Peter van der Merwe, an acclaimed writer on British maritime history, has been a key member of the National Maritime Museum for 40 years, and has made an outstanding contribution to culture and heritage throughout his career, Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich, his MBE in 2012 recognised his services both to national life and his local community.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 16 July 2015

Dame Joan Varly, HonDUniv

Dame Joan Varly, HonDUniv

Born 22 February 1920, Dame Joan was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College and the London School of Economics, where she studied economics. During her career she was a Conservative Agent and Director of Local Government Organisation at Conservative Central Office, a post she held from 1976 until retirement in 1984. Dame Joan was also secretary to the Cripps Committee, which examined the law as is related to women. "We found" she says, "that women were quite considerably disadvantaged in law, though only a minority were perhaps gravely affected."

Graduated at Westminster Central Hall, Monday 07 November 1994


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Edward Walker-Arnott QC, HonLLD

Edward Walker-Arnott QC, HonLLD

Solicitor / Consultant for Herbert Smith Freehills

Edward Walker-Arnott has been with international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills throughout his long and distinguished career. His many senior appointments include that of Governor, South Bank Centre (1999-2009) and Governor, The Wellcome Trust (2000-2010), and he has been involved in many high-profile cases. His expertise and guidance has also greatly benefited the university.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 16 July 2015

Dr Keith Warren, HonDSc

Dr Keith Warren, HonDSc

Dr Keith Warren has been an electronic engineer, technical director, businessman and Chairman of the highest governing body of the University of Greenwich, the Court of Governors.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 16 July 2001

Solomon Wifa, HonLLD

Solomon Wifa, HonLLD

Sol became the youngest-ever managing partner of O'Melveny & Myers, one of the biggest law firms in the world. A law graduate of the University, Sol is a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Tuesday 23 October 2012

Allan Willett CMG, HonLLD

Allan Willett CMG, HonLLD

Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

Allan Willett is a highly successful businessman and was the first chairman of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). He is currently Lord-Lieutenant of Kent.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 22 July 2003

Professor David Wills, HonDUniv

Professor David Wills, HonDUniv

Professor David Wills made an invaluable contribution to the leadership of the University of Greenwich over a period of 22 years. He played an important role in developing the Medway Campus, improving the buildings and facilities on the university estate and acquiring the Stockwell Street site in the centre of Greenwich.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 19 July 2010

Sir Michael Wilshaw, HonDEd

Sir Michael Wilshaw, HonDEd

Chief Inspector of Schools in England; Head of Ofsted

Sir Michael is renowned for his success in turning round failing inner city schools, and has been Director of Education for ARK, a charitable education trust in England. Sir Michael was knighted for services to education in 2000

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Monday 28 October 2013

Professor Robert Worcester, HonLLD

Professor Robert Worcester, HonLLD

Chairman, MORI

Robert M. Worcester is the founder and Chairman of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International) and Visiting Professor of Government and a governor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 31 October 2002

Tony Worthington, HonDSc

Tony Worthington, HonDSc

An International Development Specialist, Tony Worthington was educated at the London School of Economics, University of Glasgow, University of York and University of Durham. Tony began his distinguished career as a lecturer in social policy and sociology, and served for 13 years as Regional Councillor on the Strathclyde Regional Council where he was involved in pioneering work in counteracting urban deprivation. Tony served as MP for Clydebank and Milngavie in Glasgow from 1987 to 2005.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Tuesday 28 July 2009


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Colonel Cyril Young TD DL, HonLLD

Colonel Cyril Young TD DL, HonLLD

Colonel Cyril Young is a former consultant gynaecologist at Greenwich District Hospital and the British Hospital for Mothers and Babies, Woolwich. He is currently Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Greenwich.

Graduated at Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, Thursday 15 July 2004

The Right Honourable Baroness Young of Farnworth DL, HonDUniv

The Right Honourable Baroness Young of Farnworth DL, HonDUniv

Baroness Young was appointed in October 1992 to be the first Chancellor of the University of Greenwich. She has served for two successive three year terms of office. As the first Chancellor, she defined the role,in her ceremonial duties, which she has performed with great dignity while retaining the personal touch.

Graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Wednesday 28 October 1998