Honorary degrees

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER. LLD: Mary Hogg, High Court judge and member of the university's court of governors; John MacGregor, former secretary of state for education and science and leader of the House of Commons; Peter Boizot, founder and chairman of Pizza Express plc; Alexander Macmillan, president of Macmillan Ltd; Ralf Dahrendorf, warden of St Anthony's College, Oxford and governor, LSE.

DSc: Kenneth Calman, chief medical officer at the Department of Health.

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

DLitt: David Astor, former editor of The Observer.

DSc: Walter Bodmer, director-general of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and founder member of the Committee on the Public Understanding of Science; Alastair Couper, professor of maritime studies at the University of Wales College of Cardiff; Alan Macfarlane, former chairman of the university's board of governors; Ian Mercer, chief executive of the Countryside Council for Wales and president of the Devon Wildlife Trust; Roger Wilkins, president of the British Grassland Society.

DTech: Helen Sharman, scientist, technologist and Britain's first astronaut.

MA: Crispin Gill, author, historian and journalist; Basil Curtis, former broadcaster/tennis commentator and fundraiser.

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

DUniv: Stuart Hamer, director of education and training with Ford of Europe; John Lyles, lord-lieutenant of West Yorkshire.

DLitt: Dorothy Roberts, concert pianist and abstract painter.

MA: Bryan Mosley, actor.

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