University of Birmingham
DD: Lavinia Byrne, teacher, writer and broadcaster on religious issues; Mary Tanner, former theological secretary of the Church of England's Board for Mission and Unity, moderator of the Anglican Church on the World Faith and Order Commission.
DEng: Kenneth Wallis, wing commander and recognised authority in the design of autogyro aircraft; Martin Wood, founder of Oxford Instruments.
DLitt: Howard Hodgkin, artist; Billie Whitelaw, actress.
DSc: Anthony Kelly, professor, extraordinary fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, materials scientist; John Krebs, chief executive of the Natural Environment Research Council.
LLD: Andrew Crockett, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements; Christopher Freeman, professor and founding director of the science policy research unit at the University of Sussex; Rosalyn Higgins, professor of law at London School of Economics and judge in the International Court of Justice; Michael Thompson, vice chancellor and principal (1987-96).
MD: Brian MacMahon, emeritus Walcott professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.
University of Brighton
DLitt: Ann Markham, member of the board of the Teacher Training agency, former dean of the faculty of education, sport and leisure.
DSc: Audrey Emerton, chair of Brighton NHS Trust and the Medical Board for St John's Ambulance.
DTech: Roger Stone, design director of Ricardo Consulting Engineers.
LLD: Noel Hepworth, director of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
Goldsmiths University, London
DLit: Stuart Hall, professor of sociology at the Open University and visiting professor in media and communications at Goldsmiths.
DMus: Andrew Lloyd-Webber, composer.
University of Liverpool
DLitt: George Bass, professor and nautical archaeologist, founder of the institute of nautical archaeology at Texas A&M University, winner of the National Geographic Society's Gold Medal.
DMed: Alfred Cushieri, professor, pioneer of virtual reality surgery and telerobotics, winner of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Moynihan Prize;
DMus: Libor Pesek, music director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and orchestra, chief conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic 1980-81.
LLD: Emeka Anyaoku, secretary general of the Commonwealth; Wayne Bickerton, chairman of SESAC International, the world's second oldest performing rights society; Charles Elston, former high sheriff of Merseyside; Lin Ching-jiang, minister in the Taiwan department of education.
London School of Economics and Political Science
LLD: Jacques Delors, president of the Association of Notres Europe, former president of the commission of the European Economic Community.