Honorary degrees

University of Manchester

DMus: John Tomlinson, operatic bass.

DSc: Leslie Turnberg, emeritus professor of medicine, former president of the Royal College of Physicians.

LLD: Anna Ford, news broadcaster and journalist, first woman president of Manchester University Student Union; Alf Morris, MP for Wythenshawe (1964-97), former minister for the disabled.

Open University

DUniv: Elizabeth Carnegy, baroness, Privy councillor, member of the university's council (1984-96) and vice- chair from 1994, ex-chair of education for Tayside and the Manpower Services Committee for Scotland.

MUniv: Jim Arnold, director, New Lanark Conservation Trust, chairman of the Association of Independent Industrial Museum and Heritage Sites and of Bell College, Hamilton; Lillias Noble, commissioner, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, vice chairman in 1995, education adviser to the Scottish Prison Service.

Abo Akademi, Finland

D. Phillips, Rush Rhees research professor at the University of Wales, Swansea and Danforth professor of philosophy of religion, Claremont Graduate University, has been awarded an honorary doctorate.

University of London

DSc(Med): Jim Parratt, professor in physiology and pharmacology at the University of Strathclyde.

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