Published On: Wed, Jun 18th, 2014 at 6:35am

University of Glasgow awards honorary degrees

Scottish gold medal winners  from past Commonwealth Games awarded Doctorates from the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow will award 14 Honorary Degrees for their services to sport.

The Doctorates will be awarded at the University of Glasgow’s annual Commemoration Day celebrations later today. Others will be made on the dates shown below.

The full list is as follows:

DOCTOR OF LETTERS (DLitt)

Colin BLANE
BBC News Correspondent

Gerry HUGHES
First Deaf Teacher in Scotland since 1880 and first deaf person to sail single-handedly around the globe via the five southern peaks

DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (DSc)

Professor Michael BOIT
Professor of Sport Science, Kenyatta University
DOCTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY (DUniv)

HRH Tunku IMRAN
President of the Commonwealth Games

Dr Bridget MCCONNELL
Chief Executive, Glasgow Life

His Excellency Mr Kamalesh SHARMA
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
DOCTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY (DUniv)

Mrs C Rosemary CHRIMES   
Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist Discus

Mr Alexander LECKIE 
Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist Fencing

Mr Joseph LAUGHLIN STEWART  
Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist 10000m

Mrs Rosemary OLIVIA WRIGHT 
Edinburgh 1970 Gold medalist 800m

Mr George ADRAIN 
Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Lawn Bowls Pairs

Mr William Allan GILLILAND 
Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Badminton Doubles

Mr Grant KNOX 
Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Lawn Bowls Pairs

Mr Daniel TRAVERS 
Edinburgh 1986 Gold medalist Badminton Doubles

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “I am pleased that the University will confer these Honorary Degrees upon 14 individuals who have made considerable contributions in their respective fields.

“As the city of Glasgow prepares for hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer I believe that it is especially fitting that we celebrate the Commonwealth and mark the achievements of our successful Scottish athletes from previous competitions.”

Over the course of this summer’s Graduation ceremonies, the University of Glasgow will award nine more Honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Engineering (DEng) to David Mackay, Test Pilot for Virgin Galactic, on Wednesday 2 July.

This full list is as follows:

DOCTOR OF LAWS (LLD) 

The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey PALMER – 1 July 11am 
New Zealand Lawyer

DOCTOR OF LETTERS (DLitt) 

Janice KIRKPATRICK – 20 June (GSA) 
Founder of Graven Images, Glasgow

DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (DSc) 

Professor Robert BOYD – 1 July 4pm 
Department of Physics, University of Ottawa

Professor Anne GLOVER – 3 July 11am 
Chief Scientific adviser to EU President

Professor Giuseppe MANCIA – 27 June 4pm 
Head of Department of Medicine, University of Milan

Professor Iain STEWART – 1 July 4pm 
Professor of Geosciences Communication, University of Plymouth

DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING (DEng) 

Captain David MACKAY – 2 July 4pm 
Test Pilot for Virgin Galactic

DOCTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY (DUniv) 

Andy BOW – 20 June (GSA) 
Senior partner Foster and Partners

Professor Sir Richard TRAINOR – 30 June 11am 
Principal, King’s College, London

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