Honorary degrees July 2018

Author and poet Lemn Sissay and artists Tacita Dean and Gary Hume received honorary degrees from the University in ceremonies during July.

Others honoured by the University at ceremonies in Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals were two champions of women in technology: Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon and Dr Sue Black.

The full list of recipients:


Tacita Dean OBE received her honorary Doctor of the Arts degree, in recognition of her ‘distinguished and important contribution to contemporary art’, at a ceremony at Rochester Cathedral on 10 July.

 


Gary Hume received his honorary doctor of Arts Degree, in recognition of his ‘contribution to contemporary art’, at a ceremony at Rochester Cathedral on 10 July.

 


Richard Oldfield received his honorary Doctor of the University degree, in recognition of his ‘contribution to the university and the county of Kent’, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 16 July.

 


Dr Sue Black OBE received her honorary doctor of Science degree, in recognition of her ‘inspirational championing of women in computing and science and campaign to preserve and save Bletchley Park’ at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 16 July.

 


Sir Terence Etherton received his honorary Doctor of Laws degree, in recognition of his ‘exceptional contribution to law and public life’ at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 17 July.

 

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE received her honorary Doctor of Science degree, in recognition of her work ‘inspiring the next generation of female science, engineering and mathematics professionals’, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 17 July.

 


Professor Miranda Fricker  received her honorary Doctor of Letters degree, in recognition of her ‘major contribution to research in moral and feminist philosophy and social epistemology’, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 17 July.

 


Dr Julian Baggini received his honorary Doctor of Letters degree, in recognition of his ‘exceptional contribution to philosophy, politics and the communication of ideas’ at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 18 July.

 


Professor Dame Jane Francis DCME received her honorary Doctor of Science degree, in recognition of her ‘inspirational career and outstanding contribution to British polar research’, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 18 July.

 


Professor Mark Ablowitz  received his honorary Doctor of Science degree, in recognition of his ‘exceptional contributions to the science of nonlinear phenomena’, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral of 19 July.

 


Lemn Sissay MBE received his honorary Doctor of Letters degree, in recognition of his ‘contribution to literature and his inspirational life and career’ at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 19 July.

 


Philip Howard received his honorary Doctor of Arts degree, in recognition of his ‘inspirational life and outstanding contribution to hospitality and food’ at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 20 July.