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No 6353

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Vol cxliv No 36

pp. 644–663


Grace submitted to the Regent House on 11 June 2014

The Grace submitted to the Regent House on 11 June 2014 (Reporter, 6351, 2013–14, p. 631) was approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 20 June 2014.

Congregation of the Regent House on 18 June 2014

A Congregation of the Regent House was held this day at 2.45 p.m. The Chancellor was present. Processions formed in the Schools Arcade at 2.25 p.m. and entered the Senate-House by the East Door.

Music was performed at the Congregation by the Concentus Brass Ensemble, Mr Joseph Davies of Trinity College, and members of the choirs of Trinity College, St Catharine’s College, and Christ’s College.The programme of music was arranged by the University Organist Stephen Cleobury, C.B.E., of King’s College.

The following titular degrees were conferred:

Doctor of Law (honoris causa)
Albie Sachs
sometime Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Catherine Cesarsky, for.mem.r.s.
Haut Conseiller scientifique au Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, formerly Director General of the European Southern Observatory, sometime President of the International Astronomical Union

Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Yusuf Hamied, m.a., ph.d., hon. f.r.s.c.
Honorary Fellow of Christ’s College, pharmaceutical chemist and philanthropist, Chair of Cipla Ltd

Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Dan McKenzie, c.h., m.a., ph.d., f.r.s.
Fellow of King’s College, Royal Society Professor of Earth Sciences Emeritus, geophysicist

Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Martin, Baron Rees of Ludlow, o.m., m.a., ph.d., f.r.s.
Astronomer Royal, Fellow and formerly Master of Trinity College, Honorary Fellow of King’s College, of Jesus College, and of Darwin College, Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics Emeritus, formerly President of the Royal Society, cosmologist and astrophysicist

Doctor of Letters (honoris causa)
Ian McKellen, kt, c.h., c.b.e., b.a.
Honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, actor

Doctor of Music (honoris causa)
Mitsuko Uchida, d.b.e.

The Orator delivered the following speeches when presenting to The Chancellor the recipients of Honorary Degrees:

Honorary Degree Congregation

J. W. NICHOLLS, Registrary