University of St Andrews Honorary Degrees

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University of St Andrews Honorary Degrees

Honorary graduates

This is the archive of honorary graduates of the University of St Andrews.

The Rt Honourable Dame Elish Angiolini 
LLD 2017
In recognition of her major contribution to legal matters in Scotland, public service, and higher education.

Professor Bahram Beyzaie
DLitt 2017
In recognition of his major contribution to Iranian culture and the Arts.

Dr John Cameron
LLD 2017
In recognition of his leadership in the many fields of endeavour in which he is involved.

Mr Clement Mubanga Chileshe
LLD 2017
In recognition of his major contribution to the enhancement of the quality of life of young people through sport.

Professor Anthony Cohen
DSc 2017
In recognition of his major contribution to Scottish academic and intellectual life, for his pioneering work in the anthropology of the UK, for his leadership of Queen Margaret University as its inaugural Principal.

Professor Laura Beatriz Esquivel Valdés
DLitt 2017
In recognition of her extraordinary contribution to world literature and Mexican culture.

Dr Richard Holloway
DLitt 2017
In recognition of his major contributions to literature, public life and ethical debate.

Professor Michael Klein
DSc 2017
In recognition of his major contribution to computational chemistry and to scientific computing.

Professor Malcolm Longair
DSc 2017
In recognition of his contributions to astrophysics, to Scottish science and to the public understanding of science.

Mr Donald Macleod
DMus 2017
In recognition of his major contribution to broadcasting and classical music.

Mr David Nott
MD 2017
In recognition of his major contribution to humanitarian medicine and surgery.

Mr Michael Palin
DSc 2017
In recognition of his major contribution to the public understanding of contemporary geographical issues and his notable service to the development of the discipline of geography in UK secondary and tertiary education (and a bit of writing and acting along the way!).