Honorary Graduate No.1: Diana Garnham

Posted by hct16 at Jan 29, 2013 04:46 PM |
Diana Garnham, Chief Executive of the Science Council and former University of Leicester student, was bestowed an honorary degree of Doctors of Laws from the University of Leicester on Friday 25 January.

Diana Garnham graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in Politics in 1977, where she was President of the Politics Society, Assistant Treasurer of the Students’ Union and a member of the Students’ Union Executive.

In 2006 she was appointed Chief Executive of the Science Council, a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and its applications.

Along with her degree from the University of Leicester, Diana also has an MA in War Studies from King's College London and an unfinished PhD at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

She joined the Council on Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament as Administrative Secretary in 1983 before moving to the Association of Medical Research Charities in 1987, becoming Chief Executive in 1991.

Diana Garnham received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at 11am on Friday 25th January 2013 at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.

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