Media notice - University of Leicester graduation honorary degrees: July 12th-15th

Posted by pt91 at Jul 04, 2011 02:20 PM |
Reminder of dates and times for 2011 Honorary Degrees at University of Leicester. These take place from July 12-15th inclusive at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 4 July 2011

Full release here

A media operational note re the honorary degree for Archbishop Desmond Tutu will follow in due course.

Images for honorands are available from

Tuesday 12 July 3pm

Michael Wood, historian and television presenter, most recently of the highly acclaimed ‘The Story of England’ focusing on the local village of Kibworth. (DLitt- Doctor of Letters)

Carole Blackburn, Chair of the Welford Road Police and Community Support Group, Leicester and keen supporter of University/City relationships. (LLM- Master of Laws)

Wednesday 13 July, 11am

Bruce Grocott, Lord Grocott of Telford, a University of Leicester graduate. (LLD- Doctor of Laws)

Wednesday 13 July, 3pm

Kathy Williams, Academic Registrar at the University of Leicester until 2010 who has worked at the institution for 36 years.   (LLD- Doctor of Laws)

Alan Birchenall MBE, footballer during the 1960s and 1970s, who played for England and for Leicester City (1971-77).   (LLM – Master of Laws)

Thursday 14 July, 11am

Harvey Watson, Police Officer at the University of Leicester and Vice Chair of PAHELO (Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers). (LLM- Master of Laws)

Thursday 14 July, 3pm

Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton, KCB, FRAeS, current Chief of the Air Staff and Head of the RAF. (LLD- Doctor of Laws)

Friday 15 July, 11am

Jon Lord, Leicester-born jazz and rhythm and blues musician. (DMus – Doctor of Music)

Friday 15 July, 3pm

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, internationally acclaimed for his part in South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. (DLitt- Doctor of Letters).

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