Honorary Degrees procession 2011

The University of Cambridge has today submitted the names of eight distinguished individuals to the Regent House for approval for the conferment of honorary degrees by the Chancellor at a Congregation in the Senate House on Wednesday 20 June 2012.

Eight distinguished individuals have been nominated.

The eight people nominated are:

The Lord Judge of Draycote (Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College), Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (Doctor of Law)

Dr Brigitte Askonas (Honorary Fellow of Girton and Murray Edwards Colleges), immunologist (Doctor of Science)

Professor Uta Frith (Honorary Fellow of Newnham College), developmental psychologist (Doctor of Science)

Professor Sir Richard Gardner (Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College), physiologist (Doctor of Science)

Professor Peter Higgs, theoretical physicist (Doctor of Science)

Professor Roger Tsien (Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius and Churchill Colleges), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (Doctor of Science)

Professor Phillip King (Honorary Fellow of Christ's College), sculptor (Doctor of Letters)

Mr Alfred Brendel, pianist (Doctor of Music)

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