Honorary graduates

Each year, at the University's graduation ceremonies, NTU confers honorary awards upon individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievement in their field; the contribution they have made to society; or their service to the University.

Scroll down to view our A-Z list of honorary graduates.

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Abdela, Ms Lesley
HonDLitt for contribution in raising the profile of professional women in the United Kingdom.

Adie, Ms Kate, OBE - Journalist
HonDLitt for contribution to journalism and broadcasting.

Alexander, Ms Hilary, OBE
HonDDes in recognition of her outstanding support for students, graduates and aspiring new designers. More...

Alsop, Professor William, OBE RA - Director of Alsop Architects and Professor of Architecture at Vienna Technical University
HonDDes for contribution to the creation of art for use in the public sector and to high standards in innovative design.

Anderson, Mr Vivian, MBE - Former football player, manager and fundraiser
HonDUniv in recognition of his significant contribution to sport, inclusion and to the community through his charitable work. More...

Atkinson, Dr Margaret - Former Children's Commissioner for England and Founder / CEO of Maggie Atkinson Consulting
HonDEd in recognition of her signficant contribution to the rights of the child in the UK and enforcing the obligations of all agencies to empower, support and protect the child. More...

Attenborough, Sir David
HonDSc in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public awareness and understanding about life on Earth.  More...

Aynsley-Green, Professor Sir Al - First Children's Commissioner for England and international authority on children's services
HonDEd in recognition of his outstanding contribution to children’s education, health and other services.  More...

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Bains, Mr Sat - Internationally admired Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur
HonDArts in recognition of his significant contribution to catering and hospitality on both a national and international stage and his support to the restaurant industry in Nottingham and the championing of quality local produce. More...

Baldwin, Professor Robert (deceased)

HonDSc for outstanding achievement to sciences and for his roles as an ambassador for scientific endeavour in Nottingham and the UK. More...

Balls, Rt Hon Ed - British Labour Party Co-operative Party politician
HonDEcon in recognition of his significant contribution to public life in the UK and shaping the development of UK economic and social policy. More...

Banks, Mr Jeff
HonDDes for contribution to art and design.

Barber, Sir Michael
HonDUniv in recognition of his leading contribution to reforms aimed at the modernisation of public management and services over the last 20 years, both nationally and internationally, as an area of expertise explicitly identified in the University's strategic plan. More...

Batmanghelidjh, Ms Camila - Charity leader and champion for the well-being of children
HonDSocSci in recognition of her contribution to the wellbeing of children.  More...

Beeny, Ms Sarah - An influential and entertaining property developer, broadcaster and author
HonDDes in recognition of her significant contribution to raising the profile and accessibility of property management and development and related issues to the wider general public. More...

Begg, Professor David - Chairman of the Commision for Integrated Transport (CfIT)
HonDSc for contribution in changing and influencing the development and implementation of the UK’s transport policy towards a more environmentally friendly, sustainable transport agenda. More...

Bingham, The Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG PC (deceased), Pre-eminent lawyer of his generation
HonLLD in recognition of his contribution as a leading judicial advocate of constitutional reform and his influence in the development of the law in numerous areas. More...

Bishop, Sir Michael, CBE
HonDBA for services to aviation and air transport industries.

Blake, Sir Peter, CBE - outstanding figure of British art and design, and champion of inter-disciplinary practice
HonDArt in recognition of his outstanding contribution to art and design, in Britain and around the world.  More...

Bonfield, Sir Peter - Chief Executive of British Telecom
HonDEng for contribution to higher education through research, teaching and innovated development in computing.

Boparan, Mr Ranjit Singh - Food industry entrepreneur
HonDUniv in recognition of his significant contribution to the food manufacturing industry, to education and development in the workforce, and for his philanthropic interests. More...

Borrie, Lord, QC - Labour Peer and Chairman of the Commission of Social Justice

HonDUniv in recognition of personal contribution to public life and debate.

Bowden, Mr Paul - International environmental lawyer and champion for legal education
HonDLaw in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the conduct of international environmental law and his commitment and support for legal education. More...

Bowen, Mr Jeremy - A broadcaster with exceptional flair for covering the complexities of international news

HonDSocSci in recognition of his significant contribution to understanding the nature and complexities of contemporary affairs, particularly in the Middle East, and raising awareness by providing an informed account of politics in that part of the world. More... 

Bowles, Mr Peter, Actor
HonDLitt for contributions to the theatre, television drama and entertainment. More...

Brennan, Lord Daniel, QC - Chairman of the General Council of the Bar
HonLLD for contribution in to the field of personal injury and medical negligence.

Brewer, Mr Derek - Business leader in top-level sport and all-round community development
HonDUniv in recognition of his pivotal role in cricket and his wider contribution to sport, culture and the local economy in this city, county and region. More...

Brindley, Ms Lynne - Chief Executive, The British Library
HonDLitt for outstanding achievements in the field of librarianship and information management.

Brook, Professor Sir Richard, OBE FREng - Chief Executive, EPSRC
HonDSc for contribution to Higher Education through leadership as Chief Executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Browning, Mr David
HonDSc for contribution to biomedical science.

Buchanan, Sir Andrew - Lord Lieutenant of the County of Nottinghamshire
HonLLD for public services to the county.

Burrows, Mr John
HonDSocSci in recognition of his extensive and sustained contribution to knowledge, policy and practice in the field of criminological research.  More...

Buttress, Mr Wolfgang - Award winning international artist
HonDArt in recognition of his significant contribution to the visual arts and the way art in public locations can challenge and inspire as a catalyst for social change. More...

Byford, Baroness Hazel
HonDSc in recognition of her outstanding contribution and commitment to agriculture and rural life. More...

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Cadogan, Professor Sir John
HonDSc for contribution to the development and recognition of the economics of research.

Cahill, Mr Kevin
HonDLitt in recognition of his outstanding contribution and commitment to fund-raising and humanitarian aid. More...

Callow, Mr Philip, Novelist (deceased)
HonMA in recognition of his contribution to English novel writing, poetry writing and scholarship over the last 45 years and the international acclaim his work has attracted. More...

Campbell, Baroness Sue, CBE - British sports administrator
HonDSci in recognition of her significant contribution to sport performance at national and Olympic level, in particular to Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic Success and to enhancing the quantity and quality of sporting opportunities and to reducing inequalities in sporting provision for young people across the United Kingdom. More...

Cannell, Ms Doris (posthumous)
HonDLitt for contribution by personal example to lifelong learning.


Carr, Mr Paul - Composer, director of opera and an inspiration for students and other performers
HonDMus in recognition of his significant contribution to music at a national level. More...

Carsberg, Sir Brian - Former Director General of Oftel and the Office of Fair Trading
HonDBA in recognition of his influential role in the development of the surveying profession. More...

Carter, Mr Donald E
HonDSc for the establishment of links between industry and higher education.

Cheng, Professor Siwei
HonDEcon in recognition of his distinction as an academic economist and his contribution to Chinese economic reform and development. More...

Chiang Liang, Professor Dato' Teo

HonDBA for contribution to business and economic developments in Malaysia.

Ching, Professor Francis - Professor of Architecture, University of Washington
HonDDes for contribution to architecture and design education throughout the world.

Clarke, The Rt Hon Kenneth, QC MP - Chancellor of the Exchequer
HonDUniv for his personal contribution to public life in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Clayden, Ms Marian - International textile artist
HonDArt in recognition of her outstanding contribution to international textile art and design. More...

Cochrane, Professor Peter, OBE
HonDEng for contribution in the field of communications and electronics.

Connolly, Billy - Multi-talented stage and screen performer
HonDLitt in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the performing arts and support for the work of charities.  More...

Connolly, Sarah, CBE - Mezzo-soprano
HonDMus in recognition of her significant contribution to music and the arts. More...

Cook, Professor Roger - Broadcaster and Journalist

HonDLitt in recognition of his lifelong contribution to journalism and his support to Nottingham Trent University in journalism training and education. More...

Cossons, Sir Neil, OBE - Director, Science Museum
HonDLitt for services to industry history and the museum service.

Cowell, Professor Ray
HonDUniv in recognition of his outstanding contribution and commitment to higher education and the development of Nottingham Trent University. More...

Crane, Mr Nicholas - Geographer, writer and broadcaster
HonDSc in recognition of his outstanding services to public knowledge about the environment and sustainable development. More...

Crawford, Mr Stan, OBE - Champion of regeneration and building sustainable communities (deceased)
HonDTech in recognition of his leadership in the development of one of the UK’s leading showcase regeneration projects, and for making a substantial difference to the work and life of Nottinghamshire. More...

Cullen, Ms Crista - Elite international sportswoman, Olympic gold medallist and NTU alumna
HonDUniv in recognition of her significant contribution to sport. More...

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Davies, Mr George - The George Davies Partnership
HonDDes for contribution to the fashion and textile sector of the retail area of the United Kingdom.

Davies, Dame Sally - An international figure in medical research and health service leadership
HonDSci in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development of medical research strategy and leadership in the health professions. More...

Davison, Richard - Four time equestrian Olympian and European medallist
HonDSci in recognition of his significant contribution to the world of equestrian sport. More...

Day, Mr Barry, OBE - Headteacher of Greenwood Dale School
HonDEd in recognition of his outstanding work to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people in the city of Nottingham, reflecting not only his success in transforming Greenwood Dale School in Nottingham but also his broader influence in raising educational standards nationally. More...

Dean, Mr Christopher, OBE - Ice Dancer
HonMA for services to ice dance and contribution to its development as a creative art.

Dench, Dame Judi - Supremely gifted and versatile actor
HonDLitt in recognition of her outstanding contribution and commitment to the art and profession of stage and screen performance.  More...

Denza, Ms Vanessa, MBE
HonDDes in recognition of her support for fashion, textiles and business graduates. More...

Dixon, Mr Stephen - Broadcast journalist
HonDLitt in recognition of his significant contribution to journalism and broadcasting, and for continued involvement in the work of Nottingham Trent University’s Alumni Association. More...

Djanogly, Sir Harry, CBE

HonDBA for services to local industry and commerce and his support of education in Nottingham.

Donaldson, Lord - Former Master of the Rolls
HonLLD for services to the legal profession in the United Kingdom and the key role of the Nottingham Law School in the education and training of Lawyers.

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Edelkoort, Ms Li - Founder of Studio Edelkoort and Trend Union
HonDArt in recognition of her pioneering trend forecasting as a profession which crosses several disciplines within design and which is recognised internationally. More...

Evans, Professor Sir Christopher, OBE
HonDSc for contribution to bio-technology.

Eyre, Sir Richard, CBE - Artistic Director, National Theatre
HonDLitt for services to the Theatre and the Arts.

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Falconer, The Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC - A barrister of international renown and a legal and constitutional reformer
HonLDD in recognition of his outstanding contribution to legal and public service, and to constitutional reform. More...

Falvey, Dr David - Executive Director, British Geological Survey
HonDSc for international contribution to Geological Science.

Farr, Jenny MBE JP DL - An influential contributor to the life, welfare and ambitions of Nottinghamshire
HonDLitt in recognition of her significant contribution to the life, welfare and ambitions of this University, Nottinghamshire and the whole of the regional and national life, which she has so significantly affected.  More...

Fischer, Professor Werner - Principal of the Fachhochschule Karlruhe
HonDEng for contribution to developing Nottingham Trent’s European perspectives through collaboration.

Flynn, Mr Desmond (posthumous) - Inspector General and Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service
HonLLD presented posthumously in recognition of his significant contribution to public affairs, public administration and law reform in the field of insolvency law and practice. More...

Foster, Mr Arthur E
HonMEd for contribution to educational administration.

Francke, Ms Ann - Global business management expert
Hon DBA in recognition of her significant contribution to British industry and the promotion and development of improved management practice in the UK. More...

Frayling, Sir Christopher - A distinguished and versatile leader in artistic development and appreciation
HonD Art in recognition of his outstanding leadership in art and design education and his promotion of the arts nationally and internationally. More...

Froch, Mr Carl - Former boxer, and now boxing analyst
HonDSci in recognition of his significant contribution to boxing on an international stage. More...

Frostrup, Ms Mariella
HonDLitt in recognition of her outstanding contribution and commitment to journalism and broadcasting. More...

Furniss, Mr Bill
HonDSci in recognition of his guidance and stewardship for a whole generation of international swimmers and as an inspiring ambassador for sport.  More...

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Gale, Professor Tony
HonDSc in recognition of his outstanding contribution to psychology teaching and learning. More...

Gallop, Professor Angela, CBE - one of the UK's foremost forensic scientists
HonDSc in recognition of her contribution to national and international forensic science in the support of justice.  More...


Gapper, Mr Vernon
HonMEcon for contribution to public life.

Gatti, Maestro Daniele - Music Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
HonDMus for contribution to music and his work with some of the world’s leading orchestras.

Gavin, Mr Diarmuid
HonDArt in recognition of his international reputation for contemporary garden designs. More...

Gioulekas, Mr Constantinos - Prominent politician, journalist and lawyer
HonDBA - More...

Glazer, Jonathan - British filmmaker
HonDArt in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts and creative industries. More...

Gosling, Julie - A resilient champion of social justice for disabled people and others
HonDSocSci in recognition of her outstanding contribution to social justice campaigning. More...

Gourlay, Mr Alexander - Leading international executive in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry
HonDBA in recognition of his significant contribution to leadership in the UK health and beauty industry, and the international position of the Nottingham-based Boots company in this field. More...

Gray, Dr Kenneth, CBE FREng
HonDSc for contribution to pioneering the development of solid state microwaves and ferro-electronic liquid crystal flat-screen displays. 

Gray, Professor George, CBE FRS FRSE (deceased)
HonDSc for services to chemistry and chemistry education.

Greenbury, Sir Richard
HonDBA services to retail sector and textiles industry.

Grimwood, Mr Brian - The man who changed the look of British illustration
HonMDes in recognition of his substantial development of illustration as a respected and influential global profession and for his role in establishing one of the first illustration agencies in the UK. More...

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Hamilton, Mrs Sophie (deceased)
HonLLD for contribution to the strategic development of Nottingham Law School Ltd and her services to the wider university community.

Hammond, Mr John
HonDLitt for contribution to scholarship on a number of 19th and 20th Century writers, particularly H G Wells.

Harris, Mr John F
HonDTech for services to the electricity supply industry, to links between business and higher education and to local voluntary agencies

Hallenga, Ms Kristin - Dedicated promoter of health awareness and edudation and fundraiser
HonDPA in recognition of her significant contribution to charity work, health awareness and community spirit. More...

Hedley, Professor Emeritus Ronald (deceased)
HonDUniv for services to education.

Henry, Sir Lenny, CBE - Comedian, actor, singer and chrity founder
HonDUniv in recognition of his significant contribution to British Comedy and Drama, along with his achievements in international charity work. More...

Hilsum, Professor Cyril, CBE - Corporate Research Adviser
HonDEng for contribution in pioneering semiconductor devices in the United Kingdom and the development of flat-screen displays and liquid crystal displays worldwide.

Hoar, Mr David, FRICS
HonMSc for contribution to environmental studies.

Hopkins, Professor David - International expert in School Improvement 
HonDEd in recognition of his significant contribution to education and school improvement. More...

Housden, Sir Peter, KCB - Outstanding practitioner in public service and education
HonDUniv in recognition of his significant contribution to local and national government and in particular to the reform and improvement of locally delivered public services. More...

Hughes, Mr Chris

HonDLitt in recognition of his lifelong contribution to radio and journalism; his commitment to community development and his support for journalism education at NTU. More...

Humber, Mr J R - Director, The Housebuilders Federation
HonDTech for services to construction industry.

Humphreys, Mrs Margaret, CBE - Founder and Director, Child Migrants Trust
HonMA for contribution to knowledge of child care, social policy and practice.

Hynd, Oliver - British Paralympic Swimmer
HonDSci in recognition of his significant contribution to international swimming. More...

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Jackson, Dr Bryan, OBE - Industrialist and regional champion for the East Midlands
HonDBA in recognition of his outstanding contribution as an industrialist and champion of economic growth.  More...

Jones, Mr Adrian - Former Director of Planning, Transport and Highways for Nottingham City Council
HonDDes in recognition of his nationally renowned work in the successful integration of planning, transport, highway design, urban design and conservation. More...

Judge, The Rt Hon Sir Igor
HonLLD in recognition of his major contribution to the success of Nottingham Law School. More...

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Karasawa, Madam Ritsuko - President of the ICS College of Arts in Tokyo, Japan
HonMDes for contribution to the development of design education in Japan in conjunction with Nottingham Trent’s School of Art and Design. More...

Kay, Ms Angela, MBE - Artistic Director of the Nottingham Choral Trust
HonMEd in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the field of music education. More...

Kenwright, Mr Bill
HonDLitt in recognition of his outstanding contribution and commitment to British theatre. More...

Knill, Sir John - Former Chief Executive of Natural Environment Research Council (deceased 2002)
HonDTech for contribution to geology risk assessment and waste and environmental management.

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Latham, Sir Michael, DL
HonLLD for contribution to environmental policies.

Leach, Mr Michael - Internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer, author and conservationist
HonDSc in recognition of his global contribution to the impact upon the field of conservation in general and animal science in particular. More...

Leaning, The Very Reverend David - Dean of Southwell (deceased)
HonMA in recognition of his work in Nottinghamshire over more than 35 years, in Warsop as Archdeacon of Newark and as Dean of the Cathedral Church. More...

Lee, Mr Derek
HonDEd for services to education in Lincolnshire and the region.

Lees, Diane, CBE - Director General of the Imperial War Museums
HonDArt in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts, and in particular museums, galleries and cultural heritage. More...

Lewis, Mr David - Outstanding leader in global sustainable business and management
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (HonDBA) in recognition of his outstanding service to creative and sustainable business leadership and development within a global corporation. More...

Little, Mr Robert Frankland, OBE (deceased) - A gifted helmsman in business, in mental healthcare and in promoting education
HonDUniv in recognition of his contribution to education as founding Chair of Aimhigher Nottinghamshire, and to health as founding Chairman of Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust. More...

Lomas, Ms Claire - Dedicated fundraiser for research into a cure for paralysis and sportswoman
HonDUniv in recognition of her significant contribution to fundraising for spinal injuries research. More...

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MacGregor, Ms Sue, CBE - Journalist, Presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today Programme
HonDLitt in recognition of her services to the profession of journalism in public affairs.

MacKenzie, Ms Ruth - Executive Director, Nottingham Playhouse
HonDLitt for services to theatre.

MacLeod, Dr Hannah - Olympic gold medallist, nutritionist and NTU alumna
HonDUniv in recognition of her significant contribution to sport. More...

Maddox, Sir John - Former Editor of Nature (deceased)
HonDLitt for contribution to the establishment and development of one of the most prominent scientific journals in the world.

Madrigal, Professor Alejandro - Scientific Director of The Anthony Nolan Trust
HonDSc in recognition of his work as one of the world's most distinguished scientists in the field of bone marrow transplantation and transplantation using cord blood cells and for bringing together more than 26 partner institutions to undertake research into improving current transplant regimes for cancer patients. More...

Malina, Professor Jaroslav - Theatrical Designer
HonDDes for contribution to the international dissemination of theatre design practice and understanding through both published and performed works. More...

Marlowe, Mrs Hilary 'Gussy' - An influential facilitator and supporter of medical research
HonDSci in recognition of her outstanding contribution as a benefactor and facilitator of medical research.  More...

McClure, Ms Vicky - An award-winning actress and charity campaigner
HonDArt in recognition of her significant contribution to the acting profession and to the charitable support in Nottingham. More...

McKenna, Virginia, 
OBE – Actress and dedicated campaigner for animal conservation
HonDSc in recognition of her outstanding record of service to film, theatre and wildlife conservation. More...

McLaren, Mr Ian, QC
HonLLD to mark his contribution to the development of the legal community in Nottingham as well as his role in the success of NTU's Bar Vocational Course (BVC). More...

Maier, Juergen - Chief Executive, Siemens plc
HonDSci in recognition of his significant contribution to the United Kingdom’s industrial competitiveness on the global scene and strategic leadership for enhancing education and skills development at the national level. More...

Meadows, Mr Shane - Gifted film-maker whose dramas inspired by his Midlands roots draw international acclaim
HonDArts in recognition of his significant contribution to the British film industry with his international reputation as a film-maker. More...

Menuhin, The Rt Hon Lord (deceased)

HonDMus for national and international services to music.

Middleton, Mr Stanley, Novelist (deceased)
HonDLitt for contribution as one of the UK’s leading novelists and his status as one of Nottingham's most prominent citizens.

Milican, Ms Nikki - Artistic Director of the New Moves International Ltd and a major influence on live art in the UK and beyond
HonMA for contribution to contemporary art, particularly British Live Art.

Mills, Dame Barbara, DBE QC - Director of Public Prosecutions
HonLLD for services to law and public affairs.

Mills, Mrs Janet, MBE
HonMA in recognition for her work in shaping the strategic direction of the Department of Work and Pensions and in engaging regional policy-makers with the implications of demographic ageing.
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Morgan-Webb, Dame Patricia, DBE
HonDUniv in recognition of her commitment to education throughout her working life and for the successful merger of four major colleges of further education in Nottingham to create New College, Nottingham.
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Morton, Ms Samantha - Award-winning actor, director, and campaigner on difficult social issues
HonDLitt in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts, and in particular film and television.  More...

Mujawayo-Keiner, Ms Esther - Humanitarian campaigner and supporter of fellow survivors of genocide
HonDSocSci in recognition of her significant and compassionate contribution to the care of the victims of genocide. More...

Mulgan, Dr Geoff - Major influence on contemporary thinking in public policy development
HonDSocSci in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the course of political innovation and the development of new organisations and enterprises to meet social needs.  
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Nair, Mr Azhakath Kodoli Gopalan - Group Director of the Pearl Fashion Academy (deceased)
HonDDes for his achievements in empowering fashion and design education in India, promoting international co-operation, nurturing creativity and innovation, and giving the educational opportunity of a lifetime to thousands of students in India and beyond. 
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Napier, Professor Michael, CBE - President of the Law Society
HonLLD for contribution to Litigation Practice and long association with the Nottingham Law School.

Neale, The Rev Canon Eddie, MBE
HonDLitt for contribution to community development work and particularly the Greater Partnership Forum.

Noble, Mr Tim & Webster, Ms Sue - Collaborative artists of international acclaim
HonDArt in recognition of their role as major contributors to contemporary British art, their radical influence on younger generations of artists and as indicators of the role Nottingham has had in producing exciting and culturally relevant arts practitioners. 
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Normal, Mr Henry - English comedian, television producer, poet and writer
HonDLitt in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts, particularly poetry, television and film. More...

Noskwith, Mr Rolf (deceased) - Former Chairman of Charnos Hosiery Limited

HonDBA for contribution to the textile industry.

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O'Neill, Professor John (deceased)
HonDUniv for services to further and higher education.

Ogilvie, Dame Bridget, DBE - The Wellcome Trust
HonDSc for contribution to supporting medical research in the United Kingdom.

Orta, Professor Lucy
HonMA in recognition of her strengths in bringing together diverse communities and professionals from the design disciplines and involving them in collaborative processes.
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Otton, The Rt Hon Sir Philip - Lord Justice of Appeal
HonLLD in recognition of distinguished membership of the judiciary, and of assistance and support to the University through relationship with Nottingham Law School.

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Pannone, Mr Rodger - President of the Law Society of England and Wales
HonLLD for services to law in the UK and Europe.

Parekh of Kingston upon Hull, Baron Bhikhu - eminent political scientist in the fields of multiculturalism and race relations
HonDSocSci in recognition of his outstanding contribution to political science in the fields of multiculturalism and race relations. More...

Parthasarathy, Professor Kalyanapuram Rangachari - Mathematician
HonDTech for contribution to creating a new branch of mathematics, the Quantum Stochastic Calculus.

Peace, Sir John - A leading figure in the civic and commercial life of Nottinghamshire and the governance of Nottingham Trent University
HonDBA in recognition of his significant contribution to the civic and commercial life of the City and County and to the governance and leadership of Nottingham Trent University. More...

Pease, Professor Ken

HonDSocSci in recognition of his distinguished contributions to, and major influences on, crime-related research, public policy and practice over many years.
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Pessina, Mr Stefano – Chairman of Alliance Boots and key influencer on East Midlands and global pharmaceutical business performance
HonDBA in recognition of his significant contribution to the pharmaceutical industry in Europe and to the regional economy of the East Midlands. More...

Platt, Baroness - Former Chair of Equal Opportunities Commission (deceased)
HonDSc for services to higher education, to the policies of the Nottingham Polytechnic Engineering Faculty and to the development of Equal Opportunities in the UK.

Porter, Mr Peter - Distinguished poet, author and journalist (deceased)
HonDLitt in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British poetry, and to the teaching and appreciation of English literature.  
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Prins, Professor Herschel - Chairman of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (deceased)
HonLLD for contribution to clinical criminology and forensic social work.

Pulford, Sir Andrew, CBE - Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Air Force
HonDUniv in recognition of his significant contribution to the Royal Air Force. More...

Puttnam of Queensgate, Lord David - Film producer

HonDSc in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the cultural landscape of the UK, in both economic and creative terms, and for his notable support for the Nottingham City-based GameCity Festival.
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Rains, Mr Colin, MBE - Co-ordinator of many national and international sporting events for disabled people (deceased)
HonDEd for contribution to improving disabled people’s quality of life.

Ramsbotham, General the Lord David, GCB CBE - Former Chief Inspector of Prisons
HonLLD for contribution to the public debate about penal policy and practice, and for the resolute approach he adopted to the independence of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.
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Randall, Mr John, CBE - Former Director of Professional Standards and Development at the Law Society and now Chief Executive of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
HonLLD for contribution to the advancement of legal education, particularly the vocational and professional stage.

Rees, Mr William (deceased 2004)
HonLLD for contribution to the development of property evaluation education.

Rhines, Dr Walden C - President and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics
HonDTech for contribution to pioneering microelectronic devices in the semiconductor industry.

Richardson, Dr Kenneth, OBE - Ilkeston-born discoverer of a life-saving drug
HonDSc in recognition of his outstanding contribution to drug discovery and the saving of lives around the world. More...

Richmond, Mr Tim, MBE - Former Member of the University’s Board of Governors and Chairman of Pannell Kerr Forster International Association

HonDBA for contribution to international chartered accountancy and strategic planning.

Rimington, Dame Stella, DCB - Ground-breaking former security chief and writer
HonDSocSci in recognition of her support for openness about the work of the secret service.
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Romans, Dr Michael
HonDTech for contribution to environmental education.

Rosen, Mr Michael - Writer, performer and teacher and a towering influence on children's reading
HonDEd in recognition of his outstanding contribution to literature and learning, and his inspiration to teachers, parents and children. 
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Rozenberg, Mr Joshua – Law journalist and leading legal commentator
HonLLD in recognition of his contribution to the scrutiny and understanding of the law and the legal system. More...

Rowan, Mr Richard
HonDDes for contribution to art and design.

Rubin, Mr Robert Stephen - A champion for global business ethics
HonDArt in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the footwear and sportswear industries and to raising ethical standards in manufacturing.  More...

Rudge, Sir Alan, CBE FREng FRS
HonDEng for contribution to electrical engineering.

Russell, Miss Mary - Secretary to the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)
HonDEd in recognition of her services to the development of teacher education in universities.

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Saunders, Ms Lynn - Leading international authority on the rehabilitation of sexual offenders
HonDSocSci in her significant contribution to the treatment and rehabilitation of sexual offenders, both nationally and internationally, and to the ultimate aim of a reduction in victims. More...

Saville of Newdigate, Lord Mark
HonLLD in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Bar, the legal profession and the Judiciary.
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Saxby, Sir Robin, KBE - A leading pathfinder and global entrepreneur in IT technology
HonDTech in recognition of his outstanding services to the information technology industry. More...

Scott, Mr Douglas, CBE
HonMEd for contribution to sport and education.

Searle, Mr Adrian - Influential art critic at the forefront of international debate about art
HonDArt in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public appreciation of art through high-quality reviews and art journalism.  More...

Segal, Mr Patrick - French General Inspector of Social Affairs
HonDLitt in recognition of his role as a champion of sport for the disabled. More...

Seri Ahmad Sarji B Abdul Hamid, Yab Tan Sri Dato' - Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia
HonDBA for contribution to government and public administration, social policies and their co-ordination and implementation including those of the education service.

Sexwale, Premier Tokyo - Premier of the Guateng Provincial Government in South Africa
HonDTech for contribution to public affairs and the development of technology education to support economic and business education needs in South Africa.

Sharpston, Ms Eleanor, QC - Barrister, academic lawyer and one of Europe's senior law officers
HonLLD in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the legal profession and to the conduct of justice.  More...

Siow Lang, Chua
HonMSc in recognition of his contribution to surveying education and his role in improving the capability of the construction industry in his home country. More...

Slater, Mr Colin, MBE - A seasoned communicator and maestro of sports coverage
HonMA in in recognition of his significant contribution to sport journalism, the community through his charity work and long service as a local magistrate. More...

Smith - Dr James Smith CBE, Mrs Marina Smith and Dr Stephen Smith- A mother and two sons who founded a centre for remembrance of the Holocaust
HonDLitt in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Holocaust education and awareness, especially of young people. 
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Smithers, Mr Jonathan - Champion of the legal profession and President of the Law Society for England and Wales
HonDLaws in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal profession, and his commitment and support to legal education and access to justice. More...

Snow, Mr Jon - Broadcaster

HonDLitt for services to broadcasting and education.

Sorrell, Lady Frances, OBE - British designer and a renowned advocate and campaigner for creative education
HonDArt in recognition of her significant contribution to art and design education. More...

Southgate, Mr A C

HonMSc for services to surveying and higher education.

Spence, Professor John, OBE - Researcher, Author and Broadcaster on the subject of Southern African Politics
Hon DLitt for contribution to internationalism, particularly in breaking apartheid in South Africa.

Starling, Simon - Conceptual Artist
HonDArt in recognition of his significant contribution to fine art. More...

Stevenson, Mr R Michiel, OBE DL - Chairman, The Galleries of Justice

HonMA for contribution to the regeneration of the historic Lace Market area of Nottingham.

Stockdale, Mr Tim
HonMSc in recognition of his major contribution to the equine world. More...


Swann, Mr Graeme - International cricketer
HonDUniv in recognition of in recognition of his significant contribution to cricket on an international stage. More...

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Teo Chiang Kok, Dato' Ir - Patron of education and commercial developer
HonDBA -
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Teo Soo Cheng, Y BHG Dato' - Executive Chairman of the See How Chai Holding Group (deceased)
HonDBA for significant contribution to business and educational developments in Malaysia.

Thompson, Rose - Director of BME Cancer Communities
HonDSocSci in recognition of her significant contribution to BME community engagement in preventative cancer care. More...

Tomlinson, Sir Michael, CBE

HonDEd in recognition of his major national and international contribution to the quality of learning and teaching in schools, his vital role in the reform of the qualifications framework and his work to promote access to employment, further and higher education.
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Torvill, Ms Jayne, OBE - Ice Dancer
HonMA for services to ice dance and contribution to its development as a creative art.

Twells, Mr Harold, OBE
HonMEcon for contribution to export.

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Vaughan, Mr Michael
HonDLitt in recognition of his outstanding contribution and commitment to international sport.
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Waite, Mr Terry, CBE
HonDSc for achievements in international affairs, humanitarian causes and for support for victims of psychological trauma.

Walker, Mr Des - Footballer
HonMA in recognition of his services to sport and for acting as an ideal role model on the field of play. More...

Walker, Anthony - An international influence in the motor manufacturing industry
HonDBA in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and advancement of industry in this region and the UK. More...

Walsh, Mr Paul - Expert in the management of multinational business 
HonDBA in recognition of his significant contribution to business and British industry. More...

Warsi, Mrs Perween, CBE - Founder of S&A Foods

HonDBA for contribution as an entrepreneur to the economy of the East Midlands.

Weber, Professor Dr Wolfgang
HonDEcon for contribution to European university links.

Webster, Ms Sue & Noble, Mr Tim - Collaborative artists of international acclaim
HonDArt in recognition of their role as major contributors to contemporary British art, their radical influence on younger generations of artists and as indicators of the role Nottingham has had in producing exciting and culturally relevant arts practitioners.  
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Westwood, Mr Lee - professional golfer
HonDSci recognition of his major contribution to golf, both as a highly successful international player and also as an ambassador for the sport through his numerous media appearances.
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White, Mr Peter
HonMA in recognition of helping advance the rights of disabled people and his work to highlight the cause and effects of the ‘disabling’ society.
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White, Sir David
HonDBA for contribution to the development of Nottingham Trent University over the last decade.

Whitehead, Richard, MBE - A distinguished paralympic champion and inspiring sporting ambassador
HonDUniv in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a paralympic and world champion and an inspiring ambassador for sport. More... 

Williams, Mr John - Former Chairman of Local Medical Committee
HonMA for contribution to teaching and training of family practitioners.

Williams, Sir Peter, CBE FRS FREng
HonDSc for contribution to engineering, research and innovation.

Williams, Richrad - British sports and music journalist
HonDLitt in recognition of his significant contribution to British music and sports journalism. More...

Woods, Mr Albert

HonMSc to mark his prominence as a sportsman, sports organiser and administrator.
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Wright, Peter - Prison governor recognised for leadership and progress in the criminal justice system
HonDSocSci in recognition of his outstanding contribution to progress and community engagement in the criminal justice system. 
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