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Honorary awards

How we recognise outstanding contributions to education

Royal Holloway bestows honorary awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the life and work of the university, or to the wider cause of education.

We announce new fellowships each year, and award degrees at graduation ceremonies in July.

  • Kate Adie CBE DL
  • Surinder Arora
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Ashton of Upholland GCMG
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Bakewell DBE
  • HH Judge Brian Barker CBE QC
  • Professor Caroline Barron OBE
  • Tony Bathews
  • Professor Philip Beesley
  • David Beever
  • Professor Henry Beker
  • Professor Derek Blundell
  • Sir Drummond Bone FRSE FRSA
  • Paul Bosonnet CBE
  • Professor Peter Bramley
  • Professor Jacky Bratton
  • Professor Jane Broadbent
  • Professor Peter Brown FBA
  • The Revd Dr Arnold Browne
  • Preston Bryant Jr
  • Susan Bullock CBE
  • Sir Andrew Burns KCMG
  • Rob Childs
  • Lady Kitty Chisholm FRSA
  • Sophie Christiansen CBE
  • Donald Clarke
  • Professor Sir Ronald Cooke FRGS DL
  • Stephen Cox CVO
  • Sir Peter Crane FRS
  • Janet Dagnall
  • Dr Claire Gobbi Daunton
  • Máire Davies
  • Professor Bruce deGrazia
  • Dame Judi Dench CH DBE FRSA
  • Julia Desbruslais
  • James Dixon
  • Professor Gavin Drewry
  • Leon Ellison
  • Mary Estro
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Etherton Kt PC KC
  • Professor Michael Eysenck
  • Professor Dame Janet Finch DBE DL FAcSS
  • Nick Firth
  • The Baroness Fookes of Plymouth DBE DL
  • Professor Mary Fowler FRAS FGS FRCGS
  • Sarah Fox
  • Jennifer Glastonbury
  • Dame Sarah Goad DCVO
  • Professor Norman Gowar
  • Emeitus Professor Mike Green
  • Janice Hadlow
  • The Very Revd Father Robert Hamilton
  • Dr Richard Hancock MBE
  • Kitty Hart-Moxon OBE
  • Majid Hawa
  • The Lady Heseltine
  • Dame Olwen Hufton DBE FBA FRHistS
  • Simon Hughes
  • Vanessa Kingori OBE
  • The Rt Hon Sir David Latham PC
  • Edmée Leventis OBE
  • Jason Lewis
  • Enid Light
  • Kevin Livesey
  • Dame Felicity Lott DBE FRAM FRCM
  • Professor Ursula Martin CBE
  • Dr Sir Brian May CBE
  • Jeremy McIlroy
  • Mike Miller
  • Dr Alan Mills
  • Air Commodore Ruth Montague FRSA
  • Professor Moreton Moore DSc
  • Yazan Mufti
  • Dr Mark Nesbitt
  • Dinah Nichols CB
  • Father Vlad Nikiforov
  • Kit Oliver OBE DL
  • Sir Andrew Parmley KStJ
  • Professor Lionel Pike FRCO
  • Professor Fred Piper
  • Dr John Prebble
  • Gabriel Pretus
  • Dr Alice Prochaska FRHistS
  • Helene Raynsford
  • Sir Alec Reed CBE FCMA FCIPD
  • Bridget Riley CH CBE
  • Professor Jim Rose
  • Iain Ross
  • Jane Ross
  • Martin Sadler OBE
  • The Hon Mrs Lavinia Sealy DL
  • The Hon Raymond G H Seitz
  • Sir Neil Shaw
  • Brian Smethurst
  • Ann Steptoe
  • Dr Doron Swade MBE
  • Joby Talbot
  • Anna Templeton MBE
  • Dr Simon Thurley CBE FSA FRIBA FRHistS
  • Pat Toms
  • Rita Townsend
  • Les Turnbull
  • Dr Graham Twigg
  • Sarah Tyacke CB FSA FRHistS FRGS
  • Dr Klaus Vedder
  • Professor Bernie Vining
  • Adrian Waddingham CBE
  • Francis Wheen
  • Fiona Wilkinson
  • Caroline Willbourne
  • Richard Williams
  • Tim Williams
  • Barry Wintour
  • Geoffrey Woodger
  • Peter Worth
  • Roger Wright CBE
  • Professor Euh Yoon-Dae

 

  • Professor Jim Al-Khalili CBE FRS FInstP
  • The Rt Hon Lady Arden of Heswall DBE KC PC
  • Sir Peter Bonfield CBE FREng
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Bragg CH HonFRS FRSL FBA
  • Lynwen Brennan CBE
  • Bill Bryson OBE HonFRS
  • Jonathan Burrows
  • Margaret Busby CBE
  • Professor Terence Cave CBE FBA
  • The Rt Revd Dr Chris Cocksworth
  • Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
  • Professor Joe Mordaunt Crook CBE FBA FSA
  • Professor Hermann Danuser
  • Professor Dame Sandra Dawson DBE  FAcSS
  • Richard Deverell
  • Professor Whitfield Diffie
  • Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng
  • Professor Pat Easterling FBA
  • Dr Frances Fergusson
  • Professor Lynne Frostick CBE
  • Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia DBE CVO FRSE
  • Professor Clive Gamble FSA FRAI FBA
  • Jane Gardam OBE FRSL
  • Lyn Gardner
  • Elliot Gleave
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Greenfield CBE FRCP
  • David Greig
  • Gareth Griffith
  • Professor Jocelyn Hicks-Brody FRCP
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Hogan-Howe KPM
  • Dr Philip Hughes CBE
  • Professor Jacqueline Hunter CBE FMedSci FBPharmacolS FRSB
  • Robin Ince
  • Anna Jones
  • Sir Mark Jones FSA FRSE
  • Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE ADC
  • Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS HonFInstP
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Laming CBE PC
  • Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB FRGS
  • Professor Cathie Martin MBE FRS
  • Amanda Mackenzie OBE
  • Dr Raghunath Mashelkar FRS FREng FRSC
  • Angela Mason CBE
  • Akira Matsui
  • Ian McEwan CBE FRSA FRSL
  • Dr Ravi Mehrotra CBE
  • Gina Miller
  • Sir Mark Moody-Stuart KCMG
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG PC
  • Sir Keith O'Nions FRS HonFREng
  • Chris Packham CBE
  • Denis Pellerin
  • Dr George Poste CBE FRS
  • Dame Jessica Rawson DBE FBA
  • Sir Steven Redgrave CBE DL
  • Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE
  • Professor David Rhind CBE FRS FBA
  • Professor Alice Roberts FRSB
  • HH Judge Khatun Sapnara
  • Prunella Scales CBE
  • Sir Charles Saumarez Smith CBE
  • Professor Sir Simon Schama CBE FBA FRHistS FRSL
  • Professor Andrew Sentance CBE
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley CH DBE FREng FBCS
  • Dr Simon Singh MBE
  • Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter
  • Dr Catherine Souch
  • Dame Angela Strank DBE FRS FREng FIChemE
  • Dr Andrew Taylor OBE FRS FRSE FInstP
  • KT Tunstall
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE
  • Jasmin Vardimon MBE
  • Sir John Walker FRS FMedSci
  • The Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe
  • Timothy West CBE
  • Dr Rupert Whitaker OBE
  • Professor Dr Martin Wirsing

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