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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 May, and award degrees at graduation ceremonies in July.

  • Kate Adie CBE DL
  • Sir Robert Andrew KCB
  • 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 CBE DL
  • Sir Peter Crane FRS
  • Janet Dagnall
  • Dr Claire Gobbi Daunton
  • Máire Davies
  • Professor Bruce deGrazia
  • Dame Judi Dench CH DBE
  • Professor Gavin Drewry
  • Helene Dyson
  • Leon Ellison
  • Mary Estro
  • The Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton MR
  • Professor Michael Eysenck
  • Professor Dame Janet Finch DBE DL FAcSS
  • Nick Firth
  • The Baroness Fookes of Plymouth DBE
  • Professor Mary Fowler FRAS FGS FRCGS
  • Sarah Fox
  • Jennifer Glastonbury
  • Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP
  • 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
  • Michael Heslop
  • Dame Olwen Hufton DBE FBA
  • Simon Hughes
  • The Rt Hon Sir David Latham QC
  • Edmée Leventis OBE
  • Jason Lewis
  • Enid Light
  • Kevin Livesey
  • Dame Felicity Lott DBE FRAM FRCM
  • Dame Hilary Mantel DBE FRSL
  • Professor Ursula Martin CBE
  • Mike Miller
  • Dr Roy Miller
  • Dr Alan Mills
  • Air Commodore Ruth Montague FRSA
  • Professor Moreton Moore DSc
  • Yazan Mufti
  • Dinah Nichols CB
  • Father Vlad Nikiforov
  • Kit Oliver OBE DL
  • Dr Grace Page
  • Professor Lionel Pike FRCO
  • Professor Fred Piper
  • Dr John Prebble
  • Gabriel Pretus
  • Dr Alice Prochaska DPhil FRHistS
  • Sir Alec Reed CBE
  • 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
  • Pat Toms
  • Rita Townsend
  • Les Turnbull
  • Dr Graham Twigg
  • Sarah Tyacke CB FSA FRHistS FRGS
  • Dr Klaus Vedder
  • Professor Bernie Vining
  • Adrian Waddingham CBE
  • Rosemary Westley MBE
  • Francis Wheen
  • Richard Williams
  • Tim Williams
  • Barry Wintour
  • Geoffrey Woodger
  • Peter Worth
  • Roger Wright CBE
  • Professor Euh Yoon-Dae

 

  • Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE DSc
  • The Rt Hon Lady Arden of Heswall DBE PC LLD
  • Sir Peter Bonfield CBE FREng DSc (Econ)
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Bragg CH FRS FBA DLit
  • Lynwen Brennan CBE DSc (SocSc)
  • Bill Bryson OBE FRS DLit
  • Jonathan Burrows DLit
  • Professor Terence Cave CBE FBA DLit
  • The Rt Revd Dr Chris Cocksworth DD
  • Professor Joe Mordaunt Crook CBE FBA FSA DLit
  • Professor Hermann Danuser DMus
  • Professor Dame Sandra Dawson DBE DSc (SocSc)
  • Professor Whitfield Diffie DSc
  • Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng DSc
  • Professor Pat Easterling FBA DLit
  • Dr Frances Fergusson DLit
  • Professor Lynne Frostick DLit
  • Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia DBE FRSE DSc (Econ)
  • Professor Clive Gamble FSA FRAI FBA DSc
  • Jane Gardam OBE DLit
  • Lyn Gardner DLit
  • The Rt Hon Baroness Greenfield CBE DSc
  • David Greig DLit
  • Professor Jocelyn Hicks-Brody FRCP DSc
  • Dr Philip Hughes CBE DSc
  • Robin Ince DSc
  • Anna Jones DSc
  • Sir Mark Jones FSA FRSE DLit
  • Vice Admiral Ben Key CBE DSc
  • Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS DSc
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Laming CBE DL DSc (SocSc)
  • Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB FRGS DSc
  • Professor Cathie Martin MBE FRS DSc
  • Dr Raghunath Mashelkar FRS DSc
  • Angela Mason CBE LLD
  • Akira Matsui DLit
  • Ian McEwan CBE DLit
  • Sir Mark Moody-Stuart KCMG DSc
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG DLit
  • Sir Keith O'Nions FRS DSc
  • Chris Packham CBE DSc
  • Dr George Poste CBE FRS DSc
  • Dame Jessica Rawson DBE FBA DLit
  • Sir Steven Redgrave CBE DL DSc
  • Professor David Rhind CBE FRS FBA DLit
  • Professor Alice Roberts DSc
  • HH Judge Khatun Sapnara LLD
  • Prunella Scales CBE DLit
  • Sir Charles Saumarez Smith CBE DLit
  • Professor Sir Simon Schama CBE DLit
  • Professor Andrew Sentance CBE DSc (Econ)
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley CH DBE DSc
  • Dr Simon Singh MBE DSc
  • Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter DSc
  • Dr Catherine Souch DSc
  • Dame Angela Strank DBE DSc
  • Dr Andrew Taylor OBE DSc
  • KT Tunstall DSc
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE DMus
  • Jasmin Vardimon DLit
  • Sir John Walker FRS DSc
  • The Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe FRS DSc (SocSc)
  • Timothy West CBE DLit
  • Professor Dr Martin Wirsing DSc

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