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Honorary Graduates and Fellows

The College bestows Honorary Awards in recognition of eminence and outstanding contributions to the life and work of the College, or to the cause of education generally.

 Honorary Fellowships are conferred at an awards ceremony in May each year.

  • Kate Adie OBE DL
  • Sir Robert Andrew KCB
  • Surinder Arora
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Ashton of Upholland GCMG
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Bakewell DBE
  • His Hon Brian Barker CBE QC
  • Professor Caroline Barron
  • Tony Bathews
  • Professor Philip Beesley
  • David Beever
  • Professor Henry Beker
  • Professor David Bellamy OBE
  • Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC
  • Professor Derek Blundell
  • Sir Drummond Bone FRSE FRSA
  • Paul Bosonnet CBE
  • Professor Peter Bramley
  • Professor Jacky Bratton
  • Professor Jane Broadbent
  • Patricia Brown
  • Professor Peter Brown FBA
  • The Revd Dr Arnold Browne
  • L Preston Bryant Jr
  • Susan Bullock FRAM CBE
  • Sir Andrew Burns KCMG
  • Professor Justin Champion
  • Robert Childs
  • Sophie Christiansen CBE
  • Donald Clarke
  • Professor Sir Ronald Cooke CBE DL
  • Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS
  • Janet Dagnall
  • Máire Davies
  • 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
  • Nicholas Firth
  • The Baroness Fookes of Plymouth DBE DL
  • Professor Mary Fowler
  • Sarah Fox
  • Jennifer Glastonbury
  • Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP
  • Professor Norman Gowar
  • Professor Mike Green
  • Janice Hadlow
  • The Very Revd Father Robert Hamilton
  • Dr Richard Hancock
  • Kitty Hart-Moxon OBE
  • Majid Hawa
  • The Lady Heseltine
  • Dr David Hilling MBE
  • Sir Martin Holdgate CB
  • Professor 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 FRCM
  • Dame Hilary Mantel DBE FRSL
  • Professor Ursula Martin CBE
  • Sir Jonathan Miller CBE
  • Michael Miller
  • Dr Roy Miller
  • Dr Alan Mills
  • Air Commodore Ruth Montague FRSA
  • Professor Moreton Moore DSc
  • Yazan Mufti
  • Dinah Nichols CB
  • The Revd Dr Vladimir Nikiforov
  • Kit Oliver OBE DL
  • Dr Grace Page
  • Professor Lionel Pike FRCO
  • Professor Fred Piper
  • Dr John Prebble
  • Dr Alice Prochaska
  • Sir Alec Reed CBE
  • Bridget Riley CH CBE
  • Professor Jim Rose
  • Jane Ross
  • Martin Sadler OBE
  • The Hon Mrs Lavinia Sealy DL
  • The Hon Raymond G H Seitz
  • Sir Neil Shaw
  • Brian Smethurst
  • Ann Steptoe
  • Joby Talbot
  • Anna Templeton MBE
  • Dr Simon Thurley CBE
  • Patricia Toms
  • Rita Townsend
  • Les P Turnbull
  • Sarah Tyacke CB
  • Professor Bernie Vining
  • Adrian Waddingham CBE
  • Professor Michael Walker OBE
  • The Baroness Warnock of Weeke DBE
  • Rosemary Westley MBE
  • Francis Wheen
  • Sid White MBE
  • Richard Williams
  • Tim Williams
  • Barry Wintour
  • Geoffrey Woodger
  • Peter Worth
  • Roger Wright CBE
  • Professor Euh Yoon-Dae

The conferment of Honorary Degrees of the University of London takes place annually at the Graduation Ceremonies in July. The recipients are:

  • Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE DSc
  • The Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden DBE QC LLD
  • Sir Peter Bonfield CBE FREng DSc (Econ)
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Bragg FRS FBA DLit
  • Bill Bryson OBE FRS DLit
  • Jonathan Burrows DLit
  • Professor Terence Cave CBE FBA DLit
  • The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth DD
  • Professor Joe Mordaunt Crook CBE FBA DLit
  • Professor Hermann Danuser DMus
  • Professor Dame Sandra Dawson DBE DSc (SocSc)
  • Professor Whitfield Diffie DSc
  • Professor Pat Easterling DLit
  • Dr Frances Fergusson DLit
  • Professor Lynne Frostick DSc
  • Professor Clive Gamble FBA DSc
  • Jane Gardam OBE DLit
  • Lyn Gardner DLit
  • Professor Tony Garnett DLit
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Greenfield CBE FRCP DSc
  • David Greig DLit
  • Professor Jocelyn Hicks-Brody FRCP DSc
  • Philip Hughes CBE DSc (Econ)
  • Robin Ince DSc
  • Sir Mark Jones DLit
  • Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS DSc
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Laming CBE DL DSc (SocSc)
  • Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB DSc
  • Professor Cathie Martin 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
  • Professor Sir Keith O’Nions FRS DSc
  • Dr George Poste FRS DSc
  • Professor Dame Jessica Rawson DBE FBA DLit
  • Sir Steven Redgrave CBE DL DSc
  • Professor David Rhind CBE FRS FBA DSc (Econ)
  • Professor Alice Roberts DSc
  • Prunella Scales CBE DLit
  • Dr Charles Saumarez Smith CBE DLit
  • Professor Simon Schama CBE DLit
  • Professor Andrew Sentance CBE DSc (Econ)
  • Dr Simon Singh MBE DSc
  • Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter DSc (SocSc)
  • Dr Catherine Souch DSc
  • Dr Andrew Taylor OBE DSc
  • K T Tunstall DSc
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE DMus
  • Jasmin Vardimon DLit
  • Sir John Walker FRS DSc
  • The Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe DSc (SocSc)
  • Timothy West CBE DLit
  • Professor Dr Martin Wirsing DSc  
Giving to the College


Dr  Kaisa Matomäki, awarded 2016 Sastra Ramanujan Prize

Dr Kaisa Matomäki, awarded 2016 Sastra Ramanujan Prize

Congratulations to Royal Holloway Maths Alumna Dr Kaisa Matomäki of the University of Turku, Finland, on being jointly awarded the 2016 Sastra Ramanujan Prize with Dr. Maksym Radziwill of McGill University, Canada and Rutgers University, USA.
Organ Scholar's tribute to David Bowie

Organ Scholar's tribute to David Bowie

Royal Holloway alumnus Christopher Nickol performs an incredible tribute to David Bowie


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