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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
  • Sir Robert Andrew KCB
  • Surinder Arora
  • Baroness Ashton of Upholland
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Bakewell DBE
  • Professor Caroline Barron
  • Tony Bathews
  • Professor Philip Beesley
  • David Beever
  • Professor Henry Beker
  • Professor David J Bellamy OBE
  • Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC
  • Professor Derek J Blundell
  • Professor Sir Drummond Bone FRSA
  • Paul Bosonnet CBE
  • Professor Peter Bramley
  • Patricia Brown
  • Professor Peter Brown FBA
  • Revd Dr Arnold Browne
  • Dr Sheila J Browne CB
  • L. Preston Bryant Jr 
  • Susan Bullock FRAM
  • Sir Andrew Burns KCMG
  • Professor William Chaloner FRS
  • Robert Childs
  • Elizabeth M Chilver
  • Sophie Christiansen OBE
  • Donald R Clarke
  • Professor Sir Ronald Cooke CBE DL
  • Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS
  • Janet Dagnall
  • Roger Davidge
  • Máire Davies
  • Bruce deGrazia
  • Dame Judi Dench CH DBE
  • Helene Dyson
  • Mr Leon Ellison
  • Stuart Errington CBE DL
  • Mary Estro
  • The Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton QC
  • Professor Yoon-Dae Euh
  • Professor Mike 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
  • Father Robert Hamilton
  • Dr Richard Hancock
  • Professor Barbara G Hardy
  • Dr Kitty Hart-Moxon OBE
  • Majid Hawa
  • Anna Hemmings MBE
  • The Lady Heseltine
  • Dr David Hilling MBE
  • Professor Dame Olwen Hufton DBE FBA
  • Simon Hughes
  • The Rt Hon Sir David Latham
  • HE Edmée Leventis
  • Jason Lewis
  • Enid Light
  • Kevin F Livesey
  • Dame Felicity Lott DBE FRCM
  • Hilary Mantel CBE DLit
  • Professor Ursula Martin CBE
  • Sir Jonathan W Miller CBE
  • Michael Miller
  • Dr Roy Miller
  • Dr Alan Mills
  • Air Commodore Ruth Montague FRSA
  • Professor Moreton Moore DSc
  • Yazan Mufti
  • Dinah Nichols CB
  • Revd Dr Vladimir Nikiforov
  • Kit Oliver OBE DL
  • Dr Grace M Page
  • Marigold A Pakenham-Walsh
  • Professor Lionel Pike FRCO
  • Professor Fred Piper
  • Dr John Prebble
  • Dr Alice Prochaska
  • Professor The Lord Quirk CBE FBA
  • Sir Alec Reed CBE
  • Bridget L Riley CH CBE
  • Professor Jim Rose
  • Jane Ross
  • Martin Sadler OBE
  • The Hon Raymond G H Seitz
  • Sir Neil Shaw
  • Brian Smethurst
  • Professor Alec Smith
  • Ann Steptoe
  • Joby Talbot
  • Anna Templeton MBE
  • Professor F Michael L Thompson CBE FBA
  • Dr Simon Thurley CBE
  • Professor Charles Tomlinson CBE
  • Patricia Toms
  • Rita Townsend
  • Les P Turnbull
  • Sarah Tyacke CB
  • Professor Bernie Vining
  • The Baroness Warnock of Weeke DBE
  • Rosemary Westley MBE
  • Francis Wheen
  • Sid White MBE
  • Tim Williams
  • Barry Wintour
  • Cllr Geoffrey Woodger
  • Professor Katharine J Worth
  • Peter Worth
  • Roger Wright

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 Dame Mary Arden DBE LLD
  • Sir Peter Bonfield CBE DSc (Econ)
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Bragg FRS FBA DLit
  • Bill Bryson 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 Whitfield Diffie DSc
  • Professor Pat Easterling DLit
  • Dr Frances Fergusson DLit
  • Professor Lynne Frostick DSc
  • Jane Gardam OBE DLit
  • Professor Tony Garnett DLit
  • Professor The Baroness Greenfield CBE DSc
  • David Greig DLit
  • Professor Jocelyn Hicks DSc
  • Philip Hughes CBE DSc (Econ)
  • Robin Ince DSc
  • Sir Mark Jones DLit
  • Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS DSc
  • Michael Kustow DLit
  • The Lord Laming CBE DL DSc (SocSc)
  • Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB DSc
  • Dr Raghunath A Mashelkar FRS DSc
  • Angela Mason CBE LLD
  • Ian McEwan CBE DLit
  • Sir Mark Moody-Stuart KCMG DSc
  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG DSc (Econ)
  • 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 FRS FBA DS (Econ)
  • Professor Alice Roberts DSc
  • Prunella Scales CBE DLit
  • Dr Charles Saumarez Smith CBE DLit
  • Dr Andrew Sentance CBE DSc (Econ)
  • Professor Simon Schama CBE DLit
  • Dr Simon Singh MBE DSc
  • Sir John Sulston FRS DSc
  • K T Tunstall DSc
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage DMus
  • Jasmin Vardimon DLit
  • Sir John Walker FRS DSc
  • The Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe DSc (SocSc)
  • Timothy West CBE DLit
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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