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The University Council has submitted to the Regent House the names of eight renowned individuals, seeking authority for their admission to Honorary Doctorates at a Congregation in the Senate House on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

The nominees are:

Doctor of Law

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz  (Wolfson, St Edmund's and Homerton Colleges), Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Medicine Emeritus, physician, immunologist and academic leader

Doctor of Medical Science

Dame Frances Ashcroft (Girton College), Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor, University of Oxford, medical physiologist

Doctors of Science

Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director, Department of Regulation in Infection Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin and Honorary Professor, The Humboldt University, microbiologist, geneticist and biochemist

Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Trinity College), Group Leader in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, President of the Royal Society, structural biologist

Doctors of Letters

Sir Michael Edwards (Christ’s College), Professor at the Collège de France and member of the Académie française, poet and literary scholar

Professor Robert Evans (Jesus College), Regius Professor of History Emeritus, University of Oxford, historian

Professor Ira Katznelson (Sidney Sussex and St John’s Colleges), Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions 2017-18 and Ruggles Professor, Columbia University, political scientist and historian

Ms Joyce Reynolds (Newnham College), Reader in Roman Historical Epigraphy Emerita, classicist and epigrapher


15 March 2018