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Honorary Doctors 1986 - 2005

Honorary Fellowships

The award of Honorary Fellowship, which was bestowed by Staffordshire Polytechnic for the first time in 1986, was for distinguished service to the Polytechnic or the achievement of eminence in any field of activity relevant to the work of the Polytechnic.

Eight Honorary Fellowships were bestowed on the following:

1986

  • Harold Naylor MBE
  • Doris Robinson CBE, MUniv

1988

  • Sir Richard Bailey CBE, MUniv
  • Charles Mitchell DL

1990

  • The Right Honourable The Lord Prior PC

1991

  • Lord Ashley of Stoke CH
  • Mrs Steve Shirley OBE
  • Professor Jack Spence

 

Honorary Degrees

Those listed above are recognised as the precursors of our honorary graduates.

The award of Honorary Degree is bestowed for major contributions to Staffordshire University or fields relevant to its work.

1993

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Professor A W Bradley LLD
  • Sir Arthur Bryan DLitt
  • Susie Cooper OBE DLitt
  • T E Cowlishaw LLD
  • Dr J F Dickenson DTech
  • J J Leach MJur
  • The Marquis of Queensberry DLitt
  • Sir Shridath Ramphal LLD

1994

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Baroness David of Romsey DLitt
  • Dr Norman F Elmore DSc
  • Abram Games OBE DLitt
  • Sir Jack Jacob QC LLD
  • Sir Stanley Matthews DSc
  • John Pilger DLitt
  • The Right Honorable The Lord Slynn of Hadley PC LLD
  • Dorothy Thompson DLitt
  • Chin Kon Yeun DTech

1995

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Sir Ron Dearing DTech
  • Eric Hassall DSc
  • Ian Lloyd DTech
  • Ken Loach DLitt
  • Christopher Marks MBA (awarded posthumously)
  • Andreas Patsalides DTech
  • Tom Paulin DLitt
  • George Rodger DLitt

1996

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • James Dyson DLitt
  • Charles Kelly LLD
  • Dato Dr Sabree Salleh DTech
  • Professor P Cochrane Dtech 
  • Professor Robert Shannon DTech
  • Dr Parmjit Singh DTech
  • Colin Wilkinson MUniv

1997

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Eve Arnold DLitt
  • Kate Bellingham DTech
  • Sir David Calcutt QC LLD
  • Edward Smith MUniv
  • President Song Kai Xie DSc

1998

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Professor Leszek Balcerowicz DLitt
  • Sir Anthony Bamford DTech
  • Marie-Noelle Barton DTech
  • Professor Robert Burgess DLitt
  • Peter Cheeseman CBE DLitt
  • Stanley Clarke CBE DUniv
  • Paulene Collins OBE LLD
  • William Frindall DTech
  • Kenneth Grange CBE DLitt
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson MBE DSports
  • Bernard Lovatt DTech
  • Nell McCafferty DLitt
  • Helen Sharman OBE DSc
  • Imran Sherwani DSports

1999

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Claire Curtis-Thomas MP DTech
  • Professor Bob Fryer CBE DLitt
  • Peter Greenaway DLitt
  • Dr Philip Hunter DTech
  • William Hutton DLitt
  • John Mayock DSports
  • Stephen Rea DLitt

2000

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Baroness Amos of Brondesbury LLD
  • Garth Clark DLitt
  • Barry Cliff LLD
  • David Goodman DLitt
  • Dr Robert Hawley CBE DTech
  • Mike Leigh OBE DLitt
  • David Moorcroft OBE DSports
  • Professor Philippe Rollet DLitt
  • David Scahill DTech
  • Roger Wright DLitt

2001

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Derrick Anderson DUniv
  • Doug Brown DUniv
  • Steve Cram DUniv
  • Professor Sir Brian Fender DUniv
  • Baroness Greenfield CBE DUniv
  • Kevin Howe DUniv
  • Doreen Lawrence OBE DUniv
  • Sue MacGregor OBE DUniv
  • Patricia Morris DUniv
  • Parween Warsi MBE DUniv
  • Benjamin Zephaniah DUniv

2002

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Professor Sir Christopher Frayling DUniv
  • Roy Hodgkinson DUniv
  • Fergal Keane DUniv
  • Imran Khan DUniv
  • Sir Bill Morris OJ DUniv
  • Alison Norman CBE DUniv
  • Jonathon Porritt CBE DUniv
  • Judith Scott DUniv
  • Adrian Shooter DUniv

2003

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Dr José Daniel Barquero DUniv
  • Louise Christian DUniv
  • James Hawley DUniv
  • Jon Hill DUniv
  • Ian McMillan DUniv
  • Hugh Padley DUniv
  • Mike Wolfe DUniv

2004

Pro Chancellor of the University was bestowed upon:

  • Dr Parmjit Singh

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Willie Doherty DUniv
  • Kevin Farrell DUniv
  • Farzana Firoz DUniv
  • Nick Hancock DUniv
  • Eamonn Holmes DUniv
  • Neil McKellar DUniv
  • Robert Powell DUniv
  • Dr Lady Ann Redgrave DUniv
  • Professor Margaret Ross DUniv
  • Polly Toynbee DUniv
  • Rt Hon Lord Trefgarne PC DUniv
  • Anne Williams CBE DUniv
  • Sir Peter Williams CBE DUniv
  • Sir Nicholas Wilson DUniv

2005

Honorary Degrees were bestowed on:

  • Lorna Bailey DUniv
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh DUniv
  • Mike Cooke DUniv
  • Greg Dyke DUniv
  • Robbie Earle MBE DUniv
  • John Giffard CBE, QPM, DL DUniv
  • Professor Mike Hughes DUniv
  • Dr Musharraf Hussain DUniv
  • Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC DUniv
  • David Lowe DUniv
  • Lee Pearson OBE DUniv
  • Dr Vijay Reddy DUniv
  • Professor Anthony Sheehan DUniv
  • Alan Tuckett OBE DUniv
  • Jenny Uglow DUniv

 

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