Keele University Announces Honorary Degrees for Summer Ceremonies – July 2010


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Posted on 05 July 2010

Keele University will award Honorary Degrees during this summer's graduation ceremonies to a group of people who have made outstanding contributions within their fields of expertise.

They are key figures who have made a major impact with significant work over many years in the arts and heritage of Staffordshire, in nursing, socio-legal studies, science and environment policy, higher education policy and practice and criminology and public policy.

The University will award six honorary degrees at ceremonies in the University Chapel on July 6th, 7th and 8th.
 
Honorary award recipients are:

Ms Gaye Blake-Roberts, FMA, FRSA, Director of the Wedgwood Museum at  Barlaston, will be awarded a Doctor of the University (DUniv) in recognition of her contribution to the arts and heritage in Staffordshire.
 
Dame Christine Beasley, DBE, will be awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) in recognition of her outstanding leadership to Nursing in England.
   
Professor Dame Hazel Genn, DBE, QC, Dean of Laws, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and  co-Director of the Centre for Empirical Legal Studies in the Faculty of Laws at University College London, will receive a  Doctor of Laws (LLD) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Socio-Legal Studies.
 
Professor Sir David King, FRS, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, will be awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) in recognition of his unrivalled contribution to Science and Environmental Policy in the United Kingdom.

Professor Sir David Watson, MA, PhD, who has been a major influence on the United Kingdom Higher Education system, will be awarded a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in recognition of his influence on higher education policy and practice.

Professor Paul Wiles, CB, who was until recently, UK Government Chief Social Scientist and Chief Scientific Advisor for the Home Office, will be awarded a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Criminology and Public Policy.