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Michael Eavis - Doctor of Arts
Michael Eavis - Doctor of Arts
Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss - Doctor of Laws
Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss - Doctor of Laws
Stephen Lillicrap - Doctor of Science
Stephen Lillicrap - Doctor of Science
Dame Louise Johnson
Dame Louise Johnson - Doctor of Science

Internal News - 10 December 2004

Honorary Graduates - December 2004

Click on photographs to read oration & see more photos for each Honorary Graduate

Michael Eavis
Doctor of Arts
Orator - Professor Geof Wood

One of the intriguing aspects of humanity is the person who stands apart from the rest of us and makes a distinctive contribution to our lives. There can be no easy explanation why Michael Eavis added the Glastonbury Music Festival to his life as a dairy farmer in Somerset, but it is clear that he has made a remarkable contribution to global popular culture as a result. Click on photograph to read more....

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Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss
Doctor of Laws
Orator - Professor Nick Gould

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is one of the leading judicial figures of our time. During a career which has established her as President of the Family Division of the High Court, her judgements and reports have influenced many of the welfare and socio-legal debates of recent years across the fields of child protection, medical ethics and human rights. Click on photograph to read more....

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Professor Stephen Lillicrap
Doctor of Science
Orator - Professor John Davies

One of the great pleasures of a degree ceremony is the opportunity it provides of recognising outstanding contributions to our way of life that have emerged from the work of colleagues in the local community. It is particularly fitting that, in the presence of the Mayor of the City of Bath, we have chosen today to highlight the work of Professor Stephen Lillicrap as Director of the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME), to recognise his many contributions to medical physics and to record our appreciation of his involvement with the University over many years. Click on photograph to read more....

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Dame Louise Johnson
Doctor of Science
Orator - Professor Ravi Acharya

X-ray crystallography is a science that helps us understand how the complex molecules such as proteins and DNA that compose our body work. It also provides us with the knowledge to design drug molecules to treat diseases caused by the abnormal behaviour of these molecules or by infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The United Kingdom has been very fortunate in having produced some of the best scientists in the field of X-ray crystallography. Louise Johnson belongs to this select group of crystallographers whose fundamental studies on molecules such as phosphorylase and kinases have had a significant impact on our approaches to understanding diseases such as diabetes and cancer.