The University has conferred the following Honorary Degrees at Academic Ceremonies on the dates shown.

Doctor of Laws

19 October 1967
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Nelson Thomas Carne, OBE, JP
The Rt Hon The Earl of Dalhousie, KT, GBE. MC, LLD
Sir Malcolm Knox, MA, LLD, DLitt, FRSE
Ronald Buchanan McCallum, MA
Brigadier James Alexander Oliver, CB, CBE, DSO, TD, DL
The Rt Hon George Morgan Thomsoll, PC, MP
Major-General Douglas Neil Wimberley, CB, DSO, MC, DL, LLD

2 July 1968
Mrs Agnes Watson Dow, MA, MB, ChB
The Rt Hon Lord Fulton of Falmer, MA, LLD, DLitt
Professor William James Millar Mackenzie, CBE, MA, LLB
Sir William Stuart Murrie, GCB, KBE, MA

21 August 1968
The Rt Hon Lord Jackson of Burnley, FRS
Professor Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, DBE, FRS
Sir Peter Brian Medawar, CBE, FRS

1 July 1969
Cedric Thorpe Davie, OBE, FRAM, ARCM
Miss Ursula Katherine Duncan, MA, FLS
Robert Brockie Hunter, MBE, MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCPE, FACP
Councillor Maurice McManus, CBE, JP, DL
Jiri Mucha
Peter Ustinov, FRSA

6 July 1970
Professor Gerald Jean Antoine, DesL
John Berry, CBE, PhD
Angus Anderson Fulton, CBE, BSc, FICE, FIME, FIEE, FRSE
The Very Rev Alastair lan Macdonald Haggart, MA
James Roy Lindsay Halley, OBE
Emeritus Professor Sir lan George Wilson Hill, CBE, TD, MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCPE, FRSE

12 July 1971
Professor Lars Goran Borg
The Very Rev Hugh Osborne Douglas, CBE, MA, DD
Lewis Findlay Robertson, CBE
John Kenneth Sinclair St Joseph, MA, PhD
Eliot Trevor Oakeshott Slater, CBE, MA, MD

14 July 1972
Professor William Fisher Cassie, CBE, BSc, PhD, FRSE, FICE, MlStructE, FlnstHE, AMTPI
Sorley Maclean
Sir Robert Heatlie Scott, GCMG, CBE
Sir George Taylor, DSc, FRS, FRSE, FLS

12 July 1973
Brigadier The Rt Hon Lord Ballantrae, GCMG, GCVO. DSO, OBE, DCL, LLD
The Rt Hon Lord Guest, PC, QC, MA, LLB
The Rt Hon Roy Harris Jenkins, PC, MP, BA, DCL
James Mclntosh Patrick, RSA

12 July 1974
The Hon James Alexander Charles Auld
Professor Lothar Gollatz
Professor Gordon Elliot Fogg, PhD, ScD, FRS, CBE
Sir Dingle Macintosh Foot, PC, QC, MA
Colonel Charles Newbigging Thomson, CBE, DSO, TD, DL, CA
George Waterston, OBE, FRSE

18 July 1975
Sir William Hardie Kininmonth, PRSA, FRIBA, FRIAS, RA, RSW
Douglas Moul Mclntosh, CBE, MA, BSc, PhD, FRSE, FEIS
Sir Walter Laing Macdonald Perry, OBE, MD, DSc, FRCPE, FRSE

9 July 1976
Sir William Melville Arnott, TD, BSc, MD, Hon DSc, Hon LLD, FRCP, FRCPE, FRCPath, FRSE, Hon FRCPC, Hon FACP
Sir Charles Gibson Connell, BL, WS, JP
Robert Kemsley Orr, CBE, MA, MusD, FRCM, Hon RAM
Lewis Guy Melville Thorpe, BA, LesL, PhD, D de l'U, FRHistS, FIAL, FRSA

15 July 1977
George Mackay Brown, OBE, MA
John Belford Wilson Christie, BA, LLB
The Rt Hon The Earl of Elgin, DL, JP, MA
Sir Basil Henry David Montgomery, Bt, DL, JP
Mrs Sybil Douglas Murray, MBE, BA, Hon FEIS
Sir Rex Edwards Richards, MA, DSc, FRS
The Very Rev David Steel, MA, BD, Hon DD

14 July 1978
The Hon Mark Raymond Bonham Carter, MA
Professor Donald Johan Kuenen, PhD, DSc
David Fleming McCurrach, OBE, BL
Professor Patrick Dunbar Ritchie, BSc, PhD, FRIC, FPI, MlChemE, FRSE

13 July 1979
Emeritus Principal James Drever, MA, FRSE
Hamish Scott Henderson, MA
Andrew Short, MSc
Sir Leonard Gordon Wolfson, Hon FRCP, Hon PhD, Hon DCL, Hon LLD, Hon DSc

11 July 1980
James Whyte Black, MB, ChB, Hon DSc, Hon DTech, FRS, FRCP
The Rt Hon The Lord Boyle of Handsworth, PC, MA, Hon LLD, Hon DLitt, Hon DSc, Hon FRCS
Mark James Walter Cameron, Hon DLitt
Edward Edmund Kemp, MBE, VMH, DPH
Albert Morrocco, RSA

10 July 1981
Professor John Russell Anderson, BSc, MD, MRCP, FRCPG, FRCPath, FRSE
Sir Neil Cameron, GCB, CBE, DSO, DFC, AE
William Knight Fitzgerald, CBE, JP, DL
Emeritus Professor Hubert Horace Lamb, MA, FRMetS, FRGS
Dorothea, Countess of Mansfield and Mansefield
The Very Rev Principal James Aitken Whyte, MA

5 May 1982
Professor Christopher Charles Booth, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, HonFACP, Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite
Charles Dargie Brown, BSc, FFE
Geoffrey Kemp Caston, MA, MPA
Professor Walter Joseph Kamba, BA, LLB, LLM
Professor Malcolm Sim Longair, BSc, MA, PhD
Lord Mackie of Benshie, CBE, DSO, DFC
Dame Kiri Ti Kanawa, OBE

16 July 1982
John Harrison Burnett, MA, DPhil, FRSE, FlBiol
David Carnegy-Arbuthnott, CA, DL
Laszlo Gombos, Dr rer jur, Barrister
Dame Margaret Kidd, QC
Joan Macintosh, CBE, MA

15 July 1983
Hew Martin Lorimer, RSA, FRBS
Lord Mackay of Clashfern, PC, QC, BA, MA, LLB
George Ross Mathewson, BSc, PhD, MBA
John Angus Macbeth Mitchell, CB, CVO, MC, BA
William Nicoll, CMG, MA
lain Crichton Smith, OBE, MA, FRSL

13 July 1984
Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, OM, MA, PRS
Jessie Kesson
Sir Fitzroy Hew MacLean of Dunconnel, Bt, CBE
Virindar Mohan Malhotra, PEng, BSc, BE
Lech Walesa

12 July 1985
Sir Kenneth John Wilson Alexander, BSc(Econ), Hon LLD, Hon DUniv, FRSE
Sir Herbert Vernon Bonar, CBE, BA, Hon LLD
The Rt Hon Lord Flowers, CBE, MA, MSc, DSc, Hon DSc, FlnstP, Hon FIEE, Hon FCGI, FRS
Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison, CBE, QC, Hon LLD, Hon DUniv
Sir Alan Marshall Muir Wood, MA, FICE, FRS
John James Andrew Reid, CB, TD, BSc, MD, Hon DSc, FRCP, FRCPE, DPH,FFCM, FRCPS

11 July 1986
Sir Andrew Patrick McEwen Forrest, MD, FRCS, FRCSE, FRCSG, Hon DSc, Hon FACS
Norman Alexander MacCaig, OBE, MA, FRSL, Hon DUniv
James Paton McPherson
Brigadier Helen Guild Meechie, CBE, MA
Robert Gordon Wilson, BL, MP

10 July 1987
Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, BA, FRSL
Gene Howard Golub, MA, PhD
The Most Rev Lawrence Edward Luscombe, CA, ASAA, FSAScot
Ivar Andreas Mjor, BDS, MSD, DrOdont
Geoffrey Donald Sims, OBE, MSc, PhD, FEng, FIEE, FIERE, FCGI
Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz, PhD, DIC, DSc(Eng), DipEng, FICE, FASCE, FCGI, FRS, FEng

15 July 1988
Robert Baynes Horton, BSc, SM
Hans W Kosterlitz, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPE, FRS, FRSE
Sir Malcolm Campbell MacNaughton, MD, FRCPG, FRCOG, FRSE
David Morrison Walker, DA, CertEd, Hon FRIAS

14 July 1989
William Fyffe Morrison Dorward, MB, ChB, FRCGP
Donald Blane Grant, CA, TD
The Rt Hon Lord McCluskey of Churchhill, QC
Bruce Millan, CA
Sir Laurens van der Post, CBE, FRSL, Hon DLitt DUniv

13 July 1990
Earl of Airlie, KT, GCVO, PC
Peter Bryan Garland, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRSE
Rev William Boyd Robertson MacMillan, MA, BD
Sir Alan Turner Peacock, MA, DSc, FBA
The Rt Hon. Lord Scarman, KT, PC, OBE
Elizabeth Ward, MBE

12 July 1991
James Adamson, OBE, DEng
The Rt Hon Jack Ashley, CH, PC, MP
Baroness Carnegy of Lour, DL
Stuart Hood, MA, MBE
David Jack, BSe, PhD, DSc, FRSC, FlBiol, FRSPharm, FRSE
The Rt Hon Lord Ross, QC, PC

29 April 1992
Robert Campbell Garry, OBE, MB, ChB, DSc, FRCPG, FRSE
Barbara Hendricks, BSc, BMus
Jean-Pierre Changeux, DR, ES SC

10 July 1992
Donald Eric Broadbent, CBE, MA, ScD, FRS, FBPsS
Roger Geoffrey Gibbs
Sir Douglas Hardie, CBE, FRSA
Rosalyn Higgins, BA, LLB, JSD, QC
Sir Robert Kilpatrick, CBE, MB, ChB, MD, FRCPE, FRCP
Ronald H Coase, BSc(Econ)

16 July 1993
Sir Walter Bodmer, FRS, FRCPath, CBiol, FIBiol
Sir Gordon Borrie, QC
Brian Cox
Professor Peter Hewlett, BSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC, FInstCeram, FICT, APRI
William Low, CBE, JP, CBIM
Professor Sir David Mason, CBE, BDS, FRCS, FDSRCPSG, FDSRCSE, FRCPath
Jean Morris, CBE, MA, MEd
Imre Makovecz

14 July 1994
Lady Duncan of Jordanstone
Jean Muir, CBE, RDI, FCSD
The Lord Rix, CBE, DL

15 July 1994
James Stuart Fair, MA, LLB
The Most Revd Trevor Huddleston, CR

13 July 1995
Alan William Cuthbert, BPharm, BSc, MA, PhD, FRS, HonDSc
Peter Doyle, BSc, PhD, FRSE, HonDSc
Sir William Duncan Paterson Stewart, BSc, PhD, DSc, FIBiol, FRS, FRSE

14 July 1995
Ibrahim Shihata, SJD
Albert Watson, DA, MA
Stephen Fry, MA

11 July 1996
Michael Rosen, CBE, MBChB, FRCA, FRCOG, FRCS
Datuk Kamal Salih, BA, MA, PhD
Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, OBE, GRSM(Hons), LRAM, ARAM, HonDMus

12 July 1996
Michael John Hamlin, CBE, BSc, HonLLD, FEng, FICE, FIWEM, FRSE
Ronald Bonar
Richard Demarco, OBE, RSW, SSA

10 July 1997
Sir David Carter, MBChB, MD
David S Wilson, DipM

11 July 1997
Susan K MacGregor, OBE
John R Postage, FRS
David G Robertson, CBE, MA, MEd

1 May 1998
Emeritus Principal Adam Matthew Neville, CBE, MC, TD, PhD, DSc, FEng, FIStructE, FAmSocCE, FRSE
Dame Bridget Ogilvie, SCD, FIBiol. FRCPath
Max Ferdinand Perutz, OM, CH, FRS
George Henry Poste, FRS, DSc, HonLLD
Bruce Rappaport
Ruth Rappaport
Emeritus Professor Geoffrey John Fraser Dutton, BSc, PhD, DSc, HonDPhilD, Dde l'Univ, FRSE

9 July 1998
James W Duncan
Ronald Stevenson, PhD, FRMCM, HonFRIAS
Euan Baird
Sir Edmund John Phillip Browne

10 July 1998
Professor Sir David P Tweedie
Annie Jarvie
Russell A Leather

8 July 1999
Professor Sir Hans Kornberg
Elaine C Smith
Professor David E Sugden

9 July 1999
Sir William Macpherson of Cluny
Sir Jonathon Porritt
Mrs Carole J Wood

12 July 1999
Gary Player

13 July 2000
Leslie Bisset
Lord Cullen
Sir Kenneth Murray
Lord George Robertson, MA (Dundee)
John Suchet, MA (St Andrews)

14 July 2000
Helen Bamber
Liz Locchead

12 July 2001
Sydney Scroggie
Ian Graham-Bryce, CBE, MA, BSc, DPhil, CChem, FRSC, FRSA, FRSE
Professor Salvador Moncada

13 July 2001
Sir Robert Wilson
Xu Ya-Fen

11 July 2002
Professor Margaret Alexander
Dr Bonnie Dunbar
Herbie Haxton
David Mach
Robert Seaton, MA, LLB

12 July 2002
Sir Bob Geldof
Dr Timothy Hunt
Professor Donald McIntyre
Professor Wilson Sibbett
Sheridan Snyder
Lady Strathmore

5 February 2003
John Simpson

8 July 2003
Stella McCartney

10 July 2003
Peter Baillie
Michael S Gordon

11 July 2003
Seamus Justin Heaney
John Bell Tuckwell
Valerie Jennifer Tuckwell
Vanessa Vivienne Lawrence
Sir Thomas Fulton Wilson McKillop

26 September 2003
Frank Owen Gehry

30 June 2004
Catherine Lockerbie
Duncan Macmillan

1 July 2004
Gavin Brown
Colin Malcolm Campbell
Alison Jane Patricia Goligher
Lawrence A L Rolland

2 July 2004
Hamish MacInnes
Andrew Marr
Lord Naren Patel
Jane Emily Tomlinson

11 May 2005
Baroness Susan Greenfield

23 June 2005
Edward de Bono
Professor Julian C R Hunt

24 June 2005
Noerine Kaleeba
Frederick MacAulay

12 July 2005
Sir Alasdair Muir Breckenridge
Sir John Edward Sulston

31 May 2006
Baroness Caroline Cox
Anna Glasier

22 June 2006
Zhores Alferov
Suzanne Lacasse
Jimmy Murakami
Iain Ovens

23 June 2006
Sydney Brenner
Christopher Lipinski
Sheena Wellington

11 July 2006
Catherine Hamlin
Sybill Storz
Andrew Thomson

9 February 2007
Baroness Lynda Clark of Calton
Professor Sir Philip Cohen
John Letford
Bishop Vincent Logan
Michael Marra
Elizabeth McColgan
Russell Reid
Norman Robertson

20 June 2007
Margaret Catley-Carlson

21 June 2007
Carol Ann Duffy
Georges Henry Erasmus
Thomas Heatherwick
Philip Pullman
Gerald Scarfe
Ettore Sottsass

22 June 2007
Sir Tom Blundell
Piet Borst
Joyce Thompson
Jacqueline Wilson

10 July 2007
Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri

18 June 2008
Nicola Benedetti
Lord Turnbull QC

19 June 2008
William Boyd
Alan Johnston
Dame Vivienne Westwood

20 June 2008
Professor Edmund Fischer
Lord Foster or Thames Bank
Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys
Lorraine Kelly
Dr Walter C Willett

8 July 2008
Professor Alastair Wood
Professor Margaret Wood

24 June 2009
Richard Holloway

25 June 2009
Professor Matthias Mann
Professor Frank Walsh

26 June 2009
Wendy Houvenaghel
Sir Paul Nurse
Sir David Weatherall

22 June 2010
Roberto Lenton
Rosamunde Pilcher OBE

23 June 2010
Bahia Hariri
Bruce Johnston

24 June 2010
Gosta Walin

25 June 2010
Nick Cave
Sir Alan Langlands

16 November 2010
John Milligan CBE

22 June 2011
Dr Nicholas Lydon
Dr Martin Mackay
Jim McLean

23 June 2011
Professor James Murray
John Byrne

24 June 2011
Dr Kazem Behbehani
Professor Douglas Hanahan
Professor Sir David Lane

16 November 2011
Professor Sir John Bell

2 February 2012
Dr Andom Ogbamariam

19 June 2012
Sir Mark Jones

20 June 2012
Murray McLachlan
Mark Beaumont
Justice Albie Sachs

21 June 2012
Dr Bernard Pecoul
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty
Professor Iain Mattaj
Dr Malcolm Skingle
Professor Stephen O’Rahilly
Professor Peter Boyle
Professor Peter Howie

14 November 2012
Sir Nicholas Wright
Jamie Byng

Wed 19 June 2013
Deyan Sudjic
Mary Schwartz

20 June 2013
Val McDermid


18 June 2014
Professor David Sigsworth
Professor Ronald Laskey

19 June 2014
Christiaan van der Kuyl
Professor Sir David Baulcombe
Danny Wallace

20 June 2014
Professor WN Herbert
Professor Chris Marshall

20 November 2014
Ann Gloag
Professor Nicholas Hastie


24 June 2015
Brian Taylor
Seamus McGarvey
David Chester Gibbons

25 June 2015
Justin Fletcher
Roddy Doyle
Professor Frank Grosveld
Stuart MacBride

26 June 2015
William David Forsyth
Dr Jung Chang
Professor Neil Robertson MacKenzie Buist

 

20 November 2015 
Cathy Warwick CBE 
Mary McCluskey 

22 June 2016
Dr Charles Jencks
Amanda Kopel 


23 June 2016 
Sir William Castell 
Sir William Patey

24 June 2016 
Professor Harindra Fernando 
Dr Hilal Al-Sayer 

17 November 2016 
Pamela Butchart 
Joyce Cullen

18 November 2016 
Dr Niall Elliott

 

21 June 2017
Alan Alda
Fatou Bensouda
Susan Philipsz


22 June 2017
Dame Katherine Grainger
Judge Tim Eicke,QC
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

23 June 2017
David Mackenzie
David Cunningham

 

 

Doctor of Science

12 July 2005
Sir James Whyte Black

Master of Arts

9 July 1976
Harry Russell Halkerston Woolford, OBE, FMA, FIIC

12 July 1985
Jimmy Shand, MBE

15 July 1994
Jenny Wood Allen, JP

Master of Medical Science

18 July 1975
Douglas Swan Fraser

14 July 1978
Judy Peden Greig, MA

Master of Science

12 July 1971
George Hendry, BEM

13 July 1979
Colin Hutcheon Gibson, DA