Honorary Awards 2014

Professor John Barrow (small)Professor John Barrow BSc PhD DSc FRS

Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

Professor John Barrow was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of his contribution to Mathematical Science education.


Professor Polina Bayvel (small)Professor Polina Bayvel BSc (Eng) PhD FREng

Professor of Optical Communications and Networks, University College London (UCL)

Professor Polina Bayvel was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of her contribution to scientific research.


Professor Sir Lezsek BorysiewiczProfessor Leszek Borysiewicz FRS FRCP FMedSci

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Professor Leszek Borysiewicz was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science for his contribution to the field of Medicine.


Simon BoyleSimon Boyle CStJ JP

Lord Lieutenant for Gwent

Simon Boyle was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University for his contribution to public life in the region of Gwent.


John DeerJohn Deer

Deputy Chairman, Renishaw PLC

John Deer was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University for his contribution to the engineering industry.


Gerard Elias QCGerard Elias QC

Barrister, Standards Commissioner for Wales

Gerard Elias QC was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University for his contribution to the legal system in England and Wales.


Margaret Hodge MP (small)Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP

Former Children’s Minister, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, MP for Barking

Margaret Hodge MBE MP was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University for her contribution to politics and representing women in public life.


Michael Lawley (small)Michael Lawley

Chairman of Cooke & Arkwright, Governor of the University 2001-2013

Michael Lawley was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to urban regeneration in Wales.


Lord Morris of Aberavon (small)Rt Hon the Lord Morris of Aberavon KG PC QC

Chancellor of the University 2001-2013, former Attorney-General, Parliamentarian

The Rt Hon Lord Morris of Aberavon was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University for his contribution to the history of the University and to Welsh politics.


Paul Murphy MP (small)Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP

Former Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland, MP for Torfaen

Paul Murphy MP was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to British politics and public life in Wales.


Michael Stevens (small)Michael Stevens

Head of International Markets, Airbus Defence & Space 

Michael Stevens was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University for his contribution to the global security industry.


Martin Turner (small)Martin Turner FCCA

ACCA President


Martin Turner was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to accounting and finance in the UK.


Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May (small)Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May

Director General, Malaysian Palm Oil Board

Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University for her contribution to research into global sustainability and climate change.


Professor Chen Zhigang (small)Professor Chen Zhigang

Chairman, Suzhou University of Science and Technology

Professor Chen Zhigang was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to science education.


Dick Glover smallDick Glover

Chief Technology Officer, McLaren Applied Technologies Ltd

Dick Glover was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to technology and business.


Peter Carter smallDr Peter Carter OBE

Chief Executive, Royal College of Nursing

Dr Peter Carter OBE was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to the nursing profession.



Peter Thomas smallPeter Thomas CBE

Chairman, Atlantic Property Developments Plc

Peter Thomas CBE was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University for his contribution to business and property.



Roger GloverRoger Glover

Musician, bassist with Deep Purple

Roger Glover was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University for his contribution to the music industry.