Honorary Graduates

An honorary degree is the highest honour that the University of Lincoln bestows. A small number of honorary degrees are awarded annually, to those who have made a major contribution to their chosen field at national or international level. The University also awards Honorary Fellowships, to those who have served the University in an outstanding capacity as members of staff or governors, and are usually given upon their retirement from their post.

The following list provides the names of all of our distinguished honorands, whom we congratulate and welcome as an integral part of the University of Lincoln Alumni community.

2016

Chris Penney
Professor Efim Zelmanov
Ela Gandhi
Maureen Kavanagh
Candice Pellett OBE
Professor James Fenton
Tony Garnett
Professor Juergen Maier

2015

Professor Philippe Sands
Professor Maxwell Hutchinson
Tomas Roope
Gordon Baldwin OBE
Angela Porter

2014

Julian Fellowes
Dame Stephanie Shirley
Andrea Spyropoulos
Barbara Dickson OBE
Joshua Rozenberg
Chris Warmoth
Professor Claire Cross
Roger Buttery 

2013

Professor Stephen Hall
John Hurt CBE
Squadron Leader James Nadin
Professor the Baroness Lister of Burtersett CBE
Colin Walsh
John Sergeant
Lord Ian Blair of Boughton
Graham Secker
Anne Coltman OBE
Roly Keating

2012

Professor Roderick A Smith
Stephen Galjaard
Nick Muntz
Professor David Chiddick CBE
Shaun Sargent
Tony Benn
Dr Robert Price OBE
Sir David Tweedie
William Crone
Professor Paul Langford
John Jenkinson
Mark Richmond
Pamela Duncan

2011

Lord Norton of Louth
John Cridland CBE
Roger Mosey
Colin Dexter OBE
Dame Philippa Russell
Professor Sir Alex Markham
Professor Pat Carlen
Richard Cork
Jonathan Foyle
Loyd Grossman OBE
Marianne Overton

2010

Sir Craig Reedie CBE
Michael Jones (Chancellor's Medal)
Mark Byford
Richard Reed
Anne Hollick
Sir Ian Botham
Professor Dame Sally Davies
Ian Baguely
Will Lewis
Dr Vicki Phillips
Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Dr Alberto Alessi
Baroness Helena Kennedy

2009

David Rossington
Dr Peter Quantick
Roger Atkinson MA LLM
John Godfrey CBE, FCA, FRAgS
Peter Day
Ian Emmerson
Air Commodore Neil Gammon
Professor Timothy Lang
Alan Rusbridger
Dr Dalibor Vesely
Professor Lord Robert Winston

2008

The Rt Hon Lord George Robertson of Port Ellen KT, GCMG, FRSA, FRSE, PC
Sir Colin Campbell DL, FRSA, LLD
Deyan Sudjic OBE
John Pilger
Professor Roger Laughton CBE
Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll DBE, FRSA
David Mullaney
Don Blackburn
Dr Jim Whittingham
Professor (Charles) Tony Butterworth PhD, MSc, RMN, SRN, RNT, DN(Lond), CBE, FRCN, FMedSC,I FRCPsych, FRSA, USA

2007

Anthony Smith CBE
Antonio Berardi
Baroness Byford DBE
Mike Newell
Nicholas Parsons OBE
Professor Bernard John Crump
David Remfry MBE, RA
Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, CBE
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior
Professor Brian Winston
Jon Hanna

2006

Professor Tony Jones CBE, MFA, DFA, FRSA, FRCA
Barry Spikings
Dr Elaine McMahon
Dennis Turner
John Buttrick
John Inverdale
Dr Cheryle Berry BSC, MA, DBA, FRSA
Professor Muriel Robinson
Professor Oleg Eremin

2005

Don McCullin CBE, FRPS
Professor Janet Soo-Chung CBE
Professor Carole Tongue
Roger Ewbank OBE, BVSc, MVSc, CBiol, FIBiol, MRCVS
Professor Kelvin Bray CBE, FREng
Professor Sarah Skelton
Tony Worth, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire
Nevile Camamile, Esq., B.A., F.C.A.
Simon Lunt

2004

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE
Paul Hyett
Professor Peter Rubin, BA, MB, ChB, DM, FRCP
Derek Mapp
Judge Richard Jenkins
Martin Lambie-Nairn
(John) Trevor Jameson
The Very Reverend Alec Knight OBE
Adam Pearson

2003

Dr Geoffrey Bertram Robert (Bob) Feilden CBE, FREng, FRF
Professor Derek Crothall
Canon Ruth Parker
Professor Sir Martin Harris CBE, MA, PhD, LLD
Reg Green
Bridget Cracroft-Eley CVO, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire

2002

John Robinson
Professor Dame Janet Finch, DBE, DL, AcSS
John Holt
The Rt Revd Robert Hardy CBE, DD
Adele Biss
Christopher Oughtred
Sir Brian Fender CMG, MInstKT
Marilyn Hawkins

2001

Dr J H "Harry" Hooper CBE
Jonathan Elvidge
Dr Mike Maloney OBE, Hon FRPS, FBIPP, FRPS

2000

Carmella Riddell MBE