Encaenia 2012 - Live
The live Encaenia webcast is now over. A video clip of the highlights will be made available in the next days.
Encaenia is the ceremony at which the University of Oxford awards
honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and commemorates its
Presentation of the Honorands:
The orations by the Public Orator will be made in Latin, as will the admissions by the Chancellor. The Latin texts, with English translations, are provided in the links below:
Honorary Doctors of Civil Law
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of the Burmese National League for Democracy and member of the Burmese parliament.
- Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, former Director General of the Security Service.
Honorary Doctors of Letters
- Mr David Cornwell, (aka John le Carré), author.
- Professor Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University.
- Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of Sony Corporation.
- Professor Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, McGill University.
Honorary Doctors of Science
- Dr Henry Barnett, former President and Scientific Director of the Robarts Research Institute.
- Professor William Phillips, physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute.
It is expected that the awarding of the honorary degree to Aung San Suu Kyi at the beginning of the ceremony and her speech at the end of it will be carried by the BBC News Channel and Sky News. If you are having difficulty accessing this site, please try
Ceremony timings (approximate)
11.30 Ceremony starts
11.35 Conferral of honorary degrees. The honorands are:
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller
Mr David Cornwell (aka John le Carré)
Professor Drew Faust
Sir Howard Stringer
Professor Charles Taylor
Dr Henry Barnett
Professor William Phillips
12.25 The Creweian Oration (recounting events of the past year and commemorating benefactors) is given by the Public Orator, Professor Richard Jenkyns.
12:50 Address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
13:10 Ceremony ends