• Thursday 23 June 2011
  • NO. 4960
  • VOL. 141

Congregation29 June


1 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

Edwin Cameron, LLB University of South Africa, BA Stellenbosch, MA Oxf (Rhodes Scholar), Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, Honorary Fellow of Keble College

Doctor of Letters

Sir Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd, MA PhD Camb, Historian of Ancient Science, Senior Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, former Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Cambridge, Honorary Foreign Member of AAAS, Member of the International Academy of the History of Science, FBA, Honorary Fellow of Darwin College and of King's College, Cambridge

Marilynne Summers Robinson, BA Brown, PhD Washington, author, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences

Doctor of Music

Sir George Martin, Guildhall School of Music, Music Producer, former Head of Parlophone Records, Founder and Chairman of the Associated Independent Recording Studios

Doctor of Science

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, BSc MSc Melbourne, PhD Camb, Molecular Biologist, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, Non-resident Fellow of the Salk Institute, FAAAS, FRS, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Member of the Institute of Medicine

Dame Linda Partridge, BA DPhil Oxf, Geneticist, Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing and Weldon Professor of Biometry, University College London, Director of the Max Planck Institute of the Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Member of EMBO, FRSE, FRS, FMedSci, Member of AAAS

Oliver Smithies, MA DPhil Oxf, Geneticist, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College

2 Degree by Diploma

Doctor of Civil Law

His Excellency Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 ( A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Miss S. Cowburn at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70193; email:; questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S.L. Stacey (telephone: (2)80463, email: