Honorary Degrees

Preparing for Honorary Degree Ceremony

Today saw an Honorary Degree Ceremony at The Senate House. The great and the good invited to become honorary members of the University where they step forward to receive their degree from The Chancellor of the University. Prior to the award of the degree the Orator read out aloud an appraisal of the recipients life and achievements…al in Latin! Who said Latin was a dead language. Dear Cambridge, sticking with tradition. The recipients included:

Doctor of Science
ROGER YONCHEN TSIEN, Professor of Pharmacology and Biochemistry in the University of California, San Diego, Nobel Laureate.

Doctor of Letters
PHILIP KENNETH KING, sculptor

Doctor of Music
ALFRED BRENDEL, Visiting Professor in  Music, pianist

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