Congratulations to all our students who graduated this year – we wish you all the very best for the future.
Each year we confer degrees on honorary graduands. These are awarded to distinguished individuals who have made a significant contribution within their field and to society, nationally and internationally.
This year, we awarded honorary degrees to:
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty
Anne Marie Rafferty, CBE, FRCN is a British nurse, administrator, academic and researcher. She is currently a Professor of Nursing Policy, having previously been the Dean of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.
Read her full oration presented by Professor Val Lattimer
Marie Curie was established in 1948, the same year as the NHS and provides care and support to people with terminal illness, and to the family and friends who support them. It stands out as the UK’s largest charitable funder of supportive and palliative care.
Read their full oration presented by Dr Guy Peryer
Professor Ray Tallis
Raymond is a philosopher, poet, novelist, cultural critic and a retired medical physician and clinical neuroscientist. Specialising in geriatrics, he served on several UK commissions on medical care of the aged and was an editor or major contributor to two key textbooks in the field, The Clinical Neurology of Old Age and Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
Read his full oration presented by Professor Valerie Pomeroy
Mr Patrick Peal
Patrick started his career in engineering and spent many years at Lotus Cars, before founding his own business, Tribe, offering Marketing and PR advice. He is currently the Master for the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, famed for its craftsmanship in fine leather and charitable work. He is also Chief Executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, an organisation close to his heart and one that he had a hand in founding.
Read his full oration presented by Lawrence Hill