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Honorary graduates - summer 2013

Click on the links below to learn more about this summer's honorary graduates...

Commodore Neil BrownCommodore Neil Brown – Ceremony 1

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
Monday 8 July 2013, 1.30pm

Neil Brown graduated in Law from the Queen’s University, Belfast. He was commissioned into the Royal Navy and undertook sea service in the destroyers HMS Liverpool and HMS York...

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Reece ShearsmithReece Shearsmith – Ceremony 2

Doctor of the University, honoris causa
Monday 8 July 2013, 4.30pm

Reece Shearsmith originates from Hull and is an actor/writer. He co-wrote and starred in The League of Gentlemen, which ran for three series on BBC2...

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Grace NicholsGrace Nichols – Ceremony 3

Doctor of University, honoris causa
Tuesday 9 July 2013, 10.30am

Grace Nichols was born and educated in Guyana. She came to Britain in 1977 and has since written many books for adults and children...

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Ruth Owen, OBERuth Owen, OBE – Ceremony 4

Doctor of University, honoris causa
Tuesday 9 July 2013, 1.30pm

Ruth joined Whizz-Kidz as Chief Executive in 2004. A wheelchair user from the age of seven, Ruth believes passionately in the importance of independent mobility in a child’s life...

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Karen Inman, MBEKaren Inman, MBE – Ceremony 5

Doctor of the University, honoris causa
Tuesday 9 July 2013, 4.30pm

Karen Inman MBE (nee Briggs) is a four-times World Judo Champion - 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1989. Born in Holderness Road, Hull, in April 1963, into a family of six children...

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Malcolm SinclairMalcolm Sinclair – Ceremony 6

Doctor of Letters, honoris causa
Wednesday 10 July 2013, 10.30am

Born and brought up in London, Malcolm Sinclair is an actor and President of Equity, the trade union which serves in the United Kingdom and abroad...

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Professor Michael C Jackson, OBEProfessor Michael C Jackson, OBE – Ceremony 7

Doctor of Science, honoris causa
Wednesday 10 July 2013, 1.30pm

Mike Jackson was born in Hull and attended Paisley Primary School and Bridlington School before being awarded an Open Exhibition to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford...

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Norman Haste, OBENorman Haste, OBE – Ceremony 9

Doctor of Science, honoris causa
Thursday 11 July 2013, 10.30am

Norman Haste was born and grew up in Cleethorpes. On leaving school he became an engineering apprentice in a steelworks in Scunthorpe and studied Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Salford...

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