Since 1904 we have conferred honorary awards on a host of individuals from the worlds of science, art, academia, industry, politics, medicine, entertainment and many other fields.

Download our list of previous honorary graduates

Our Summer 2016 honorary graduates are:

Chief Inspector Adult Social Care CQC Andrea Sutcliffe
Honorary Doctor of Science

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton Sir Chris Snowden
Honorary Doctor of Science

Experimental Physicist Professor Athene Donald
Honorary Doctor of Science

Choreographer and Director Wayne McGregor
Honorary Doctor of Letters

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Education Professor Vivien Jones
Honorary Doctor of Letters

Met Office Chief Scientist Dame Julia Slingo
Honorary Doctor of Science

President of the Yorkshire Agriculture Society John Stoddart-Scott
Honorary Doctor of Laws

Lawyer Anne-Marie Hutchinson
Honorary Doctor of Laws

Mechanical Engineer Professor Isobel Pollock-Hulf
Honorary Doctor of Science

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor John Fisher
Honorary Doctor of Science

Screenwriter and playwright Peter Morgan
Honorary Doctor of Letters

Biologist Professor Stephen Jackson
Honorary Doctor of Science

Watch video footage of all the ceremonies