dame, a knight and a gold medal winner honoured at Leeds
Oscar winning actress, a distinguished diplomat, a gold
medal athlete and a Nobel prize-winner will receive honorary
degrees from the University next year. Chancellor Lord
Melvyn Bragg will make the awards to Dame Judi Dench,
Sir Roderic Lyne, Fiona May and Sir Paul Nurse at a special
ceremony on Wednesday 17 July 2002.
in York in 1934, the internationally acclaimed actress
Dame Judi Dench has won a wealth of awards for her work
on film and stage.
of the most distinguished graduates of the school of history
since the Second World War, Sir Roderic Lyne is now the
British Ambassador to Russia. First posted to Russia under
Brezhnev in 1972, he returned there in 1987 during the
hectic years of perestroika.
athlete Fiona May is also a University graduate, gaining
her degree in economics, business and administration in
1992 from Trinity and All Saints, while continuing her
career as an established international athlete. She now
competes for Italy, winning gold in the 1995 and 2001
world athletics, and silver in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.
of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Sir Paul Nurse
was awarded the 2001 Nobel prize for his discovery of
controlling cell division in most living organisms. He
will be the third
Nobel prize-winner in four years to receive an honorary
degree from Leeds.
the press release on the 2002 honorary graduates for more