Honorary degrees awarded today [Friday 20 July]
Press release issued: 20 July 2007
Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Simon Barnes and Jennifer Bate at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Friday 20 July].
Simon Barnes, Chief Sports Writer for The Times, novelist, bird watcher and Bristol graduate, will be honoured with the degree of Doctor of Letters at the 11.15 am ceremony. The degree is in recognition of his distinction as a writer across a broad range of subjects and in a variety of literary forms.
Jennifer Bate, organist, composer and Bristol graduate, will be honoured with the degree of Doctor of Music at the 2.30 pm ceremony. The degree is in recognition of her outstanding musical career, during which she has performed in over 40 countries.